Robert Rice

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Environmental Toxicology

Offices and Labs

4243 Meyer Hall


1972 PhD Molecular Biology University of California, Berkeley
1967 BS Physics Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Biochemistry and expression of specific markers in epidermal cells and appendages

Mechanisms of action of toxic and physiological agents affecting keratinocyte growth and differentiation

Metabolic activation of toxic agents in keratinocytes

Evolution of keratinocyte differentiation markers


Fulbright Teaching Fellowship (Fall, 2000) Novosibirsk State University

Department and Center Affiliations

Department of Environmental Toxicology
Superfund Basic Sciences Program



CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Specialties / Focus

Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Cellular Responses to Toxins and Stress
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Forensic Science
Pharmacology & Toxicology

Teaching Interests

Molecular basis of cell differentiation and its perturbation by toxic agents.


ETX 278 Molecular Techniques (Fall)
ETX 103A Biological Effects of Toxic Agents (Winter)
ETX 110 Toxic Tragedies Winter


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  • Reznikova TV, Phillips MA, Patterson TJ, Rice RH (2010) Opposing actions of insulin and arsenite converge on PKCδ to alter keratinocyte proliferative potential and differentiation. Molec Carcinogenesis 49:398-409
  • Rice RH, Phillips MA, Sundberg JP (2011) Localization of the novel hair shaft protein VSIG8 in the hair follicle, nail unit, and oral cavity. J Invest Dermatol 131:1936-1938
  • Rice RH, Bradshaw KM, Durbin-Johnson BP, Rocke DM, Eigenheer RA, Phinney BS, Sundberg JP (2012) Differentiating inbred mouse strains from each other and those with single gene mutations using hair proteomics. PLoS One 7:12 e51956