Neurobiology faculty welcome Lehman
Dr. Michael N. Lehman has joined the Medical Center faculty as a professor and chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences.
After receiving the B.A. in biology-psychology cum laude with high honors from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1975, Lehman earned the Ph.D. in neurosciences at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1982. He served as a postdoctoral scholar in the Reproductive Endocrinology Program there from 1982-83.
Lehman has more than 25 years of experience in academic research and leadership at Columbia University, the University of Cincinnati and the University of Western Ontario.
He comes to the Medical Center from the University of Michigan, where he has served as professor of molecular and integrative physiology, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and co-director and research professor of the Reproductive Sciences Program since 2010.
Having served as a member and officer in several professional societies, including the Association of Neuroscience Departments and Programs, Lehman currently serves as co-chair of the Professional Development Committee of the Society for Neuroscience, the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system. He also serves on the editorial boards of Domestic Animal Endocrinology, Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology and the Journal of Neuroendocrinology.
Lehman’s current NIH-funded research grants and awards include “Opioid Regulation of GnRH Pulses,” “Prenatal Programming of Reproductive Health and Disease” and “Neuroendocrine Control of Seasonality.”
A sought-after speaker nationally and internationally, Lehman has authored or coauthored more than 125 articles in peer-reviewed publications and a dozen book chapters and reviews.