Nick A. Ritucci, Ph.D.

Physiology Lecturer

Address: 105F White Hall
Phone: (937) 775-4238

Ph.D., Wright State University, 1997


Human Anatomy & Physiology I (ANT 2100)
Human Anatomy & Physiology II (ANT 2120)
Human Structure & Function I (ANT 3100)
Human Structure & Function II (ANT 3120)
Independent Reading in Physiology (P&N 4880)
Selected Topics in Physiology (P&N 4990)
Boonshoft SOM: Cells, Tissues and Organ Systems
Boonshoft SOM: Respiratory
Boonshoft SOM: Digestive, Course Director


Boonshoft School of Medicine Class of 2014 Teaching Excellence Award, 2011-2012
Teaching Excellence Award, Wright State University, 2010
Research Training Fellowship, American Lung Association, 2000-2002
Comroe-Forster-Lambertsen Young Investigator Award, International Society for Arterial Chemoreception, 1999

First Author Publications

Ritucci, N.A. J.S. Erlichman, J.C. Leiter and Robert W. Putnam. Response of membrane potential and intracellular pH to hypercapnia in neurons and astrocytes from rat retrotrapezoid nucleus. Amer. J. Physiol. 289 (Regulatory Integrative Comp. Physiol.): R851 - R861, 2005.

Ritucci, N.A., J.B. Dean and Robert W. Putnam. Somatic versus dendritic responses to hypercapnia in chemosensitive locus coeruleus neurons from neonatal rats. Amer. J. Physiol: 289 (Cell Physiol.): C1094 - C1104, 2005.

Ritucci, N.A., L. Chambers-Kersh, J.B. Dean and R.W. Putnam. Intracellular pH regulation in neurons from chemosensitive and non-chemosensitive areas of the medulla. Amer. J. Physiol. 275 (Regulatory Integrative Comp. Physiol. 44): R1152-R1163, 1998.

Ritucci, N.A., J.B. Dean and R.W. Putnam. Intracellular pH response to hypercapnia in neurons from chemosensitive areas of the medulla. Amer. J. Physiol. 273 (Regulatory Integrative Comp. Physiol. 42): R433-R441, 1997.

Ritucci, N.A., J.S. Erlichman, J.B. Dean and R.W. Putnam. A fluorescence technique to measure intracellular pH of single neurons in brainstem slices. J.Neurosci.Methods. 68: 149-163, 1996.

Ritucci, N.A. and A.M. Corbett. Effect of Mg2+ and ATP on depolarization-induced Ca2+ release in isolated triads. Amer. J. Physiol. 269 (Cell Physiol. 38): C85-C95, 1995.