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 Sep 20
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 Sep 20; 25(9):534-49. Epub 2016 Jul 14.
2016 Aug 13
Carrell ST, Carrell EM, Auerbach D, Pandey SK, Bennett CF, Dirksen RT, Thornton CA. "Dmpk gene deletion or antisense knockdown does not compromise cardiac or skeletal muscle function in mice." Human molecular genetics. 2016 Aug 13; Epub 2016 Aug 13.
2016 Jul 27
Auerbach DS, McNitt S, Gross RA, Zareba W, Dirksen RT, Moss AJ. "Genetic biomarkers for the risk of seizures in long QT syndrome." Neurology. 2016 Jul 27; Epub 2016 Jul 27.
Ma L, Trinh T, Ren Y, Dirksen RT, Liu X. "Neuronal NTPDase3 Mediates Extracellular ATP Degradation in Trigeminal Nociceptive Pathway." PloS one. 2016 11(10):e0164028. Epub 2016 Oct 05.
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.

Current Appointments

Chair - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (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