Dr. David Sharlin, Associate Professor

PhD | Faculty

Address: Office | 342 Trafton Science Center S
Phone: 507-389-1085
Email: david.sharlin@mnsu.edu


  • PhD, Molecular and Cellualr Biology, University of Massachusetts, 2007


Research Interests

  • Thyroid hormone action in development
  • Thyroid hormone and Igf1 in Brain Development
  • Auditory system development
  • Thyroid hormone transporters
  • Thyroid disruptors (endocrine disruptors)

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 understanding 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 regularly teach a Human Anatomy (BIOL220) and Developmental Biology (leture/lab BIOL424/425). I also teach the RISEbio Foundational Methods in Biology 1st semester course.  My goal in teaching is to provide material in a way such that it fosters critical thinking and permits students to develop as independent thinkers.

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