Robert K Dearth

Robert K Dearth, Ph.D.Robert K Dearth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
SCSI 1.312
(956) 665-8750

Office Hours


BIOL 4313 Endocrinology
BIOL 3411 Mammalian Physiology
BIOL 4411 Ecological Physiology
BIOL 1406 General Biology I


Ph.D. Texas A&M University College Station, TX. 2003
M. S. Texas A&M University College Station, TX. 1999
B. S.  Texas A&M University College Station, TX. 1997

Areas of Interest

Hormonal regulation of breast cancer development and breast cancer.


The female reproductive system is based on a cascade of complicated events,requiring the aid of several different organs, culminating to maintain reproductive vitality and fertility. Exogenous and endogenous-induced disruptions during critical points in a women’s life (i.e. puberty and pregnancy) can dictate her well-being for the rest of her life (induction/protection from cancer and infertility). The goal (as a neuroendocrinologist) is to aid in the discovery of new/improved ideologies that will advance female reproductive sciences. Specifically, my current and future research will focus on two main areas: 1.) Reproductive factors that affect breast cancer, and 2.) toxicological effects on female reproduction.

Recent Publications

Curriculum Vitae