Gerard Elberg studied at the Scientific and Medical University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France, where he obtained his B.S. degree equivalent (License) in cell biology and physiology in 1983. He obtained an M.S. degree in 1988 and a Ph.D. degree in 1993 for studies aimed to characterize lactogenic receptors at the Faculty of Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1992–1996, he worked on insulin mimicking activity of vanadate as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Hormone Research of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot. He next moved to work on transcriptional regulation of genes involved in insulin signaling such as the insulin receptor and PPAR gamma for another postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of molecular and Cell Biology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA. In 1999–2002, he worked on somatostatin receptors as an Instructor at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, Tex, USA. Currently, Elberg is an Assistant Professor in the Section of Nephrology of the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His main areas of research are the mechanism of cyst formation in polycystic kidney disease and TGF-ß signaling in the kidney.
Biography Updated on 1 July 2011