Catherine S. Woolley, Ph.D.
Catherine S. Woolley, Ph.D., is the William Deering Chair in Biological Sciences and a professor of neurobiology and neurology at Northwestern University. She is a researcher and teacher who has studied hormone actions in the brain for over 30 years. She founded Northwestern’s neuroscience major in 2015 and was named a Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence in 2018. In 2019, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine “for pioneering research demonstrating estrogen-driven plasticity of neural circuitry and sex-dependent molecular signaling in brain areas related to cognition, epilepsy, and affective disorders.” Woolley received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Rockefeller University.