Marvin C. Gershengorn, MD
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH – Bethesda, MD
Dr. Gershengorn is Chief of the Laboratory of Endocrinology and Receptor Biology at NIDDK, NIH. He conducts studies on the structure-function relationships of G protein-coupled receptors, in particular, the receptor thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH, thyrotropin). An important aspect of his 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 thyroid diseases in humans.
Dr. Gershengorn was the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Distinguished Professor of Endocrinology in Medicine, Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Cornell University Medical College-New York Hospital, 1983–2001 and was the Scientific Director of the NIDDK Intramural Research Program from 2001- 2008. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine.