PI: Alex Thomsen, PhD
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Alex Rojas Bie Thomsen received his Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology in the laboratory of Professor Hans Bräuner-Osborne at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His Ph.D. research concentrated on biased agonism of the calcium-sensing receptor, a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR). As a part of his Ph.D. Alex visited the laboratory of Professor Edward M. Brown at Harvard Medical School, where he studied the physiological role of the calcium-sensing receptor in calcium and phosphorous homeostasis. Dr. Thomsen next undertook postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Nobel Laurate Professor Robert J. Lefkowitz at Duke University Medical Center. Here his research mainly focused on mechanistic studies of G protein signaling by internalized GPCRs. More recently, Dr. Thomsen was recruited to Columbia University Irving Medical Center as an Assistant Professor and has started his own independent research career investigating GPCR signaling at a near-atomic resolution as well as physiological functions of endosomal GPCR signaling. During his short career, Alex has been the recipient of numerous government and private foundation grants and awards.