Dr. Nyhof teaches human and comparative animal physiology. He is the Pre-Medical Program adviser and also the adviser for Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Veterinary and Pre Physician Assistant students.


  • B.A. in Biology, Hope College,  1969-1973
  • M.S. in Physiology, Michigan State University, 1973-1976
  • Ph.D. in Physiology, Michigan State University, 1976-1981                              

Professional Experience

  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Texas A&M University College of Medicine, 1981-1983

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Academic Interests

  • Pathophysiology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human physiology
  • Comparative Animal Physiology
  • Pharmacology

Selected publications

  • John J. Cai, Joel A. Caldon, Anita R. Henderson and Richard A. Nyhof, Effect of a-adrenergic receptor on reperfusion-induced cardiac arrhythmia and coronary flow, 598.7, Experimental Biology '99, 1999.
  • A. Tenyenhuis and R. Nyhof.  The vasoactivity of oleic acid in isolated rat blood vessels.  Michigan Academician 25:286, 1993.
  • N. Pranger and R. Nyhof.  The vasoactivity of methylphenidate HCl in isolated rat aortas.  Michigan Academician 27:284, 1995.