Daniel J. Bernard
PhD (Johns Hopkins)
Molecular endocrinology, reproductive physiology, intracellular signalling, transcriptional regulation
The Bernard lab investigates molecular mechanisms of pituitary hormone synthesis using in vitro and in vivo approaches. Research in the lab concerns: 1) signal transduction mechanisms through which members of the transforming growth factor β superfamily regulate pituitary follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) synthesis, 2) mechanisms of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) signaling in pituitary gonadotrope cells, and 3) hypothalamic-pituitary control of thyroid hormone production.
Keywords: Endocrinology, Reproduction, Signal Transduction, Transcription, Mouse Genetics, Neuroendocrinology, Pituitary, Cell and Molecular Biology