Thomas Mills

Thomas Mills

Academic Appointment(s)

Emeritus Faculty


  • Ph.D., Zoology/Animal Biology, Other University of Iowa, 1967

  • MS, Zoology/Animal Biology University of Iowa, 1964

  • BA, Zoology/Animal Biology University of Iowa, 1961

Teaching Interests

REPRODUCTION - course director and lecturer Sophomore years. A clinically oriented survey of the development and functioning of the reproductive system with emphasis on the role of the reproductive hormones.

Research Interests

Research is devoted to understanding penile erection. A rat model has been developed to investigate the basic physiology of the erectile response. Studies emphasize the role of RhoA/Rho-kinase mediated vaso-constriction and how this vasoconstriction is overcome to permit erection to occur.