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Victor M Navarro, Ph.D.

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2007 - 2009
Fulbright Fellowship
2008
Endocrine Scholars Award
2009 - 2011
Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship
2010
The Endocrine Society Outstanding Abstract Award
2012
K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award
2013
The Endocrine Society Outstanding Abstract Award
2013
Early Career Investigators Award
2013
Microgrant for Faculty Development
2014
Eugenia Rosemberg Abstract Award
2014 - 2015
Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Award
2021
President's Scholar Award

Overview
Dr. Navarro is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received his PhD from the University of Córdoba, Spain, in 2006 under the mentorship of Dr. Manuel Tena-Sempere. His dissertation work focused on the characterization of the neuroendocrine mechanisms that control reproductive function, with special emphasis on the role of kisspeptins in the attainment and maintenance of fertility. In 2007, Dr. Navarro joined the group of Dr. Robert A. Steiner at the University of Washington, Seattle. During this period (2007-2011), he studied the neuronal mechanisms that control kisspeptin release and proposed a model of interaction between neurokinin B, dynorphin and kisspeptin that has become accepted by his peers as the likely GnRH pulse generator. In 2012, Dr. Navarro was recruited to join the faculty of the Division of Endocrinology at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, where he continues his research on the characterization of the central circuits governing reproductive function and metabolism.

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  1. R01DK133760 (NAVARRO, VICTOR MANUEL) Aug 12, 2022 - May 31, 2026
    NIH
    Characterization of Kiss1 neurons as mediators of the reproductive regulation of energy balance
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. U54AG062322 (JOFFE, HADINE) Jun 1, 2020 - May 31, 2025
    NIH
    Center for Stress and Neural Regulation of Reproductive Aging Health Outcomes
    Role: Co-Investigator
  3. R01HD099084 (NAVARRO, VICTOR MANUEL) Apr 22, 2020 - Mar 31, 2025
    NIH
    Characterization of the role of the amygdala in reproductive function
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. R21HD095383 (NAVARRO, VICTOR MANUEL) May 16, 2019 - Apr 30, 2021
    NIH
    Role of the Transcription Factor Nhlh2 in the Development and Function of Kiss1 Neurons
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. R01HD090151 (NAVARRO, VICTOR MANUEL) Jul 28, 2017 - Apr 30, 2022
    NIH
    Dissecting the Role of Tachykinins in the Generation of GnRH Pulses
    Role: Principal Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.