U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Marvin Gershengorn
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: +1 301 451 6305
Email: marving@mail.nih.gov
 

 Training and Experience

 
M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 1971

B.S., City College of the City University of New York, 1967

Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Distinguished Professor of Endocrinology in Medicine, Cornell University Medical College, 1983–2001

Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Cornell University Medical College, 1983–2001

Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology and Genetics, Cornell University Medical College, 1983–2001

Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Cornell University Medical College, 1983–2001

Assistant and Associate Professor, New York University School of Medicine, 1976–1983
 

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    Specialties: Endocrinology, Molecular Pharmacology/Toxicology

    Research Summary

    Research Goal

    To discover and develop probes or drugs for receptors for the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH).

    Current Research

    I conduct studies on the structure-function relationships of G protein-coupled receptors—in particular, receptors for thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH).  An important aspect of this research is to discover small molecule ligands for these receptors that can be used as probes in animal models and that can lead to the development of drugs for the treatment of endocrine and neurologic diseases in humans.​

    Applying our Research

    This research may allow us to discover and develop drugs to treat several diseases of the thyroid gland including thyroid cancer, Graves’ hyperthyroidism, and ophthalmopathy. It will also allow us to discover and develop drugs to treat several neurologic diseases including narcolepsy, depression, and cancer-related fatigue.

    Need for Further Study

    Small molecule drug-like ligands for these receptors are not available.