Nick A. Ritucci, Ph.D.

NeuroScience Cell Bio Physio-COSM
Senior Lecturer
White Hall 105, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Education History

B.S.     Natural Sciences                     Xavier University                1989

M.S.    Physiology & Biophysics        Wright State University     1992

Ph.D.   Biomedical Sciences              Wright State University     1997


Human Anatomy & Physiology I (ANT 2100), Course Co-director

Human Anatomy & Phsiology II (ANT 2120), Course Co-director

Human Structure & Function I (ANT 3100), Course Co-director

Human Structure & Function II (ANT 3120), Course Co-director

Independent Readings in Physiology (PN 4880)

Selected Topics in Physiology (PN 4990)

Human Physiology (PN 6100), Course Co-director

Human Neurobiology (ANT 7310)

Boonshoft School of Medicine: Digestive Physiology (SMD 8210)




Ritucci, N.A. J.S. Erlichman, J.C. Leiter and Robert W. Putnam. Response of membrane potential and intracellular pH to hypercapnia in neurons and astrocytes from rat retrotrapezoid nucleus. Amer. J. Physiol. 289 (Regulatory Integrative Comp. Physiol.): R851 - R861, 2005.

Ritucci, N.A., J.B. Dean and Robert W. Putnam. Somatic versus dendritic responses to hypercapnia in chemosensitive locus coeruleus neurons from neonatal rats. Amer. J. Physiol: 289 (Cell Physiol.): C1094 - C1104, 2005.

Ritucci, N.A., L. Chambers-Kersh, J.B. Dean and R.W. Putnam. Intracellular pH regulation in neurons from chemosensitive and non-chemosensitive areas of the medulla. Amer. J. Physiol. 275 (Regulatory Integrative Comp. Physiol. 44): R1152-R1163, 1998.

Ritucci, N.A., J.B. Dean and R.W. Putnam. Intracellular pH response to hypercapnia in neurons from chemosensitive areas of the medulla. Amer. J. Physiol. 273 (Regulatory Integrative Comp. Physiol. 42): R433-R441, 1997.

Ritucci, N.A., J.S. Erlichman, J.B. Dean and R.W. Putnam. A fluorescence technique to measure intracellular pH of single neurons in brainstem slices. J.Neurosci.Methods. 68: 149-163, 1996.

Ritucci, N.A. and A.M. Corbett. Effect of Mg2+ and ATP on depolarization-induced Ca2+ release in isolated triads. Amer. J. Physiol. 269 (Cell Physiol. 38): C85-C95, 1995.


Boonshoft School of Medicine Class of 2016 Teaching Excellence Award, 2013-2014

College of Science and Mathematics Undergraduate Students' Choice Award, 2015

Boonshoft School of Medicine Class of 2014 Teaching Excellence Award, 2011-2012

Teaching Excellence Award, Wright State University, 2010

Research Training Fellowship, American Lung Association, 2000-2002

Comroe-Forster-Lambertsen Young Investigator Award, International Society for Arterial Chemoreception, 1999

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