Noel was born in Korea, but was raised in the northeastern US. He completed both his undergraduate and graduate studies at Boston University. As a graduate student under the mentorship of Iñigo Saenz de Tejada, Noel was among the early investigators to describe the role of nitric oxide in penile erection. Noel was awarded a PhD in physiology in 1992 and engaged in a fellowship at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where he investigated mechanisms of cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis. After a short tenure as staff researcher at UCSD, Noel returned to Boston University (BU) in 1997 to continue a productive collaboration with Irwin Goldstein and Abdul Traish. After 10 years as a faculty member within the Urology department at BU, Noel relocated to San Diego to assume a position as Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Alagin Research, a startup biotechnology company. Noel serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM) and the Open Nitric Oxide Journal, chairs the Literature Survey Committee for the JSM, and continues his academic research as a Senior Investigator at the Institute for Sexual Medicine. As a member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, the American Urological Association, the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Noel has participated in the training of students and fellows in sexual medicine, and has lectured and taught CME courses at national and international meetings. Noel’s work in genital physiology has also involved phosphodiesterases and cyclic nucleotide signaling, and the regulation of vaginal blood flow and smooth muscle contractility with regard to female sexual function. His current research interests include studying the regulation of vaginal and penile tissue structure and function by sex steroid hormones within the context of metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
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