Anthony N. Gerber, MD, PhD

Anthony N. Gerber
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Department of Biomedical Research

Special Interests

Research Interests

The glucocorticoid receptor is one of the most important therapeutic targets for the treatment of inflammatory disorders of the lung such as asthma. My laboratory investigates two aspects of glucocorticoid receptor signaling. First, we are studying the basic molecular mechanisms whereby glucocorticoids repress the expression of inflammatory genes in the airway. Second, we are investigating how various non-inflammatory genes that are regulated by glucocorticoids alter lung function. By defining new mechanisms of glucocorticoid action we ultimately seek to discover new targets for asthma therapeutics.


University of Washington, MD, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS, Mathematics
University of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, Pulmonary and Critical Care

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society
American Physiological Society
American Lung Association of Colorado


Sasse SK, Gerber AN. Feed-forward transcriptional programming by nuclear receptors: regulatory principles and therapeutic implications. Pharmacol Ther. 2015 Jan;145:85-91. Epub 2014 Feb 5.
Sasse SK, Zuo Z, Kadiyala V, Zhang L, Pufall MA, Jain MK, Phang TL, Stormo GD, Gerber AN. Response Element Composition Governs orrelations between Binding Site Affinity and Transcription in Glucocorticoid Receptor Feed-forward Loops. J Biol Chem. 2015 Aug 7;290(32):19756-69. Epub 2015 Jun 18.
Gerber AN. Glucocorticoids and the Lung. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2015;872:279-98.
Morrison-Nozik A, Anand P, Zhu H, Duan Q, Sabeh M, Prosdocimo DA, Lemieux ME, Nordsborg N, Russell AP, MacRae CA, Gerber AN, Jain MK, Haldar SM. Glucocorticoids enhance muscle endurance and ameliorate Duchenne muscular dystrophy through a defined metabolic program. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2015 Dec 8;112(49):E6780-9. Epub 2105 Nov 23.
Kadiyala V, Sasse SK, Altonsy MO, Berman R, Chu HW, Phang TL, Gerber AN. Cistrome-based Cooperation Between Airway Epithelial Glucocorticoid Receptor and NF-kB Orchestrates Anti-inflammatory Effects. J Biol Chem. 2016 Apr 13.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Rose Medical Center

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver
Graduate Faculty, Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Denver

Website Information

Gerber Lab

Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

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National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
Dr. Gerber is a wonderful doctor. I have truly appreciated the thoroughness in treating me. He is always pleasant and explains things in a manner that is very clear to me.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
I'm super impressed with how committed Dr. Gerber is to helping me when I am in crisis - and in preventing/limiting future attacks.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
Dr, Gerber is the most kind, caring doctor I have experienced in my 68 years.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
I'm a big fan of Dr. Gerber's for the reasons noted above.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2016
Dr. Gerber does a fantastic job of taking care of my health problems. I feel that he really listens to my concerns and answers all of my questions in a manner that is understandable.