Ei Terasawa, PhD

Ei_TerasawaEmail: terasawa@primate.wisc.edu
Title: Professor
Department: Pediatrics
Download NIH Biosketch
PubMed Publications


BS 1961 University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
PhD 1966 Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan
1st Postdoctoral position: University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Research Focus

Research of my laboratory focuses on the study of the hypothalamic neuroendocrine system, the luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) neurons.  The aims of the current studies are: 1) to determine the regulation of the LHRH neurosecretory system in controlling the onset of puberty; 2) to determine the mechanism of oscillatory activity of LHRH neurons; 3) to study the differentiation, development, and migration of LHRH neurons; 4) to investigate ovarian steroid action on pulsatile LHRH release; and 5) the role of the hypothalamus in menopause.

Program Activities

  • Joined ERP Program: 1997
  • Teaching - Neurosciene Training Program 675: Special Topics in Neuroendocrinology
  • Teaching - Animal Sciences 875: Endocrine Physiology
  • Committee Member - Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology Program NIH Predoctoral Training Grant Steering Committee
  • Committee Member - Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology Program Admissions Committee

Research Funding

  • PI NIH 5 R01HD015433 04/01/81 - 06/30/11 Hypothalamic Control of Gonadotropin Secretion
  • PI NIH 5 R01HD011355 12/01/77 - 07/31/12 Hypothalamic Control of Puberty


Current Trainees Degree Goal
Kate Guerriero PhD
Brian Kenealy PhD
Past Trainees Degree Completed
Sekoni Noel PhD
Michael Woller PhD