The Bernard’s 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.
3) hypothalamic-pituitary control of thyroid hormone production.