U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Laboratory of Endocrinology and Receptor Biology

Marvin C. Gershengorn, M.D., Chief

​About the Lab/Branch

LERB investigates the molecular mechanisms underlying receptor and hormone actions.

​Current Research

Research areas include the regulation of seven transmembrane-spanning (G protein-coupled) receptors, nuclear receptors, adipocyte biology and gene regulation, and steroid hormones.  Scientists in the lab study receptors and hormones related to thyroid function, sensory tissue development, and adipocyte biology at the molecular level.
The purpose of our research is to better understand the biology of the endocrine systems and to develop probes of their function that may lead to the development of drugs to treat human diseases.
The insights gained from our research may lead to a better understanding of human disease processes and to the development of drugs to treat them.