Robert T. Dirksen, Ph.D.

Robert T. Dirksen, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 711
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-4824
Lab: (585) 273-2170
Fax: (585) 273-2652


The biographical information for Robert T. Dirksen, Ph.D. is not currently available.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Chair | Muscle: Excitation-Contraction Coupling Gordon Conference 2015
Vice-Chair | Muscle: Excitation-Contraction Coupling Gordon Conference 2012
Graduate Student Society Faculty Mentoring Award 2002

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Jul 14
Wang W, Gong G, Wang X, Wei-LaPierre L, Cheng H, Dirksen RT, Sheu SS. "Mitochondrial Flash: Integrative Reactive Oxygen Species and pH Signals in Cell and Organelle Biology." Antioxidants & redox signaling. 2016 Jul 14; Epub 2016 Jul 14.
2015 Nov 3
Pietrangelo L, D'Incecco A, Ainbinder A, Michelucci A, Kern H, Dirksen RT, Boncompagni S, Protasi F. "Age-dependent uncoupling of mitochondria from Ca2? release units in skeletal muscle." Oncotarget. 2015 Nov 3; 6(34):35358-71.
2015 Sep 25
Georgiou DK, Dagnino-Acosta A, Lee CS, Griffin DM, Wang H, Lagor WR, Pautler RG, Dirksen RT, Hamilton SL. "Ca2+ Binding/Permeation via Calcium Channel, CaV1.1, Regulates the Intracellular Distribution of the Fatty Acid Transport Protein, CD36, and Fatty Acid Metabolism." The Journal of biological chemistry. 2015 Sep 25; 290(39):23751-65. Epub 2015 Aug 05.
2015 Sep
Liu X, Wang C, Fujita T, Malmstrom HS, Nedergaard M, Ren YF, Dirksen RT. "External Dentin Stimulation Induces ATP Release in Human Teeth." Journal of dental research. 2015 Sep; 94(9):1259-66. Epub 2015 Jun 30.
2015 Sep
Michelucci A, Paolini C, Canato M, Wei-Lapierre L, Pietrangelo L, De Marco A, Reggiani C, Dirksen RT, Protasi F. "Antioxidants protect calsequestrin-1 knockout mice from halothane- and heat-induced sudden death." Anesthesiology. 2015 Sep; 123(3):603-17.

Current Appointments

Chair - Department of Pharmacology and Physiology (SMD) - Primary Administrative
Lewis Pratt Ross Professorship of Pharmacology and Physiology - Department of Pharmacology and Physiology (SMD)
Professor - Department of Pharmacology and Physiology (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Pharmacology | University of Rochester1991
MS | Pharmacology | University of Rochester1988
BS | Biology | University of Notre Dame1985

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Postdoctoral Fellow, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (Mentor: Kurt G. Beam, Ph. D.) 1996