Jon Levine

Position title: Professor, Neuroscience; Director, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center


Phone: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome


BA 1976 Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
PhD 1982 University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Postdoctoral Position: Oregon National Primate Research Center & Oregon Health Sciences University

Jon Levine. Professor, Neuroscience; Director, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

NIH Biosketch
PubMed Publications

Research Focus

For the past 30 years I have studied the neuroendocrine regulation of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons, in part by developing and utilizing physiological methods to monitor and analyze GnRH neurosecretion in awake animals. My research has also focused on the mechanisms by which ovarian steroids exert their effects in the brain, the latter including the negative feedback mechanisms that maintain homeostatic control within the reproductive axis, as well as the positive feedback actions of steroids that culminate in release of preovulatory gonadotropin surges. My recent work has made use of newly developed mutant mice to analyze the cell signaling mechanisms that mediate negative and positive feedback actions of estradiol.

Program Activities

  • Joined ERP Program: 2010
  • ERP Steering Committee Member
  • ERP T32 Faculty Trainer


Current ERP students

  • Emily Greinwald (PhD in progress)
  • Molly Willging (PhD in progress)

No past ERP trainees