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  • Michael RhodesDr. Michael Rhodes

    Associate Professor of Biology  

    N110, Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion


    (724) 805-2360
    michael.rhodes@email.stvincent.edu 

    Typical Fall Office hours*:
    M-W 10:30-11:30
    Th-F 11:30-12:30
    or by appointment

    Typical Spring Office hours*:
    M & W 10:00-11:00
    W & Th 1:00-2:00
    or by appointment

    Education

    Ph.D. Pharmacology-Toxicology, 1997 Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
    M.S. Pharmacology-Toxicology, 1995 Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
    B.S. Biology (summa cum laude), 1993 Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA

    Courses Taught

    BL 113 All About Drugs
    BL 150 General Biology I
    BL 151 General Biology I Laboratory
    BL 220 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
    BL 221 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory
    BL 242 Histology
    BL 243 Histology Laboratory
    BL 301 Junior Research Seminar
    BL 302 Research Project
    BL 303 Research Thesis

    Recent Publications

    Rhodes M.E. Cardiovascular Pharmacology. In: Cardiac & Vascular Review and Resource Manual, Levine B.S. & Miller K.H. (Eds.) American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), Washington D.C., Ch. 15: 189-207, 2002.

    Rubin R.T., Rhodes M.E., and Czambel R.K. Sexual diergism of baseline plasma leptin and leptin suppression by arginine vasopressin in major depressives and matched controls. Psychiatr. Res. 113:255-268, 2002.

    Rhodes M.E., Balestreire E.M., Czambel R.K., and Rubin R.T. Estrous cycle influences on sexual diergism of HPA axis responses to cholinergic stimulation in rats. Brain Res. Bull. 59:217-225, 2002.

    Rubin R.T., Rhodes M.E., and Czambel R.K. Plasma leptin suppression by arginine vasopressin in normal women and men. Life Sci. 72:1209-1220, 2003.

    Rubin R.T., Abassi S.A., Rhodes M.E., and Czambel R.K. Growth hormone responses to low-dose physostigmine administration: sexual diergism between major depressives and matched controls. Psychol. Med. 33:655-665, 2003.

    Belz E.E., Kennell J.S., Czambel R.K., Rubin, R.T., and Rhodes M.E. Environmental enrichment lowers stress-responsive hormones in singly-housed male and female rats. Pharm. Biochem. Behav. 76:481-486, 2003.

    Rhodes M.E., Kennell J.S., Belz E.E., Czambel R.K., Rubin, R.T. Rat Estrous cycle influences the sexual diergism of HPA axis stimulation by nicotine. Brain Res Bull 64:205-213, 2004.

    Rhodes M.E., Czambel R.K., Rubin, R.T. Pituitary-adrenal responses to cholinergic stimulation and acute mild stress are elevated differentially in male and female M2 muscarinic receptor knockout mice. J. Neuroendocrinol. 17:817-826, 2005.

    Moidel M.A., Belz E.E., Czambel R.K., Rubin R.T., Rhodes M.E. Novel in vitro perfusion system for the determination of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses. J. Pharmacol. Toxicol. Methods. 53:264-271, 2006.

    Rubin R.T., Miller T.H., Rhodes M.E., Czambel R.K. Growth hormone responses to low-dose physostigmine in elderly vs. young women and men. Gerontology 52:76-84, 2006.

    Rubin R.T., Miller T.H., Rhodes M.E., Czambel R.K. Adrenal cortical sensitivity in major depressives vs. matched controls: cortisol responses to low-dose ACTH1-24 administration. 2006 Psychiatry Research (In Press).

    Recent Presentations

    Rhodes, M.E., Fulton, B.A., Czambel, R.K., Rubin, R.T. Sex differences in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses to drugs used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology, (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Dec 12-14, 2003.

    Rhodes, M.E., Billings, T.E., Fulton, B.A., Czambel, R.K., Rubin, R.T. [sponsor], Sexual diergism of HPA axis responses to restraint stress in M2 receptor knockout and wild-type mice. Society for Neuroscience, (San Diego) SFN ID: 193.3, Oct. 23-27, 2004.

    Moidel, M.A., Fulton, B.A., Czambel, R.K., Rubin, R.T., Rhodes, M.E. [sponsor], Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses to cholinergic drugs and hormones in an in vitro perfusion system. Society for Neuroscience, (San Diego) SFN ID: 315.1, Oct. 23-27, 2004.

    Rhodes, M.E. [sponsor], Barkowski, K.E., Teets, B.E., Trice, M.W., Czambel, R.K., Rubin, R.T., Sexually diergic hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses to single-dose nicotine alone and following continuous administration by osmotic mini-pumps in rats. FASEB J. (EB ‘06, San Francisco) Abstract: 6448; Program 175.6, 2006.

    Ingham, B.A., Rhodes, M.E., An innovative in vitro perfusion system used to simulate HPA axis feedback in female and male rats. 27th Annual Undergraduate Biology Symposium for Western Pennsylvania. (Thiel College, Greenville) 2006.
    Honors and Awards

    CINP Rafaelsen Fellowship Award for travel and research presentation at the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP) annual meeting in Montreal, Canada (2002).

    International Junior Investigator Award for travel and research presentation at the International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology (ICGP) annual meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico (2003)

    Saint Vincent College Quentin Schaut Faculty Award (2008)