Candice Herber, PhD

Title(s)Associate Specialist, Cellular Molecular Pharmacology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1550 4th Street, Bldg 19B
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of California, Berkeley , Berkeley, CaPhD05/2014Endocrinology
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    UCSF  - 2018Dean's Apple Award for Outstanding Instructors
    UCSF  - 2019Dean's Apple Award for Outstanding Instructors
    ASBMR/UCSF  - 2017ASBMR Young Investigator Award

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    I am developing a project to ask how the hypothalamus senses and allocates energetic resources for bone metabolism and to understand how these processes are differentially regulated by genetic sex. A deeper and more comprehensive understanding of molecular differences in the skeleton and its regulation in males compared to females is imperative for the development of future therapies for age-related bone diseases and transgender hormone therapy. My academic training and research experience have provided me with a background of scientific disciplines that span molecular and animal biology, cancer biology, nutritional sciences, and endocrinology.

    As a postdoctoral scholar I have developed many successful collaborations with distinguished labs here at UCSF as well as Stanford, UC Davis and UC Berkeley. These fruitful collaborations have assisted me to develop a multidisciplinary project which further extends my academic training, allowed me to publish a high impact paper (Herber, Krause et al., 2019) and has assisted me in the successful pursuit of a K01 as well as other numerous funding sources.

    I received funding from UCSF T32, P30, AHA, NRSA, and am currently funded by a K01 through 2025 from NIA.

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    Unraveling Mechanisms Driving Female Specific Osteogenesis after Disrupting a Brain-to-Bone Circuit
    NIH NIA 1K01AG065916May 1, 2020 - Apr 30, 2025
    Role: Investigator
    Unraveling Mechanisms Driving Female-Specific Osteogenesis after Disrupting a Brain-to-Bone Circuit
    NIH K01AG065916May 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Molecular Mechanisms of VMH-Specific Activation of Brown Adipose Tissue Thermogenesis
    NIH F32DK107115Jul 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Molecular Mechanisms of VMH-Specific Activation of Brown Adipose Tissue
    American Heart Association 16POST29870011Jul 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Investigator
    Pediatric Endocrinology Training Fellowship
    NIH 5T32DK007161-41Jul 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2016
    Role: Training Fellow

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    1. Should We Make More Bone or Not, As Told by Kisspeptin Neurons in the Arcuate Nucleus. Semin Reprod Med. 2019 05; 37(3):147-150. Herber CB, Ingraham HA. PMID: 31869843.
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    2. RDH1 suppresses adiposity by promoting brown adipose adaptation to fasting and re-feeding. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2019 Jun; 76(12):2425-2447. Krois CR, Vuckovic MG, Huang P, Zaversnik C, Liu CS, Gibson CE, Wheeler MR, Obrochta KM, Min JH, Herber CB, Thompson AC, Shah ID, Gordon SP, Hellerstein MK, Napoli JL. PMID: 30788515.
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    3. Estrogen signaling in arcuate Kiss1 neurons suppresses a sex-dependent female circuit promoting dense strong bones. Nat Commun. 2019 01 11; 10(1):163. Herber CB, Krause WC, Wang L, Bayrer JR, Li A, Schmitz M, Fields A, Ford B, Zhang Z, Reid MS, Nomura DK, Nissenson RA, Correa SM, Ingraham HA. PMID: 30635563.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 14     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    4. Dependence of brown adipose tissue function on CD36-mediated coenzyme Q uptake. Cell Rep. 2015 Feb 03; 10(4):505-15. Anderson CM, Kazantzis M, Wang J, Venkatraman S, Goncalves RL, Quinlan CL, Ng R, Jastroch M, Benjamin DI, Nie B, Herber C, Van AA, Park MJ, Yun D, Chan K, Yu A, Vuong P, Febbraio M, Nomura DK, Napoli JL, Brand MD, Stahl A. PMID: 25620701.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 26     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    5. Tissue-specific regulation of genes by estrogen receptors. Semin Reprod Med. 2012 Jan; 30(1):14-22. Leitman DC, Paruthiyil S, Yuan C, Herber CB, Olshansky M, Tagliaferri M, Cohen I, Speed TP. PMID: 22271290.
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    6. Regulation of specific target genes and biological responses by estrogen receptor subtype agonists. Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2010 Dec; 10(6):629-36. Leitman DC, Paruthiyil S, Vivar OI, Saunier EF, Herber CB, Cohen I, Tagliaferri M, Speed TP. PMID: 20951642.
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    7. Drug and cell type-specific regulation of genes with different classes of estrogen receptor beta-selective agonists. PLoS One. 2009 Jul 17; 4(7):e6271. Paruthiyil S, Cvoro A, Zhao X, Wu Z, Sui Y, Staub RE, Baggett S, Herber CB, Griffin C, Tagliaferri M, Harris HA, Cohen I, Bjeldanes LF, Speed TP, Schaufele F, Leitman DC. PMID: 19609440.
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    8. Differential regulation of native estrogen receptor-regulatory elements by estradiol, tamoxifen, and raloxifene. Mol Endocrinol. 2008 Feb; 22(2):287-303. Levy N, Tatomer D, Herber CB, Zhao X, Tang H, Sargeant T, Ball LJ, Summers J, Speed TP, Leitman DC. PMID: 17962382.
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