Thomas Michael Price
Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Price is involved in both clinical and basic science research. The main focus of the basic science molecular endocrinology laboratory is the study of novel sex steroid receptors. Currently, the work focuses on a novel progesterone receptor that localizes to the mitochondrion. Studies including RNAi in cell models and creation of transgenic mice are ongoing to discover the function of this receptor. The overall hypothesis is that progesterone modulates mitochondrial activity to meet the increased cellular energy demands of pregnancy via this receptor.
Dr. Price also participates in clinical research endeavors. These projects are constantly changing and focus on many aspects of reproductive endocrinology including ovarian preservation during chemotherapy, treatments for menorrhagia, endometriosis, leiomyomata and infertility.

Current Research Interests

Mitochondrial progesterone receptor
T-type calcium channel function in myometrium
Chronic endometritis and fertility
Progesterone effect on the human embryo transcriptome and metabolome

Office Hours

M-F 8 am - 5 pm

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • Box 3143 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
  • Duke Fertility Clinic, 5601 Arringdon Park Dr., Ste 210, Morrisville, NC 27560

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