Welcome to the home page of Dr. Gilbert Pitts. I am a physiologist with training in reproductive neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms.
In this web site, you can find links to class information. In addition, I've posted information regarding my research interests and links to sites that I think are scientifically useful as well as some that are just for fun.
One of my research interests lies in understanding the regulation of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH). GnRH is a neuropeptide that is secreted from the hypothalamus in a pulsatile manner. The frequency of GnRH secretion controls luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone secretion from the pituitary gland. In turn, these two hormones are important regulators of reproduction.