Diane Gesty-Palmer
Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine

Dr. Gesty-Palmer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Her laboratory principally examines G protein-coupled receptor signaling mechanisms in bone metabolism with emphasis on parathyroid hormone (PTH) receptor biased agonism. These studies explore novel mechanisms of PTH receptor signaling and the contributions of β-arrestin to modulate bone formation and bone resorption. Her work has recently shown that β-arrestin, classically thought to turn off G protein signaling, activates a distinct G protein-independent signaling mechanism to stimulate bone formation. Examination of β-arrestin mediated signaling events may provide novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of metabolic bone diseases such as osteoporosis. Dr. Gesty-Palmer is the recipient of a BIRCWH Scholar Award for Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health in 2006 and an Arthritis Foundation Investigator Award in 2007.

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  • Duke Box 103015, Durham, NC 27710
  • Medical Center Box 103015, Division of Endocrinology, Durham, NC 27710

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