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Contact Information

B.S. Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Biology,1963
M.S. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, Zoology,1967
Ph.D. Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon, Comparative Physiology, 1969

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, Acting Chairman, 2001 - 2002
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, Associate Chairman,1982 - 85, 99 - 2001
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, Acting Chairman, 1985 - 87
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, Associate Dean, Graduate School, 1987 -1996
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, Associate Professor, 1978 -
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, Assistant Professor, 1972 - 78
U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Membrane Research Laboratory, Staten Island, N.Y Sabbatical Leave, July, 1980 - December, 1980
Case Western Reserve University, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, Research Associate, 1971 - 1972
Case Western Reserve University, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1969 - 1972



Currently Teaching


Programs

Institute Professional Health Committee


Selected Publications

M S. Rae, H. Bauby, S. Babar and R. H. Parsons. 2002 Effects of nitric oxide and angiotensin II and their interaction on water uptake in Rana catesbeiana. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part A 131:47-466

M. Rae, R. H. Parsons. 2001. Evidence of Nitric Oxide and ANG II Regulation of Vascular Resistance in Bufo marinus. Physiol. and Biochem. Zool in press.

M. Frischer, S. A. Nierzwicki-Bauer, R. H. Parsons. K. Vathanodorn and K. Waitkus. 2000. Interactions between zebra mussels (Dreissena Polymorpha) and Microbial communities. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 57: 591-599

McDevitt, V, Kenedy, A, Parsons, R.H. Empty bladder and dehydrated pelvic patch water uptake in Bufo marinus: inhibition by captopril. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 111A, 47-50, 1995.

Parsons, R.H. Effects of Skin Circulation on Water Exchange. In Amphibian Biology, Vol. 2, The Integument. Eds Heatwole, H. and G.T. Barthalmus, Surrey Beatty & Sons, Australia, pp132-146, 1994.

Parsons, R.H., V. McDevitt, V. Aggarwal, T. LeBlang, K. Manley, N. Kim, J. Lopez and A.A. Kennedy. Regulation of pelvic patch water flow Bufo marinus: Role of bladder volume and angiotensin II. Am. J. Physiol. (264 Regulatory Integratine Comp. Physiol. 33): R1260-R1265, 1993.

Parsons, R.H. and R. Schwartz. Role of circulation in maintaining Na+ and K+ concentration in the pelvic patch in Rana catesbeiana. Am. J. Physiol. 261 (Regulatory Integrative Comp. Physiol. 30):R686-R689. 1991

Parsons, R.H. and F. Mobin. Water flow across the pectoral and ventral pelvic patch in Rana catesbeiana Physiol. Zool. 64:812-822, 1991

Parsons, R.H., Thorn, L.M., Salerno, S.M. and Petronis, S. Salt-Load effects on osmotic water flow, tritiated water diffusion, and cardiovascular system in Rana pipiens and Rana catesbeiana. Physiological Zoology 63:571-586, 1990