Mary S. Rea, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Chair, Department of Biology

Contact Information
Office: Troy Campus, Science Hall
Phone: (518) 244-2244
Email: ream@sage.edu

Current Research Interests

  • Circadian behavior in nonmammalian vertebrates
  • Cutaneous drinking in frogs
  • Falls in the elderly

Publications:

Figueiro M, Plitnick B, Rea M, Gras L, Rea M., Lighting and Perceptual Cues: Effects on Gait Measures of Older Adults at High and Low Risk for Falls, BMC Geriatrics 11:49, 2011.

Figueiro M, Gras L, Plitnick B, Rea M, Rea M., Lighting for Improved Postural Control in Older Adults with and without Risk for Falls, Age and Ageing 0:1-4, 2011.

MG Figueiro, L Gras, N Qi, P Rizzoa, M Rea and MS Rea, A novel night lighting system for postural control and stability in seniors, Lighting Research & Technology 40: 111-116, 2008.

Mariana G. Figueiro, Elyse Saldo, Mary S. Rea, Karen Kubarek, Julie Cunningham, Mark S. Rea, Developing Architectural Lighting Designs to Improve Sleep in Older Adults, The Open Sleep Journal 1: 40-51 (12), 2008.

MG Figueiro, L Gras, N Qi, P Rizzoa, M Rea and MS Rea, A novel night lighting system for posturalcontrol and stability in seniors, Lighting Research & Technology 40: 111-116, 2008.

Mariana G. Figueiro, Elyse Saldo, Mary S. Rea, Karen Kubarek, Julie Cunningham, Mark S. Rea, Developing Architectural Lighting Designs to Improve Sleep in Older Adults, The Open Sleep Journal 1: 40-51 (12), 2008.

Mariana G. Figueiro, PhD; Mark S. Rea, PhD; Elyse Saldo; Mary S. Rea, PhD; Karen Kubarek; Julie Cunningham, Developing architectural lighting designs to improve health and well-being of older adults, The American Institute of Architects Report on University Research 3: 126-151, 2008.

Rea, M.S., Babar, S., Bauby, H. and Parsons, R.H.,Effects of Nitric oxide and angiotensin II and their interaction on water uptake in Rana catesbeiana. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 2002

Rea, Mary S. and Parsons, Robert H. Evidence of nitric oxide and angiotensin II regulation of circulation and cutaneous drinking in Bufo marinus. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 74 (1): 127-133, 2001.

Presentations:

Rui Qi, Mariana Gross Figueiro, Laura Z Gras, Mary Rea, Mark Rea, The Influence Of Visual Information On Postural Stability In Older Adults, Presentation at The International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence, St Petersburg, FL, 2008.

Rea, M.S. Circadian Rhythms in American Green Treefrogs Hyla cinerea, Asa Gray Seminar Series, Utica College, NY, 2006.

Figueiro, M.G., Rea, M., Gras L.Z Rea, M.S. Light, Sleep Quality and Falls:  Is There a Relationship? ICADI Conference Presentation, St. Petersburg, FL, 2006.

Parsons, R.H. and Rea, M.S. Nitric oxide and angiotensin II and their interaction on cutaneous drinking in amphibians. Featured topic in APS Comparative Physiology Section, Experimental Biology, New Orleans, April 2002.

Smith, S.M.E., Lyon, M., Preston, E., Brennan, M., Bauby, H., and Rea, M.S. Small molecule effectors of NOS. The Fourth Gordon Research Conference on Biochemistry of Nitric Oxide, Ventura, CA. Feb. 2001.

Parsons, R.H. and Rea, M.S. Evidence of nitric oxide regulation of circulation in Bufo marinus. The Fourth Gordon Research Conference on Biochemistry of Nitric Oxide, Ventura, CA. Feb. 2001.

Smith, S.M.E., Lyon, M., Preston, E., Brennan, M., Bauby, H., and Rea, M.S. Small molecule effectors of NOS. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Orlando, FL. April 2001.