Professor Daniel Bernard
Prof. Bernard earned his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University and then conducted post-doctoral research in molecular endocrinology at Northwestern University. His first independent position was as at the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research at The Rockefeller University. He then moved his lab to McGill University in April 2006, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology. The Bernard lab investigates molecular mechanisms of pituitary hormone synthesis and action. Projects in the lab concern: 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) actions of FSH in extra-gonadal tissues, and 4) hypothalamic-pituitary control of the thyroid. Prof. Bernard is past Director of the McGill Centre for Research in Reproduction and Development (CRRD), and is currently the Director of the Quebec Reproduction Network (RQR).