Research interests

  • Transcriptional regulation of follicle-stimulating hormone synthesis
  • Mechanisms of GnRH action
  • Molecular mechanisms of IGSF1-deficiency syndrome

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.

Members of the laboratory

Evan Buddle
Undergraduate student

Ruobing Chen
Undergraduate student

Yangfan Jin, BSc
Master student

Yue-Farn (Claire) Lin, MSc
PhD student

Mary Loka, MSc
PhD student

Hailey Schultz, MSc
PhD student

Courtney Smith, MSc
PhD student

Emilie Brule, MSc
PhD student

Carlos-Agustin Alonso, PhD

Ying Wang, BSc
Laboratory technician

Xiang Zhou, MSc
Laboratory technician

Luisina Ongaro, PhD
Research associate