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, BSc
Master student

Hailey Schultz, MSc
PhD student

Mary Loka, BSc
PhD student

Yangfan Jin, BSc
PhD student

Yeu-Farn (Claire) Lin, MSc
PhD student

Luisina Ongaro, PhD
Research associate

Xiang Zhou, MSc
Laboratory technician

Ying Wang, BSc
Laboratory technician