Robert   Dearth

Associate Professor  

Office: ESCNE 1.312
Phone: (956) 665-8750
Email: robert.dearth@utrgv.edu

Dr. Robert Dearth





Selected Publications


  • B Leal, D Thomas, and Robert Dearth. "Cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae): Potential control on pastures by the application of urea fertilizer.," Veterinary parasitology 241, (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2017): 39-42.

  • S Farabaugh, B Chan, X Cui, Robert Dearth, and A Lee. "Lack of interaction between ErbB2 and insulin receptor substrate signaling in breast cancer.," Cell communication and signaling : CCS 14, no. 1 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2016): 25.

  • T Katz, S Liao, V Palmieri, Robert Dearth, T Pathiraja, Z Huo, P Shaw, S Small, N Davidson, D Peters, G Tseng, S Oesterreich, and A Lee. "Targeted DNA Methylation Screen in the Mouse Mammary Genome Reveals a Parity-Induced Hypermethylation of Igf1r That Persists Long after Parturition.," Cancer prevention research (Philadelphia, Pa.) 8, no. 10 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2015): 1000-9.

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay, Gildardo Rivera, Jorge Sanchez, Jesse Rivera, Jose Granados, Adrian Guerrero, Fang-Mei Chang, Robert Dearth, John Short, and Bimal Banik. "Bismuth nitrate-induced novel nitration of estradiol: an entry to new anticancer agents," European journal of medicinal chemistry 82, (2014): 574–583.

  • R Martinez-Chacin, Megan Keniry, and Robert Dearth. "Analysis of high fat diet induced genes during mammary gland development: identifying role players in poor prognosis of breast cancer.," BMC research notes 7, (August 2014): 543.

  • Debasish Bandyopadhyay, G Rivera, J Sanchez, J Rivera, J Granados, A Guerrero, F Chang, Robert Dearth, J Short, and Bimal Banik. "Bismuth nitrate-induced novel nitration of estradiol: an entry to new anticancer agents.," European journal of medicinal chemistry 82, (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2014): 574-83.

  • Robert Dearth, J Hiney, V Srivastava, A Hamilton, and W Dees. "Prepubertal exposure to elevated manganese results in estradiol regulated mammary gland ductal differentiation and hyperplasia in female rats.," Experimental biology and medicine (Maywood, N.J.) 239, no. 7 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2014): 871-882.

  • Megan Keniry, Robert Dearth, Michael Persans, and R Parsons. "New Frontiers for the NFIL3 bZIP Transcription Factor in Cancer, Metabolism and Beyond.," Discoveries 2, no. 2 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2014): e15.

  • M Reilly, J Saca, A Hamilton, R Solano, J Rivera, W Whitehouse-Innis, Jason Parsons, and Robert Dearth. "Prepubertal exposure to arsenic(III) suppresses circulating insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) delaying sexual maturation in female rats.," Reproductive toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.) 44, (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2014): 41-9.

  • James Saca, Michael Reilly, Wendy Whitehouse-Innis, J Parsons, and Robert Dearth. "Exposure to Low-Level Arsenic (As) Decreases Circulating Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I (IGF-I), Resulting in Delayed Female Pubertal Development," BASIC/TRANSLATIONAL-Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals. Reproductive Toxicology 44, (2013): 41-49.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Robert Dearth. UTPA RISE Undergraduate Training Program, NIH-NIGMS, $1,790,000.00 (September 9, 2012 - August 31, 2018)

  • Robert Dearth. UTPA-RISE, NIH, $1,790,000.00 (2014 - 2017)

  • John Trant. UTPA/UTRGV HHMI Leaders in Research Program, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, $1,200,000.00 (September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2017)

  • Robert Dearth. Asian Citus Psylid and Huanglongbing (HLB) Management Program Support and Geographic Information System Data Development, USDA-APHIS Plant Protections and Quarantine, $129,739.00 (June 15, 2015 - June 14, 2017)

  • Michael Persans. An Experiential Learning Program at Two Hispanic Serving Institutions for Underrepresented Students Focused on Food Safety and Security, USDA-HSI, $315,331.00 (September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2016)

  • Robert Dearth. The study of manganese (Mn) as a breast cancer promoting nutritional element that may contribute to poor disease prognosis in Hispanic women., UTPA, $4,960.00 (November 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013)

  • Robert Dearth. State of Texas Interagency Coop. Contract , University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, $39,520.00 (September 1, 2011 - July 31, 2012)

  • Robert Dearth. State of Texas Interagency Coop. Contract , University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, $7,014.00 (June 1, 2011 - July 31, 2011)

  • Robert Dearth. State of Texas Interagency Coop. Contract, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, $18,074.00 (January 1, 2011 - May 31, 2011)

  • Robert Dearth. The Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Metals on the Onset of Female Puberty , UTPA, $4,871.00 (November 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010)



Selected Presentations


  • Robert Dearth, Iraselia Garcia, Norma Gayton, Edith Jones, Alan Herrera, Wendy Innis-Whitehouse, Robert Gilkerson, and Alina Hamilton. "Oxidative insults disrupt mitochondrial fusion," Engaged Scholar Symposium , UTRGV, Edinburgh, TX (2017)

  • Brenda Leal, Donald Thomas, and Robert Dearth. "Cattle Fever Tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) potential control on pastures by the application of urea fertilizer. ," 65th Annual Southwestern Branch Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Austin, Texas (April 2017)

  • Jessica Lora, Alina Hamilton, Gariella Hinojosa, John Short, and Robert Dearth. "Characterizing A Rat Model to Study the Role Endo-Immunology Plays in Diet-Induced Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease," Experimental Biology, Chicago, IL (April 2017)

  • Alina Hamilton and Robert Dearth. "Utilizing the Novel Manganese-Induced Precocious Puberty Rat Model Identifies Progesterone Receptor as an Important Mediator Between Female Puberty and Breast Cancer. ," Experimental Biology, American Physiological Society, San Diego, California (2016)

  • Sarah Stegall-Rodriguez, Robert Dearth, Amy Weimer, Suad Ghaddar, Tulay Atesin, and Nicholas Weimer. "Implementing an Institutional Program that Increases Research Experiences in the Undergraduate Curriculum.," Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research Conference, Elon University, North Carolina (July 2016)

  • Sarah Stegall, Robert Dearth, Amy Weimer, Suad Ghaddar, Tulay Atesin, and Nicholas Weimer. "An effective model of undergraduate research for hispanic-serving institutions," Excellent Practices in Mentoring Undergraduate Research , Elon, North Carolina (July 2016)

  • Reyna Alejandra, Marco Matta, Lucila Lopez, Angela Gonzales, Ana Pina, Crystal Urbina, Merari Garcia, Cynthia Granado, Frederick Ernst, and Robert Dearth. "Is Activity Anorexia Really Anorexia? ," American Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences, American Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences, Phoenix, AZ (2015)

  • Jessica Lora, Frederick Ernst, and Robert Dearth. "Identifying Neuronal Signaling Pathway(s) Responsible for Stress Induced Perseverative Behavior in Rats.," Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Society for Microbiology/NIH, Seattle, WA (November 2015)

  • Stephanie Segura, Isabel Aguilera, William Donner, and Robert Dearth. "The Success and Challenges of Implementing a New Program to Diversify the Scientific Workforce.," 7th Annual Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Research Careers, Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Research Careers, San Diego, CA (May 2015)

  • Stephanie Segura, Isabel Aguilera, Frederick Ernst, and Robert Dearth. "Can an extracurricular research forum serve as a high-impact educational practice (HIP) that motivates undergraduates to pursue research intensive careers. ," Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research Conference, Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Research Careers, Philadelphia, PA (February 2015)

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