Derek Damron

Derek Damron

Biological Sciences
Professor and Assistant Chair
Contact Information


Current Projects:

1. Infrared Radiation Modulation of Neuronal Excitability

2. Modulation of Cellular Responding to Opioids

3. S-Nitrosylation Derived Modification of Cellular Responding


Please see our labs website for more information 


Selected Publications:

Essential Oils Isolated from Ferula iliensis Modulate Transient Receptor Potential Ion Channels

E Hopkins, M Ghosh, D Damron

Modulation of TRPA1 channel activity by Cdk5 in sensory neurons

MA Sulak, M Ghosh, P Sinharoy, SR Andrei, DS Damron

Channels 12 (1), 65-75

Transient Receptor Potential Channel of the Ankyrin Subtype-1 Stimulation Enhances Cardiomyocyte Contractile Function via a CaMKII-dependent Pathway

M Ghosh, MA Garrison, SR Andrei, DS Damron

Circulation 136 (suppl_1), A14649-A14649

TRPA1 ion channel stimulation enhances cardiomyocyte contractile function via a CaMKII-dependent pathway

SR Andrei, M Ghosh, P Sinharoy, S Dey, IN Bratz, DS Damron

Channels 11 (6), 587-603

4 2017
TRPA1 and TRPV1 contribute to propofol-mediated antagonism of U46619-induced constriction in murine coronary arteries

P Sinharoy, IN Bratz, S Sinha, LE Showalter, SR Andrei, DS Damron

PloS one 12 (6), e0180106

4 2017
Chemical composition and phagocyte immunomodulatory activity of Ferula iliensis essential oils

G Oüzek, IA Schepetkin, GA Utegenova, LN Kirpotina, SR Andrei, ...

Journal of leukocyte biology 101 (6), 1361-1371

3 2017
Direct Implications for Caveolin-1 In TRPV1 Mediated NO production: Elucidating A Mechanism Of Vasoreactivity

JN Fahmy, S Andrei, DJ DelloStritto, W Geldenhuys, DS Damron, IN Bratz

The FASEB Journal 31 (1_supplement), 684.15-684.15

The A-kinase anchoring protein beta-synemin binds PKC epsilon.

BC Prudner, MJ Kuneli, Y Chen, DS Damron, MA Russell


TRPA1 Activation Elicits Post-translational Modifications of Akt and eNOS in Cardiomyocytes

R Pasquino, S Andrei, M Ghosh, M Agrawal, D Damron

Nitric Oxide Bioavailability in Diabetic Cardiomyocytes: the Role of Propofol in Superoxide Scavenging

KN Hamdan, SR Andrei, DS Damron

Analyzing Essential Oils Extracted from Ferula iliensis–Novel TRP Channel Modulators?

M Shindorf, S Andrei, D Damron, M Agrawal, M Ghosh

4-Hydroxynonenal dependent alteration of TRPV1-mediated coronary microvascular signaling

DJ DelloStritto, P Sinharoy, PJ Connell, JN Fahmy, HC Cappelli, ...

Free Radical Biology and Medicine 101, 10-19

3 2016
Modulation of Human Neutrophil Responses by the Essential Oils from Ferula akitschkensisand Their Constituents

IA Schepetkin, SV Kushnarenko, G Özek, LN Kirpotina, P Sinharoy, ...

Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 64 (38), 7156-7170

9 2016
TRPA1 is functionally co-expressed with TRPV1 in cardiac muscle: co-localization at z-discs, costameres and intercalated discs

SR Andrei, P Sinharoy, IN Bratz, DS Damron

Channels 10 (5), 395-409

13 2016
4-HNE modified TRPV1 dysfunction leads to loss of capsaicin-mediated eNOS activity and microvascular dysfunction

D DelloStritto, PS Roy, P Connell, J Fahmy, D Damron, I Bratz

The FASEB Journal 30 (1_supplement), 1282.4-1282.4

Propofol dialates coronary arteries in Vitro via Endothelial TRPA1 and TRPV1 Channels

PS Roy, I Bratz, D Damron

The FASEB Journal 30 (1_supplement), 733.4-733.4

Characterizing TRPA1 and TRPV1 in Isolated Mouse Cardiac Myocytes

S Andrei, P Sinharoy, IN Bratz, DS Damron

The FASEB Journal 30 (1_supplement), 1224.33-1224.33

1 2016
Differential regulation of TRPV1 channels by H2O2: implications for diabetic microvascular dysfunction

DJ DelloStritto, PJ Connell, GM Dick, IS Fancher, B Klarich, JN Fahmy, ...

Basic research in cardiology 111 (2), 21

11 2016
Membrane translocation of TRPC6 channels and endothelial migration are regulated by calmodulin and PI3 kinase activation

P Chaudhuri, MA Rosenbaum, P Sinharoy, DS Damron, L Birnbaumer, ...

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (8), 2110-2115

17 2016


Myocardial Contractility, Vascular Regulation, Heart Failure, Cardiac Muscle Physiology, Anesthetic Pharmacology and Signaling in Cardiac Muscle, Anesthetic Modulation of Vasomotor Tone, TRP Ion Channels


  • Essential Oils Isolated from Ferula iliensis Modulate Transient Receptor Potential Ion Channels E Hopkins, M Ghosh, D Damron