Research Interest, Education & Publications
The Lambert Lab studies the molecular pharmacology of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and their downstream signaling partners. We use cell-based and biophysical approaches to ask questions about how GPCRs, G proteins and effectors are arranged and interact in cells.
1990 BS, Youngstown State University
1991 PhD, Kent State University
1996 Postdoctoral, Duke University
Vice-Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Frontiers in Endocrinology
Molecular Neuropharmacology and Signaling (MNPS), NIH (chair)
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Lu, S., Jang, W., Inoue, A. and Lambert N.A. Constitutive G protein coupling profiles of understudied orphan GPCRs. PLOS ONE, 16(4):e0247743, 2021.
Jang, W., Adams, C.E., Liu, H., Zhang, C., Levy, F.O., Andressen, K.W. and Lambert, N.A. An inactive receptor-G protein complex maintains the dynamic range of agonist-induced signaling. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 117 (48):30755-30762, 2020.
Okashah, N., Wright, S.C., Kawakami, K., Mathiasen, S., Zhou, J., Lu, S., Javitch, J.A., Inoue, A., Bouvier, M. and Lambert, N.A. Agonist-induced formation of unproductive receptor-G12 complexes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 117(35):21723-21730, 2020.
Bondar, A., Jang, W., Sviridova, E. and Lambert, N.A. Components of the Gs signaling cascade exhibit distinct changes in mobility and membrane domain localization upon 2-adrenergic receptor activation. Traffic, 21(4):324-332, 2020.
Okashah, N. Wan, Q., Ghosh, S., Sandhu, M., Inoue, A., Vaidehi, N. and Lambert, N.A. Variable G protein determinants of GPCR coupling selectivity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 116 (24):12054-12059, 2019.
Wan, Q., Okashah, N., Inoue, A., Nehmé, R., Carpenter, B., Tate, C.G. and Lambert, N.A. Mini G protein probes for active G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in live cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 293(19) 7466 –7473, 2018. (selected as “Editor’s Pick”; most read JBC paper of 2018)