Undergraduate education

University of Michigan, BS, 1989

Years in MSTP



Human oncology, 1995


V. Craig Jordan, PhD

Thesis title

Structural Characterization of Ligand-Estrogen Receptor-Deoxyribonucleic Acid Interaction


Obstetrics and gynecology, Duke University, 1998-2001


Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility, NIH, 2001-2002

Current position

Professor and Chair-Research Division, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Uniformed Services University of the Health sciences

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PhD publications

Levenson AS, Wolf DM, Catherino WH, Takei H, Jordan VC. Understanding the Antiestrogenic Actions of Raloxifene and a Mechanism of Drug Resistance to Tamoxifen. Breast Cancer. 1998 Apr 25;5(2):99-106. PMID: 11091634.

Levenson AS, Catherino WH, Jordan VC. Estrogenic activity is increased for an antiestrogen by a natural mutation of the estrogen receptor. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 1997 Mar;60(5-6):261-8. PMID: 9219916.

Catherino WH, Jordan VC. Nomegestrol acetate, a clinically useful 19-norprogesterone derivative which lacks estrogenic activity. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 1995 Nov;55(2):239-46. PMID: 7495704.

Catherino WH, Wolf DM, Jordan VC. A naturally occurring estrogen receptor mutation results in increased estrogenicity of a tamoxifen analog. Mol Endocrinol. 1995 Aug;9(8):1053-63. PMID: 7476979.

Jordan VC, Catherino WH, Wolf DM. A mutant receptor as a mechanism of drug resistance to tamoxifen treatment. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1995 Jun 12;761:138-47. PMID: 7625717.

Catherino WH, Jordan VC. Increasing the number of tandem estrogen response elements increases the estrogenic activity of a tamoxifen analogue. Cancer Lett. 1995 May 25;92(1):39-47. PMID: 7757959.

Catherino WH, Jordan VC. The biological action of cDNAs from mutated estrogen receptors transfected into breast cancer cells. Cancer Lett. 1995 Mar 23;90(1):35-42. PMID: 7720041.

Catherino WH, Jeng MH, Jordan VC. Norgestrel and gestodene stimulate breast cancer cell growth through an oestrogen receptor mediated mechanism. Br J Cancer. 1993 May;67(5):945-52. PMID: 8494728; PMCID: PMC1968434.

Catherino WH, Jordan VC. A risk-benefit assessment of tamoxifen therapy. Drug Saf. 1993 May;8(5):381-97. PMID: 8504018.

Jordan VC, Jeng MH, Catherino WH, Parker CJ. The estrogenic activity of synthetic progestins used in oral contraceptives. Cancer. 1993 Feb 15;71(4 Suppl):1501-5. PMID: 8431886.