Thomas G Sherman


SOM Medical Educator Track -- Professor
Director, Biomedical Sciences Program; Chair, Graduate Advisory Committee; Associate Director, Special Masters Program; Director, Georgetown/NIH Graduate Partnership Program; Director, CONACYT Graduate Program


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A 1977 graduate of Michigan State University with a B.S. degree in Biochemistry. He entered graduate school in biochemistry, first at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and finished his PhD research at Columbia University Medical Center in 1983. His post-doctoral research in molecular neuroendocrinology was conducted at the University of Michigan in the Mental Health Research Institute from 1983 to 1989. His joined the faculty in the Department of Neuroscience & Behavior at the University of Pittsburgh in 1989, and moved to the Departments of Physiology & Biophysics and Medicine, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism at Georgetown University Medical Center in 1996. He is now fully within the Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, and is the Director of the Biomedical Sciences Program, Associate Director of the Special Masters in Physiology Program, and Chair of the Medical Center Graduate Advisory Committee.

Although my research has focused on the molecular mechanisms of neuropeptide gene expression in the brain and pituitary, more generally, both my interests and my teaching have focused on issues of the endocrinology and biochemistry of metabolism, on issues of nutrition and food as medicine, and on the control of body weight, exercise, appetite and stress.


  • Ph.D. () University of Texas-Health Science Center at Dalla,