Biological Sciences – FacultyPage address: http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/sharlin/
Dr. David Sharlin
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 2007
Ph. (507) 389-1085
Research in my laboratory focuses on understanding the role of thyroid hormone during development of the nervous system and sensory systems. We are particularly interested in understand the molecular and cellular basis of neurocognitive and auditory deficits associated with insufficient thyroid hormone during development as a result congenital thyroid diseases. The lab also has a strong commitment in determining the mechanisms by which endocrine disrupting chemicals may interfere with the capacity of thyroid hormone to direct development of the nervous system.
I teach a Human Anatomy (BIOL220) and an upper level Developmental Biology course (BIOL434). I take great pride in student success and aim to make my courses interactive. Ultimately, my goal in teaching is to provide sound, up-to-date content material in a way such that it fosters critical thinking and permits students to develop as independent thinkers.