Ei Terasawa

Position title: Professor, Pediatrics

Email: terasawa@primate.wisc.edu

Phone: Neuroendocrinology


BS 1961 University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
PhD 1966 Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan
1st Postdoctoral position: University of California - Berkeley, CA
2nd Postdoctoral position: University of California - Los Angeles, CA

Ei Terasawa. Professor, Pediatrics. Neuroendocrinology.

NIH Biosketch
PubMed Publications

Research Focus

Research of my laboratory focuses on the study of the hypothalamic neuroendocrine system, the gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) neuron.  The aims of the current studies are: 1) to determine the mechanism of puberty onset, 2) to investigate the role of locally synthesized and released neuroestradiol in regulation of GnRH release, 3) to study the mechanism of ovarian steroid action on GnRH neurons, which modulate pulsatile GnRH release with different time domains, and 4) to generate GnRH neurons from stem cells and investigate the cellular mechanism of pulsatile GnRH neurosecretion.

Program Activities

  • Joined ERP Program: 1997
  • Teaching
    • Neuroscience Training Program 675: Special Topics in Neuroendocrinology
  • Committees
    • Member – Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology Program NIH Predoctoral Training Grant Steering Committee
    • Member – Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology Program Admissions Committee
  • ERP T32 Faculty Trainer


No current ERP students

Past ERP students

  • James P Garcia (PhD)
  • Katie Guerriero (PhD)
  • Brian Kenealy (PhD)
  • Sekoni Noel (PhD)
  • Michael Woller (PhD)