Craig S. Atwood, PhD

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Medicine
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BSc (Hons) 1984 University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
PhD 1993 University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
1st Postdoctoral Position: Laboratory of Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD


Research Focus

The Laboratory for Endocrinology, Aging and Disease (LEAD) focuses on understanding the endocrinology of aging as elaborated upon in ‘The ReproductiveCell Cycle Theory of Aging’. Research examines the pivotal role of reproductive hormones in regulating embryogenesis, maintenance of adult tissues and age-related diseases, and the translation of these basic findings into therapies and diagnostic/prognostic tests.

Program Activities

  • Joined ERP Program: 2005
  • Teaching – Animal Sciences 875: Endocrine Physiology

Research Funding

  • Leader, Biomarker Core NIH NIA P50 AG033514 05/01/09 – 04/30/14 Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
  • CoI NIH NIA 04/01/07 – 03/31/12 Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention
  • PI Department of Medicine 07/01/10 – 6/30/11 Multi-Locus Interactions in the Steroidogenic Pathway Predict Alzheimer’s Disease


Current Trainees Degree Goal
Kentaro Hayashi PhD
Past Trainees Degree Completed
Miguel Gallego MS
Prashob Porayette MS