Naomi E. Rance, MD, PhD

Research Interests: 
  • Neuroendocrinology: Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis
  • Changes in morphology and neuropeptide gene expression in the hypothalamus of postmenopausal women
  • Neurokinin B and the hypothalamic regulation of reproduction
  • Effects of estrogen on hypothalamic thermoregulation with the goal of understanding the etiology of menopausal flushes
  • PhD: University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1981
  • MD: University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1983
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Anatomic Pathology, 1983-1986
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Anatomic Pathology, 1986-1987
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Neuropathology, 1987-1989
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pathology - Neuropathology

Select Publications


Rance, N. E., S. J. Krajewski, M. A. Smith, M. Cholanian, and P. A. Dacks, "Neurokinin B and the hypothalamic regulation of reproduction.", Brain Res, vol. 1364, pp. 116-28, 2010 Dec 10. PMCID: PMC2992576  PMID: 20800582
Williams, H., P. A. Dacks, and N. E. Rance, "An improved method for recording tail skin temperature in the rat reveals changes during the estrous cycle and effects of ovarian steroids.", Endocrinology, vol. 151, issue 11, pp. 5389-94, 2010 Nov. PMCID: PMC2954718  PMID: 20861232


Rometo, A. M., S. J. Krajewski, M. Lou Voytko, and N. E. Rance, "Hypertrophy and increased kisspeptin gene expression in the hypothalamic infundibular nucleus of postmenopausal women and ovariectomized monkeys.", J Clin Endocrinol Metab, vol. 92, issue 7, pp. 2744-50, 2007 Jul. PMID: 17488799


Burke, M. C., P. A. Letts, S. J. Krajewski, and N. E. Rance, "Coexpression of dynorphin and neurokinin B immunoreactivity in the rat hypothalamus: Morphologic evidence of interrelated function within the arcuate nucleus.", J Comp Neurol, vol. 498, issue 5, pp. 712-26, 2006 Oct 10. PMID: 16917850


Krajewski, S. J., M. J. Anderson, L. Iles-Shih, K. J. Chen, H. F. Urbanski, and N. E. Rance, "Morphologic evidence that neurokinin B modulates gonadotropin-releasing hormone secretion via neurokinin 3 receptors in the rat median eminence.", J Comp Neurol, vol. 489, issue 3, pp. 372-86, 2005 Aug 29. PMID: 16025449