Irena Rot

Assistant Professor


Related information

  • CV [PDF - 96 kB]

Phone: 902-494-2481
Mailing Address: 
Room 13D, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, 5850 College Street; 

 PO Box 15000, 
Dalhousie University, 
Halifax, Nova Scotia
, Canada 
B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Medical Neuroscience
  • Skeletal muscle
  • Epigenetics
  • Mouse development
  • Palate
  • Mandible
  • Prostate cancer
  • Androgen deprivation therapy
  • Human gross anatomy


  • PDF (Dalhousie University)
  • PhD (Dalhousie University)
  • MSc (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
  • BSc (University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Research interests

Mouse Models of Human Diseases Laboratory

Dr. Rot is interested in the role of mechanical cues provided by muscle in the epigenetic shaping of developing tissues and organs. Human diseases modeled in these studies include cleft palate and TMJ agenesis.

Psychology of androgen deprivation in prostate cancer patients

This study analyzes public knowledge of prostate cancer treatments, specifically androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), its side effects, and what physicians regard to be important to tell patients when prescribing ADT.

Selected publications

  • Rot I. and Kablar B. (2013) Role of skeletal muscle in palate development. Histology and Histopathology, 28:1-3.
  • Rot I, Ogah I, Wassersug R. (2012). Language of reproductive cancer treatments and implications for informed decision making by patients, with a particular focus on prostate cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care, 21:766-775.
  • Rot I, Ogah I, Wassersug R. (2012). Knowledge of reproductive system cancers, their treatments and side effects). Journal of Cancer Education, 27:559-565.
  • Rot I, Kablar B (2010). The influence of acoustic and static stimuli on development of inner ear sensory epithelia. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 28:309-315.
  • Rot-Nikcevic I, Downing KJ, Hall BK, Kablar B (2007). Development of the mouse mandibles and clavicles in the absence of skeletal myogenesis. Histology and Histopathology, 22:51-60.


  • Human Gross Anatomy – Medicine, first and second year
  • Gross Anatomy of the Head and Neck - Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, first year
  • Functional Human Anatomy - Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, Graduate level


  • Summer Student Prosector Program Coordinator