Joanna Burdette, PhD

Title & Department


Department of Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy

College of Pharmacy

Research Program

Cancer Biology (CB)

Phone: 312-996-6153


Dr. Joanna Burdette is the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in College Leadership, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Center Affiliate at the Center for Biomolecular Sciences. The Burdette lab is interested in women’s health. Specifically, we focus on the idea that high grade serous ovarian cancers arise in the fallopian tube and metastasize to the ovary. We are inspired by nature as a source of compounds that function as either progesterone-like molecules or as leads for new cancer therapies to use in ovarian cancer. Finally, we value collaboration and integrate microfluidics, tissue engineering, and imaging into our research program.


PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Disease Focus


Research Keywords

Ovarian Cancer; Natural Products; Women's Health

Published Research

PubMed Search

Other Link(s)

Department Webpage

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