Michael O'Regan

Dr. O'Regan earned his B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, M.S. in Biology (Physiology) from Eastern Michigan, and Ph.D. in Physiology (Neuroscience) from Wayne State University School of Medicine.  Following postdoctoral studies at Yale University and Michigan State University, he returned to the Department of Physiology at WSU as an Assistant Research Professor.  Dr. O'Regan joined the faculty at UDM School of Dentistry in 1996 and currently teaches physiology to graduate, dental and dental hygiene students.

Selected Publications

O'Regan, M.H.  Adenosine and cerebral blood flow.  Neurological Research 27: 175-181, 2005.

Phillis, J.W. and O'Regan, M.H.  A potentially critical role of phospholipases in cerebral and spinal ischemic, traumatic, and neurodegenerative disorders. Brain Res. Rev. 44: 13-47, 2004.

Pilitsis, J.G., Coplin, W.M., O'Regan, M.H., Wellwood, J.M., Diaz, F.G., Fairfax, M.R., Michael, D.B., and Phillis, J.W.  Measurement of free fatty acids in cerebrospinal fluid from patients with hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke.  Brain Res.  985: 198-201, 2003.

Phillis, J.W. and O'Regan, M.H. Energy utilization in the ischemic/reperfused brain.  International Review of Neurobiology 51: 377-414, 2002.

Guyot, L.L., Diaz, F.G., O'Regan, M.H., Song, D., Phillis, J.W.  The effect of streptozotocin-induced diabetes on the release of excitotoxic and other amino acids from the ischemic rat cerebral cortex.  Neurosurgery. 48:385-90, 2001.

Current Research Interests

  • Pain Interest Group