Judith Turgeon

Position Title
Professor of Internal Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology), School of Medicine

2206T Tupper Hall

Specialties / Focus

  • Cell Biology

Professional Societies

  • Endocrine Society; Society for Study of Reproduction; Women in Endocrinology


  • 1965 BA Biology Washburn University, Kansas
  • 1969 PhD Anatomy University of Kansas


Turgeon, J. L., and D. W. Waring. 1994. Activation of the progesterone receptor by the GnRH self-priming pathway. Molecular Endocrinology. 8:860-869

Turgeon, J. L., Kimura, Y, Waring, D. W. and P. L. Mellon. 1996. Steroid and pulsatile GnRH regulation of LH and GnRH receptor in a novel gonadotrope cell line. Molecular Endocrinology. 10:439-450

Turgeon, J. L., and D. W. Waring. 2000. Progesterone regulation of the progesterone receptor in rat gonadotropes. Endocrinology. 141:3422-3429

Turgeon, J. L., Shyamala, G., and D. W. Waring. 2001. PR localization and anterior pituitary cell populations in vitro in ovariectomized wild-type and PR-knockout mice. Endocrinology 142 (10):4479-4485. [Featured in an accompanying editorial: Bethea, C.L., Large lessons from little lactotropes, Endocrinology 142 (10):4170-4172.]

Turgeon, J. L., McDonnell, D. P., Martin, K. A. and P. M. Wise. 2004. Hormone therapy: Physiological complexity belies therapeutic simplicity. Science 304:1269-1273.

Turgeon, J. L. and D. W. Waring. Differential expression and regulation of progesterone receptor isoforms in rat and mouse pituitary cells and LBT2 gonadotropes. J. Endocrinology 190: 837-846, 2006.

Turgeon, J. L., Carr, M. C., Maki, P. M., Mendelsohn, M. E., and P. M. Wise. Complex actions of sex steroids in adipose tissue, the cardiovascular system, and brain: insights from basic science and clinical studies. Endocrine Reviews 27:575-605, 2006

Waring, D. W. and J. L. Turgeon. Estradiol inhibition of voltage-activated and GnRH-induced currents in mouse gonadotrophs. Endocrinology 147(12):5798-5805, 2006.