Brij Saxena

Brij B. Saxena

SAXENA--Brij B. Ph.D., D.Sc., Ph.D. Weill Cornell Medical College's community and its Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology mourn the passing of our dear colleague and friend, Dr. Brij B. Saxena, who died on July 30. As the Harold and Percy Uris Professor of Reproductive Biology and professor of endocrinology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Saxena was a pioneer in the field of reproductive endocrinology and a highly-respected inventor, mentor, and researcher. Dr. Saxena's notable research contributions include the elucidation of FSH and LH daily blood levels in the regulation of the menstrual cycle and the isolation of the lutroprin receptor, which led to the development of ovulation detection and the first early reliable home pregnancy test during the 1970s. Dr. Saxena joined the Weill Cornell Medical College faculty in 1966. Weill Cornell is grateful for his more than 45 years of dedicated service and discovery. We extend our deepest condolences to his family. Frank A. Chervenak, M.D. Chairman, OB/GYN Weill Cornell Medical College Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D. Dean Weill Cornell Medical College

Published in The New York Times on August 23, 2012