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R. Brooks Robey, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology
Associate Chief of Staff for Research, White River Junction VAMC
Founding Chief, Section of Nephrology and Hypertension, White River Junction VAMC
Inaugural Director, Northern New England Research Consortium (White River Junction VAMC [VT], Manchester VAMC [NH], VA Maine HCS [ME], and Central Western Massachusetts VAMC [MA])

Physiology and Neurobiology

B.S. with Honors in Chemical Biology, Rhodes College (1981)
M.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (1985)
Intern, Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas (1985-1986)
Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas (1986-1988)
Research Fellow, Molecular Physiology, LKEM, NHLBI, NIH (1988-1991)
Clinical Fellow, Nephrology, Vanderbilt University (1991-1994)
Research Fellow, Molecular Physiology, Vanderbilt University (1992-1996)

Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine


Contact Information:

c/o WRJVAMC R&D Svc (151)
215 N Main St
White River Jct VT 05009-0001

Office: WRVAMC - B44/2-141
Phone: 802.296.5131
Fax: 802.296.6308
Email: R.Brooks.Robey@Dartmouth.edu

Asst. Phone: 802.295.9363 x5374

Courses Taught:

PEMM 101
Medical Physiology
Scientific Basis of Medicine (FEK)

Selected Publications:


Robey RB
Cyclical dehydration-induced renal injury and Mesoamerican nephropathy: as sweet by any other name?
Kidney Int 2014 Aug; 86(2):226-9
PMID: 25079017

Robey RB
Changing the terminology of cancer.
JAMA 2014 Jan 8; 311(2):202-3
PMID: 24399567

Patra KC, Wang Q, Bhaskar PT, Miller L, Wang Z, Wheaton W, Chandel N, Laakso M, Muller WJ, Allen EL, Jha AK, Smolen GA, Clasquin MF, Robey RB, Hay N
Hexokinase 2 is required for tumor initiation and maintenance and its systemic deletion is therapeutic in mouse models of cancer.
Cancer Cell 2013 Aug 12; 24(2):213-28
PMID: 23911236

Fellows A, Deng B, Mierke DF, Robey RB, Nichols RC
Peptides modeled on the RGG domain of AUF1/hnRNP-D regulate 3' UTR-dependent gene expression.
Int Immunopharmacol 2013 Sep; 17(1):132-41
PMID: 23747316

Robey RB, Crane-Godreau MA
"Does sunscreen promote hypertension?" and other questions. Novel interactions between vitamin D and the renin-angiotensin axis. Focus on "The world pandemic of vitamin D deficiency could possibly be explained by cellular inflammatory response activity induced by the renin-angiotensin system".
Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 2013 Jun 1; 304(11):C1040-1
PMID: 23576577

Robey RB, O'Rourke DJ
Effects of antiplatelet therapy on mortality and cardiovascular and bleeding outcomes in persons with chronic kidney disease.
Ann Intern Med 2012 Aug 21; 157(4):302-3; author reply 303-4
PMID: 22910952

Robey RB
Potassium levels after acute myocardial infarction.
JAMA 2012 Apr 18; 307(15):1578-9; author reply 1579-80
PMID: 22511680

Fellows A, Griffin ME, Petrella BL, Zhong L, Parvin-Nejad FP, Fava R, Morganelli P, Robey RB, Nichols RC
AUF1/hnRNP D represses expression of VEGF in macrophages.
Mol Biol Cell 2012 Apr; 23(8):1414-22
PMID: 22379108

Robey RB
Hexokinase: a novel sugar kinase coupled to renal epithelial cell survival.
Kidney Int 2011 Jun; 79(11):1163-5
PMID: 21566638

Bhaskar PT, Nogueira V, Patra KC, Jeon SM, Park Y, Robey RB, Hay N
mTORC1 hyperactivity inhibits serum deprivation-induced apoptosis via increased hexokinase II and GLUT1 expression, sustained Mcl-1 expression, and glycogen synthase kinase 3beta inhibition.
Mol Cell Biol 2009 Sep; 29(18):5136-47
PMID: 19620286