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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Biological Sciences

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Robert M. Dores

Robert Dores

Office: SG Mudd 309

Office Phone: (303) 871-3596

Lab Phone: (303) 871-3469


DU Organismal Biologists Group




  • 1979 Ph.D., Zoology - University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
  • 1974 M.S., Biology - University of San Fransisco - San Fransisco, CA
  • 1972 B.A., Biology - College of St. Thomas - St. Paul, MN

research - Molecular Endocrinology

Research in my lab focuses on the co-evolution of the melanocortin peptides (i.e. ACTH, α-MSH, β-MSH, γ-MSH, δ-MSH), the melanocortin receptors (i.e. MC1R, MC2R, MC3R, MC4R, MC5R), and the accessory proteins, MRAP1 and MRAP2.  Our current projects include pharmacology studies on human, frog, bony fish, and cartilaginous fish melanocortin receptors, and collaborations with faculty at the University of Calgary (Canada), and the University of Tokyo, Okayama University, and Kitasato University (Japan).

Dores' publications through PubMed