Deanna L. Denault

Assistant Professor


BS, Exercise Physiology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
MEd, Rehabilitative Medicine, Springfield College
MA, Physiology, Boston University
PhD, Physiology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College

Phone: (603) 298-6617

Courses Taught
  • Clinical Application of Basic Sciences I
  • Clinical Application of Basic Sciences II
  • Clinical Application of Basic Sciences III
  • Pharmacology I
  • Pharmacology II
  • Pharmacology III
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Understanding and Accessing the Medical Literature
  • Evidence-Based Medicine in Clinical Practice
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Aldosterone Action in the Kidney
  • Regulation of Circadian Rhythms and Biological Clock
  • Collaborations and Strategies in Interprofessional Education

Honors & Awards

2013: Franklin Pierce University Physician Assistant Program Faculty Member of the Year

1997: John W. Strohbehn Excellence in Biomedical Research Nominee, Dartmouth Medical School

1996: Hoechst Marion Roussel- Excellence in Renal Research Award, American Physiological Society

1995: Albert J. Ryan Foundation Fellowship, Dartmouth College

Publications and Presentations

Reeves, S., Denault,  D.,  Huntington, J.,  Southard,  D., Ogrinc, G.,  Vebell, R.  2017 "Learning to Overcome Hierarchical Pressures to Achieve Safer Patient Care: An Interprofessional Simulation for Nursing, Medical, and Physician Assistant Students"  Nursing Educator, 42(5).

Baptiste-Szymanski, Y., Denault, D., Johnson, M., Saul, L., Venglarik, J., Zanetti, N.  2007 Practice Anatomy and Companion Website to Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual 8th ed. (www.MyAand Pearson/Benjamin Cummings.

Dunlap, J. C., J. J. Loros, D. Denault, K. Lee, A. Froehlich, H. Colot, M. Shi, and A. Pregueiro. 2004. Genetics and molecular biology of circadian rhythms. In: Biochemistry and molecular biology. 2nd ed, vol. 3. Brambl, R., and G. A. Marzluf (eds.). The Mycota: a comprehensive treatise on fungi as experimental systems for basic and applied research. Springer. p. 209-232.

Froehlich AC, Pregueiro A, Lee K, Denault D, Colot H, Nowrousian M, Loros JJ, Dunlap JC. The molecular workings of the Neurospora biological clock   Novartis Found Symp. 2003;253:184-98; discussion 102-9, 198-202, 281-4.

Denault, D.L., Loros, J. J., Dunlap, J. C.  Positive and negative clock components interacting in the autoregulatory negative feedback loop of Neurospora.   EMBO 20(1&2): 109-117,2001.

Denault, D.L., Fejes-Tóth, G., Náray-Fejes-Tóth, A. Aldosterone regulation of sodium channel g-subunit in cortical collecting duct cells.  American Journal of Physiology  271:C423-C428, 1996.

Náray-Fejes-Tóth, A., Rusvai, E., Denault, D., St. Germain, D. L., Fejes-Tóth, G.  Expression and characterization of a new species of 11-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase in Xenopus oocytes.  American Journal of Physiology  265:F896-F900, 1993.

Lehman, W., Denault, D., Marston, S. The caldesmon content of vertebrate smooth muscle.  Biochemica et Biophysica Acta  1203:53-59, 1993.

Professional Memberships

  • Physician Assistant Education Association


  • CGPS Curriculum Team
  • CGPS Faculty Affairs