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.
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
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Mason-Nguyen, Rodriguez RE,. Laryngeal Mask Airway Use in Morbidly Obese Patient Undergoing General Anesthesia, AANA Journal, Vol. 85, No. 2, April 2017
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
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
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.
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
Coursey JH, Rodriguez RE, Dieckmann LS, Austin PN. Successful Implementation of Lateral Violence Policies. AORN J, No 1, Vol 27, 2013
Rodriguez, Ricardo E., Summer of Exploration: Chemistry Camp for Kids, In Chemistry, 14 (2008) 7-9.
Rodriguez, Ricardo E., El Papel de la Investigación Cientifica en Nuestra Sociedad Moderna, Archivos de Medicina, 9-10,No. 6, 2003.
Rodriguez, Ricardo E., Attracting Minority Students into Research-Based University Programs, CUR Quarterly, 20, 60-63, 1999.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Chelsey R. Lewis, Dania 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.