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Rocco V. Carsia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Rowan Medicine Building, Office 3910


Rutgers University, Ph.D., 1980 

Research Interests

Regulation of adrenal steroidogenic function; role and modulation of apoptosis (programmed cell death) in adrenocortical remodeling.


(Updated March 2013)

  1. Carsia RV, McIlroy PJ, Cox RM, Barrett M, John-Alder HB. Effects of food restriction on steroidogenesis in dispersed adrenocortical cells from Yarrow's Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus jarrovii). Gen Comp Endocrinol, 178(2):306-13, Sept 2012.
  2. Carsia RV, Weber H, McIlroy PJ, Hock CE. Long-term dietary lipid regimen alters adrenocortical function at the cellular level. Horm Metab Res, 40(12): 848-53, Dec 2008.
  3. Carsia RV, McIlroy PJ, Cox RM, Barrett M, John-Alder HB. Gonadal modulation of in vitro steroidogenic properties of dispersed adrenocortical cells from Sceloporus lizards.

    Gen Comp Endocrinol,158(2): 202-10, Sept 2008

  4. Wilhelms KW, Cutler SA, Proudman JA, Carsia RV, Anderson LL, Scanes CG. Lack of effects of atrazine on estrogen-responsive organs and circulating hormone concentrations in sexually immature female Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Chemosphere, 65(4): 674-81, Oct 2006.
  5. Carsia RV, John-Alder HB. Natriuretic peptides are negative modulators of adrenocortical cell function of the eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus). Gen Comp Endocrinol, 145(2): 157-61, Jan 2006.
  6. Carsia RV, John-Alder HB. Seasonal alterations in adrenocortical cell function associated with stress-responsiveness and sex in the eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus). Horm Behav, 43(3): 408-20, Mar 2003.
  7. Carsia RV, S. Harvey. Adrenals. In: Sturkie's Avian Physiology, 5thedition. Whittow, G.C., ed., hap. 19, pp. 489-587, 2000. Academic Press.
  8. Carsia RV, Weber H. Dietary protein restriction stress in the domestic chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) induces remodeling of adrenal steroidogenic tissue that supports hyperfunction. Gen Comp Endocrinol, 120(1): 99-107, Oct 2000.
  9. Carsia RV, Weber H.Remodeling of turkey adrenal steroidogenic tissue induced by dietary protein restriction: the potential role of cell death. Gen Comp Endocrinol, 118(3):471-9, Jun 2000.
  10. Kocsis JF, Rinkardt NE, Satterlee DG, Weber H, Carsia RVConcentration-dependent, biphasic effect of prostaglandins on avian corticosteroidogenesis in vitro. Gen Comp Endocrinol, 115(1): 132-42, Jul 1999.
  11. McIlroy PJ, Kocsis JF, Weber H, Carsia RVDietary protein restriction stress in the domestic fowl (Gallus gallus domesticus) alters adrenocorticotropin-transmembranous signaling and corticosterone negative feedback in adrenal steroidogenic cells. Gen Comp Endocrinol, 113(2): 255-66, Feb 1999.
  12. Carsia RV, Nagele RG, Morita Y, Tilly KI, Tilly JL. Models to elucidate the regulation of adrenal cell death. Endocr Res, 24(3-4): 899-908, Aug 1998.
  13. Carsia RV, Tilly KI, Tilly JL. Hormonal modulation of apoptosis in the rat adrenal gland in vitro is dependent on structural integrity. Endocrine, 7(3): 377-81, Dec 1997.
  14. Carsia RV, McIlroy PJ. Dietary protein restriction stress in the domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) induces hypofunction and remodeling of adrenal steroidogenic tissue. Gen Comp Endocrinol, 109(1):140-53, Jan 1998.
  15. Carsia RV, Nagele RG, Morita Y, Tilly KI, TillyJL. Models to elucidate the regulation of adrenal cell death. In: Proceedings of the VIII Adrenal Cortex Conference. Endocr. Res. 24: 899-908, 1998.
  16. Carsia RV, Lamm ET, Marsh JA, Scanes CG, King DB. The thyroid hormone, 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine, is a negative modulator of domestic fowl (Gallus gallus domesticus) adrenal steroidogenic function. Gen Comp Endocrinol,107(2): 251-61, Aug 1997.
  17. Capdevielle MC, Carsia RV, Scanes CG. Effect of acid or aluminum on growth and adrenal function in young chickens. Gen Comp Endocrino, 103(1): 54-9, July 1996.
  18. Carsia RV, Macdonald GJ, Gibney JA, Tilly KI, Tilly JL. Apoptotic cell death in the rat adrenal gland: an in vivo and in vitro investigation. Cell Tissue Res, 283(2): 247-54, Feb 1996.
  19. Carsia RV, Forman D, Hock CE, Nagele RG, McIlroy PJ. Lead alters growth and reduces angiotensin II receptor density of rat aortic smooth muscle cells. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med, 210(2): 180-90, Nov 1995.
  20. Kocsis JF, McIlroy PJ, Carsia RVAtrial natriuretic peptide stimulates aldosterone production by turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) adrenal steroidogenic cellsGen Comp Endocrinol, 99(3): 364-72, Sep 1995.
  21. Kocsis JF, Schimmel RJ, McIlroy PJ, Carsia RVDissociation of increases in intracellular calcium and aldosterone production induced by angiotensin II (AII): evidence for regulation by distinct AII receptor subtypes or isomorphs.  Endocrinology, 136(4): 1626-34, Apr 1995.
  22. Kocsis JF, Lamm ET, McIlroy PJ, Scanes CG, Carsia RVEvidence for functionally distinct subpopulations of steroidogenic cells in the domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) adrenal gland. Gen Comp Endocrinol, 98(1): 57-72, Apr 1995.