Robert T Mallet, PhD

Robert Mallet, PhD

Professor - Physiology and Anatomy
Physiology and Anatomy
Research interests:Developing novel, metabolically based treatments and therapies to preserve vital organs threatened by ischemia

Dr. Robert Mallet teaches renal physiology in UNTHSC's graduate and medical programs, advanced graduate courses in renal, muscle and cardiovascular physiology, and biostatistics. He is also adjunct professor in the Department of Biology at the University of North Texas.

He has devoted his research career to understanding how the complex intermediary metabolism of the internal organs can be harnessed to generate the energy and antioxidant defenses essential for these organs, especially the heart and brain, to survive and recover from periods of inadequate blood flow and other metabolic insults.

His ongoing investigation is funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and is defining the mechanisms of pyruvate protection of the brain threatened by severe ischemia imposed by cardiac arrest. The results of these investigations are reported in leading peer-reviewed journals.

Mallet reviews research grant applications for the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, serves as Associate Editor of the journal Experimental Biology and Medicine, and reviews manuscripts for American Journal of Physiology, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Circulation and other leading journals.
Academic:Doctor of Philosophy, Physiology, George Washington University

Bachelor of Science, Biology, Catholic University of America


Honors:2013 – Distinguished Scientist, Society for Experimental Biology & Medicine

2012 – Basic Science Faculty of the Year, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM)

2012 – President's Award for Educational Excellence, UNTHSC

2010 – Basic Science Faculty of the Year, TCOM

2009 – Academic Commendation of Excellence Award, UNTHSC

Member, American Heart Association

Member, American Physiological Society

Member, International Society for Adaptive Medicine

Member, Sigma Xi

Member and Treasurer, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine

Chair, Cardiovascular Section Awards Committee, American Physiological Society