Thomsen Lab

Assistant Professor
Molecular Pathobiology
433 1st Avenue, Room 706
New York, NY 10010
Office: 212-998-9845
Lab: 212-992-7064


Alex R. B. 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. After these studies, Dr. Thomsen relocated to New York where he initiated his own independent research career investigating GPCR signaling first at Columbia University Medical Center and more recently at New York University. During his short career, Alex has been the recipient of numerous government and private foundation grants and awards.