Dr. Dilson Rassier

Professor/Dean - Faculty of Education, Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, in Muscle Biophysics
Dr. Dilson Rassier
Contact Information

475 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1S4


514-398-4184 Ext 0558
Email address: 
dilson.rassier [at] mcgill.ca
Muscle Physiology and Biophysics Lab
Areas of expertise: 

Muscle physiology and biophysics.


B.P.E.(Fed. de Pelotas), M.Sc.(UFRGS), Ph.D.(Calg.)

Research areas: 
Exercise Physiology
Selected publications: 

  1. Shalabi N, Cornachione A, Leite FS, Vengallatore S, Rassier DE Residual force enhancement is regulated by titin in skeletal and cardiac myofibrils. The Journal of Physiology 2016 December 27. doi: 10.1113/JP272983.
  2. Rassier DE Reply to "Letter to the editor: Comments on Cornacchione et al. (2016): "The increase in non-cross-bridge forces after stretch of activated striated muscle is related to titin isoforms". American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology 2016 Jul 1; 311(1):C160-1. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00159.2016.
  3. Rassier DE, Minozzo FC Length-dependent Ca2+ activation in skeletal muscle fibers from mammalians. American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology 2016 Aug 1;311(2):C201-11. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00046.2016. Epub 2016 May 25.
  4. Leite FS, Kashina A, Rassier DE Posttranslational Arginilation Regulates Striated Muscle Function. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews 2016 Jul; 44(3):98-103. doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000079.
  5. Rassier, DE Reply to "Letter to the editor: Titin-actin interaction: the report of its death was an exaggeration".  American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology 2016 April 1; 310 (7):C 623. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00365.2015.
  6. Hussain SN, Cornachione AS, Guichon C, Al Khunaizi A, Leite FS, Petrof BJ, Mofarrahi M, Moroz N, de Varennes B, Goldberg P, Rassier DE. Prolonged controlled mechanical ventilation in humans triggers myofibrillar contractile dysfunction and myofilament protein loss in the diaphragm. Thorax 2016 May; 71(5):436-45. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2015-207559. Epub 2016 Mar 31.
  7. Cheng AJ, Yamada T, Rassier DE, Andersson DC, Westerblad H, Lanner JT Reactive oxygen/nitrogen species and contractile function in skeletal muscle during fatigue and recovery. The Journal of Physiology 2016; doi:10.1113/JP270650.
  8. Rassier D E Two Kinases to Soften the Heart. Biophysical Journal 2016; Jan 19; 110 (2): 289-91. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2015.12.007.
  9. Power GA, Minozzo FC, Spendiff S, Filion M E, Konokhova Y, Purves-Smith MF, Pion C, Aubertin-Leheudre M, Morais JA, Herzog W, Hepple R T, Taivassalo T, Rassier DE Reduction in single muscle fiber rate of force development with aging is not attenuated in world class older masters athletes. American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology 2016 Feb 15;310(4):C318-27.doi:10.1152/ajpcell.00289.2015.Epub 2015 Dec 2.
  10. Leite FS, Minozzo FC, Kalganov A, Cornachione AS, Cheng Y S, Leu NA, Han X, Saripalli C, Yates JR 3rd, Grazier H, Kashina AS, Rassier DE Reduced passive force in scheletal muscles lacking protein arginylation. American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology 2016 Jan 15; 310(2):C127-35.doi:10.1152/ajpcell.00269.2015.Epub 2015 Oct 28.
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