Dr. Lora Hedrick Ellenson, a pathologist and molecular biologist, is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Division of Gynecological Pathology. Dr. Ellenson was formally trained as an Anatomic Pathologist, and a molecular geneticist. She received her B.A. from University of California at Berkeley in 1980, and her M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1986. After completing her Residency in Pathology at Johns Hopkins, she joined the laboratory of Dr. Bert Volgelstein. At Johns Hopkins, she was promoted to Assistant Professor with joint appointments in Pathology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Oncology in 1994 and to Associate Professor in 1997. She came to the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 1998 and was promoted to Professor in 2004. While satisfying her clinical duties, Dr. Ellenson oversees an NIH funded research program on the development of a genetic mouse model of endometrial tumorigenesis.