Department of Biological Sciences

Dodge Hall Rm 375
118 Library Dr
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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(248) 370-3550
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Virinder Moudgil

Virinder K. Moudgil
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D


  • Biological Sciences Chair, 1994 - 2001
  • Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, 2001-2012

Research: Molecular Mechanisms of Steroid Hormone Action in Normal and Cancer Cells

Dr. Moudgil investigated the molecular mechanism of steroid hormone action for more than three decades. Early work in his laboratory centered on examining structural and functional alterations in progesterone and glucocorticoid receptor proteins induced by phosphorylation, and hormonal and antihormonal ligands. His lab also examined hormonal regulation of tumor suppressor proteins, p53 and retinoblastoma, in human breast cancer cells.

Selected Publications:

Moudgil, V.K. (2014) Perspectives on Medical Education in India – A Guest Editorial. MGM Journal of Medical Sciences, 1, vii-viii.

Siebert, A.E., Sanchez, A.L., Dinda, S., and Moudgil, V.K. (2011) Effects of estrogen metabolite 2-methoxyestradiol on tumor suppressor protein p53 and proliferation of breast cancer cells.Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine 57, 279-287.

Dinda, S., Sanchez, A., and Moudgil, V. K. (2010) Effects of LY117018 (a SERM analog of raloxifene) on tumor suppressor proteins and proliferation of breast cancer cells, Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation 2, 211-217.