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Ricardo Rodriguez

Ricardo E. Rodriguez

‌Dean of Natural and Social Sciences
Professor of Chemistry
McFadden Room 202

Education

  • Post-Doc Studies: National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, 1987-1990
  • Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Texas Christian University, 1987
  • B.S. Chemistry, Baylor University, 1982

Research Interests/Scholastic Profile

Dr. Rodriguez's research interests focus on biophysical-inorganic reaction kinetics and mechanisms involving porphyrin systems, protein structure and degradation, including: protein modification, enzyme kinetics & mechanisms, oxidoreductase enzymes, oxidation mediated N-demethylation/dealkylation and trimethylamine-N-oxide in biological systems.

Other interest includes science (STEM) education and the chemistry of anesthetic drugs.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ricardo_Rodriguez12

Courses taught at Texas Wesleyan:

  • Introduction to Chemistry for the Nurse Anesthetist
  • Applied Chemistry for the Nurse Anesthetist (Graduate)
  • Research Concepts (Graduate: Masters & Doctorate)
  • General Chemistry I & II plus laboratories
  • Biochemistry I & II
  • Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Publications (selected)
  1. Mason-Nguyen, Rodriguez RE,. Laryngeal Mask Airway Use in Morbidly Obese Patient Undergoing General Anesthesia, AANA Journal,  Vol. 85, No. 2, April 2017
  2. Lesley D. Phillips-Reed, Paul N. Austin , Ricardo E. Rodriguez,. Pediatric Tonsillectomy and Ketorolac, Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing,; Volume 31, Issue 6, Pages 485–494; December 2016
  3. Smith, A, Silvestro, L, Rodriguez, Ricardo E, Austin, PN,. Evidence-Based Selection of Sedation Agents for Patients Undergoing Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, Gastroenterology NursingJanFeb: 39(1):32-41 · 2016
  4. Jo Reid, CRNA, Paul N. Austin, Ricardo E. Rodriguez,. The Laryngeal Mask Airway: Is It Safe for Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy?, Anesthesia/AEJ, eJournal, Volume 3 Issue 1 2015.
  5. Sanford CL, Rodriguez RE, Schmidt J, Austin PN. Evidence for Using Air or Fluid When Identifying the Epidural Space. AANA J., Vol 81, No 1, 2013
  6. Coursey JH, Rodriguez RE, Dieckmann LS, Austin PN. Successful Implementation of Lateral Violence Policies. AORN J, No 1, Vol 27, 2013
  7. Rodriguez, Ricardo E., Summer of Exploration: Chemistry Camp for Kids, In Chemistry, 14 (2008) 7-9.
  8. Rodriguez, Ricardo E., El Papel de la Investigación Cientifica en Nuestra Sociedad Moderna, Archivos de Medicina, 9-10,No. 6, 2003.
  9. Rodriguez, Ricardo E., Attracting Minority Students into Research-Based University Programs, CUR Quarterly, 20, 60-63, 1999.
  10. Stacey L. Smith, Misha Hamilton, Nadia Rodriguez, Ricardo E. Rodriguez and Robert W. Gracy, Heat Deactivation of Glucose-6-phosphate Isomerase in the Presence of α-crystalline, Proceedings of the Tenth National Conference on Undergrauate Research, Vol. III (1996) 1681.
  11. Chance R. Lehman, Jimmy E. Reyes, Sania F. Khatib, Misha Hamilton ,  Ricardo E. Rodriguez and  Robert W. Gracy, A Comparative  Kinetic and Electrophoretic Study of the Stability of Glucose-6-phosphate Isomerase, Proceedings of the Tenth National Conference on Undergrauate Research, Vol. III (1996) 1612.
  12. Rodriguez, R.E., Misra, M., Diwan, B.A., Riggs, C.W. and Kasprzak, K.S.: Relative susceptibilities of C3H, B6C3F1, and C57BL mice to carcinogenesis and acute toxicity of  nickel subsulfide. Toxicology,107,(1996)131-140.
Presentations (selected)
  1. Rauffi R, Rodriguez RE, Austin PN. Evaluation of the Risks of Routine, Oro gastric or Nasogastrlc Tube Placement in Healthy Surgical Patients Prior to Laparoscopic Procedures. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Meeting, State of the Science. Orlando, FL., August, 2014
  2. Phillips-Reed L, Rodriguez RE, Austin PN. Tonsillectomy and Ketorolac. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Meeting, State of the Science. Orlando, FL., August, 2014
  3.  Tubog TD, Rodriguez RE, Dieckmann LS, Austin PN.  Evidence-Based Selection of Prophylactic Ephedrine and Phenylephrine in Reducing the Incidence of Hypotension Associated with Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery  American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Meeting, State of the Science. AANA National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 2012.
  4. George Haritos, Paul Austin,Ricardo E. Rodriguez and James Schmidt, An Evidenced Based Approach to CRNA Grassroots Efforts, AANA National Meeting, San Francisco, August, 2012.
  5. George Haritos, Paul Austin,Ricardo E. Rodriguez and James Schmidt, An Evidenced Based Approach to CRNA Grassroots Efforts, 5th National DNP Conference, Evidence-Based DNP Education, St. Louis, September 19-21, 2012.
  6. Chelsey R. LewisDania A. Rodriguez and Ricardo E. Rodriguez, Department of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan Street, Fort Worth, TX 76105, Texas Wesleyan University Summer Science Camp: Enhancing College Awareness", American Chemical Society 234th ACS National Meeting, August 24, 2007, Boston, MA.
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