Dolores D. Mruk conducts research in the Council’s Center for Biomedical Research in New York. Her work focuses on how two different cell types in the testes—Sertoli cells and germ cells—communicate with each other, and how to disrupt communication between these cells to cause infertility. Mruk’s research, if successful, could provide the foundation for the creation of a safe, nonhormonal, reversible male contraceptive.
Since joining the Council in 1995, Mruk has published over 180 peer-reviewed journal articles, and her research has been recognized through numerous awards from the Endocrine Society and the American Society of Andrology. She is on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed journal Molecular Reproduction and Development.
Mruk received her PhD in cell and molecular biology from the University of Hong Kong.