Nancy L. Wayne, Ph.D.

Titles

Professor, Physiology

Member, Brain Research Institute

Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology GPB Home Area

Neuroscience GPB Home Area

Contact Information

Email
nwayne@mednet.ucla.edu
Phone
Fax Number: 310-206-5661
Work Phone Number: 310-206-9379
310-794-1159
Address

Work Address:

Laboratory
CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES
Office
CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Biography

Nancy L. Wayne is a reproductive neuroendocrinologist who joined the Department of Physiology in the School of Medicine in 1992. She became Full Professor of Physiology in 2005. Dr. Wayne earned her B.A. in Biology at Northwestern University in Evanston and her Ph.D. in Physiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biology at the University of Virginia, where she worked on environmental regulation of reproduction. Since arriving at UCLA, Dr. Wayne has been an active member of the Laboratory for Neuroendocrinology in the Brain Research Institute. Dr. Wayne's laboratory research is focused on understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms by which neuroendocrine cells respond to internal and external signals, and how these neurophysiological responses influence reproductive behaviors. This research gives us the opportunity to explore basic mechanisms by which the brain controls and coordinates physiology and behavior. Dr. Wayne created and leads WOMEN ADVANCING TOGETHER workshops for for professionals, students and trainees, and administrators to help women overcome barriers in their careers. These are practical, goal-oriented, problem-solving experiences that leave participants energized and empowered to address the challenges of their daily lives. For more information, including Dr. Wayne's blogs on topics of interest to women working in a man's world, go to: https://nancylwayne.wordpress.com/

Publications