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Lydia A. Arbogast, Ph.D., joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Carbondale in 1996 as an assistant professor of physiology and became an associate professor in 2002. [Note: She has since been promoted to professor.}

Previously, she was a research assistant professor in physiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. (1993-96) and a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroendocrinology at the University of Kansas (1988-93). She was a research assistant at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Ind. (1977-84).

Arbogast earned her doctoral degree at Indiana University (1988) and her bachelor's degree at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio (1976).

She is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society for Neuroscience, Endocrine Society, International Society of Neuroendocrinology, American Neuroendrocrine Society, Sigma Xi and Women in Endocrinology. She has received 13 research grants totaling more than $2,355,000, including six from the National Institutes of Health. Her research interests are the cellular/molecular mechanisms of hormones and the hypothalamic control of prolactin during lactation.

She has had more than 45 articles published and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Endocrinology.