Dr. Marla Lujan received her Master of Science (2001) and Doctor of Philosophy (2005) in Physiology from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. She conducted her postdoctoral studies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from 2005 to 2008. She became an Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University in 2008. The Lujan laboratory investigates the link between nutrition, metabolism and fertility in women. Specific interests include elucidating mechanisms that to lead amenorrhea (loss of regular menstrual cycles) in women as well as improving the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome - a condition of impaired fertility that is tightly linked to insulin resistance and excess male hormone production.