History of the Green Center

Endowed by Cecil and Ida Green in 1974, the Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences was led by Paul C. MacDonald, M.D., until his death in 1997. Under Dr. MacDonald’s leadership, the Green Center was affiliated with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and enjoyed a national reputation for conducting basic research into problems affecting women’s reproductive health.  

Under David L. Garbers, M.D., who was director from 1999–2006, the Green Center was affiliated with the Department of Pharmacology and expanded its research portfolio to include male reproductive physiology.  

Under W. Lee Kraus, Ph.D., the Green Center is once again affiliated with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Research programs studying reproductive biology in a broad sense, with a focus on nuclear regulation, including chromatin structure and gene regulation, epigenetics, nuclear endpoints of cellular signaling pathways, genome organization and evolution, and DNA replication and repair.