Indrajit Chowdhury

Indrajit ChowdhuryPosition

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine

Chapter Affiliate

None; Member-at-Large

Background Information



I am interested in serving in a leadership capacity because Sigma Xi is one of the oldest Scientific Research Society for the honor society of scientists and engineers that dedicated to companionship in science and engineering and to the advancement of knowledge through research, service and teaching. Ultimately Sigma XI enhances the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering and promotes the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human life. 

Reproductive health significantly influences the overall health of individuals and community and has been the subject of increased attention from a health and economic viewpoint. Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system at all stages of life. Reproductive aging is a normal part of our life and affects both women and men. Although, woman's aging (menopause) process brings physical and emotional changes that can affect a woman's life more than men. Minority women mainly African Americans, Native Americans and Hispanics have greater anxiety about health declines than white. This process of female aging is due to changes in hormone levels of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian (HPO) axis. The HPO-axis affects the physical body as well as the entire reproductive tract, while also producing psychological changes which involve the intricate relationships of women. 

Therefore, it is my strong wish to encourage science speakers to address chapter audiences and our community on raising general awareness of Women’s health and reproductive aging, and provide a comprehensive knowledge of hormonal roles and regulation of reproduction, reproductive senescence; the benchmark scientific discoveries underlying the aging process in populations, awareness of the need for more basic and clinical research in the area of women’s health, and modern technological support in healthy aging. Thus, such knowledge will empower and integrate our scientific community and society to help overcome racial, cultural, social and economical barriers to provide safe, comprehensive reproductive health care for all women in the community.

Moreover I would like to support and strengthen our local chapter membership. I will inspire our students and bring them together with a strong interest in science and expose them to the rewards, challenges and possibilities of a career in science and technology.

Professional Membership 
1994 – Present: Society for Reproductive Biology and Comparative Endocrinology, India (Life member).
2004 – Present: Society for the Study of Reproduction, USA.
2008 - Present: Sigma Xi, USA
2009 – Present: Frontier in Bioscience, New York, USA.
2012 – Present: Frontiers in Stem Cells in Cancer, Washington, DC, USA.    
2015- Present: MHRC Health Disparities Research Training Program (HDRTP), at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center Partnership, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.
2015 – 2016: American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, USA.