Prof. Benedict Robert Lucchesi

Department of Pharmacology

The University of Michigan, USA



1961-1964 M.D., The University of Michigan, USA

1957-1961 Ph.D., The University of Michigan, USA, Pharmacology

1955-1957 M.Sc., St. John's University, USA, Physiology

1951-1955 B.Sc., St. John's University, USA

Publications (Selected)

  1. Miller DL, Dou C, Lucchesi BR. Cardiac arrhythmia and injury induced in rats by burst and pulsed mode ultrasound with a gas body contrast agent. J Ultrasound Med. 2009 Nov; 28(11): 1519-26.
  2. Booth EA, Lucchesi BR. Estrogen-mediated protection in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. Cardiovasc Toxicol. 2008; 8(3): 101-13. Epub 2008 Aug 6.
  3. Lucchesi BR, Abernethy DR. Speaking of pharmacology. Mol Interv. 2006 Aug; 6(4): 185.
  4. Rodriguez M, Lucchesi BR, Schaper J. Apoptosis in myocardial infarction. Ann Med. 2002; 34: 470-479.
  5. Lucchesi, B.R., Torald Sollmann Award Lecture: Looking toward the future, using lessons from the past. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther., 297: 829-843, 2001.
  6. Park, J.L. and Lucchesi, B.R., Mechanisms of myocardial reperfusion injury. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 68: 1905-1912, 1999.
  7. Lucchesi, B.R., Free radicals and tissue injury. Dialogues Cardiovasc. Res. 3: 3-22, 1998.
  8. Lucchesi, B.R. and Kilgore, K.S., Complement inhibitors in myocardial ischemia/ reperfusion injury. Immunopharmacology 38: 27-42, 1997.
  9. Lucchesi, B.R., Hoff, P.T. and Tamura, Y., Cardioprotective effects of amlodipine in animal models of ischemia reperfusion. J. Cardiovasc. Pharmacol. 17(Suppl 1): S34-S39, 1991.
  10. Lucchesi, B.R., Myocardial ischemia, reperfusion and free radical injury. Am. J. Cardiol. 65: 14I-23I, 1990.
  11. Werns, S.W. and Lucchesi, B.R., Free radicals and ischemic tissue injury. TIPS 11: 161-166, 1990.
  12. Lucchesi, B.R., Modulation of leukocyte mediated myocardial reperfusion injury. Annu. Rev. Physiol., 52: 561-576, 1990.
  13. Lucchesi, B.R., The neutrophil and reperfusion injury. Age of Reperfusion 2(1): 1-4, 1990.
  14. Lucchesi, B.R., The role of oxygen-derived radicals in myocardial reoxygenation injury. Age of Reperfusion 1(3): 1-4, 1989.
  15. Lucchesi, B.R., Werns, S.W. and Fantone, J.C., The role of the neutrophil and free radicals in ischemic myocardial injury. J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 21: 1241-1251, 1989.
  16. Lucchesi, B.R., Role of calcium on excitation contraction-coupling in cardiac and vascular smooth muscle. Circulation, 80(Suppl. IV): 1-13, 1989.
  17. Lucchesi, B.R. and Tamura, Y., Cardioprotective effects of amlodipine in the ischemicreperfused heart. Am. Heart J. 118: 1121-1122, 1989.
  18. Patterson, E. and Lucchesi, B.R., Electrophysiologic and antiarrhythmic actions of nadolol --Acute ischemia in the presence of previous myocardial infarction. Am. Heart J. 116: 1223-1232,1988.
  19. Lucchesi, B.R. and Lynch, J.J., Preclinical assessment of antiarrhythmic drugs. Fed. Proc. 45: 2197-2205, 1986.
  20. Lucchesi, B.R. and Mullane, K.M., Leukocytes and ischemia-induced myocardial injury. Ann. Rev. Pharmacol. Toxicol. 26: 201-224, 1986.
  21. Lucchesi, B.R., Sudden coronary death, Pharmacological interventions for the prevention of ventricular fibrillation. TIPS Rev., 5: 145-148, 1984.
  22. Lucchesi, B.R., Rationale of therapy in the patient with acute myocardial infarction and lifethreatening arrhythmias, a focus on bretylium. Am. J. Cardiol. 54: 14A-19A, 1984.
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