Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience


   Tibor Rohacs, Ph.D., M.D.

PROF-TE
Professor

Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience
rohacsti@njms.rutgers.edu

 


Overview

The long-term goal of my laboratory is to better understand the function and regulation
of sensory ion channels, as they relate to nociception. We have been studying the regulation of
sensory Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) ion channels for the last 12 years. The long-term
goal of my laboratory is to have better mechanistic insight into how TRP and other sensory ion
channels are regulated on the molecular level. Major topics in the laboratory are the intestinal Ca2+
transporter TRPV6, the heat sensitive TRPV1 and TRPM3, and the cold and menthol sensitive TRPM8. A
more recent topic is the newly identified piezo1 and piezo2 mechanosensitive ion channels. We are
studying these ion channels in native sensory neurons and in expression systems using
electrophysiology, molecular biology and fluorescence based techniques.




Education

Ph.D., 1997, Semmelweis University of Medicine Budapest
M.D., 1992, Semmelweis University of Medicine Budapest

Curriculum Vitae

View CV