New findings into a master regulator of cancer treatment–induced ovarian failure and infertility have opened up potential therapeutic avenues for treatments to preserve a woman’s long-term ovarian function.
Elise Courtois, Ph.D., is an endometriosis researcher, but she doesn't know much about the disease. That's because no one knows much about endometriosis, which can cause debilitating pain and infertility in women as well as transgender and nonbinary people with uteruses.
Elise Courtois is leading endometriosis and women’s health research in Connecticut and has won the Connecticut Technology Council’s Women of Innovation award in the research innovation and leadership category.
Many women worldwide are affected by endometriosis, though there has been relatively little research into causes or possible therapies. Elise Courtois, associate director of the Single Cell Biology group at The Jackson Laboratory, is a leading proponent for increasing awareness of and funding for endometriosis.