Rodrigo Franco Cruz

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Associate Professor





University of Nebraska
114 VBS, East Campus
Lincoln, NE 68583-0905

Phone: (402) 472-8457
Fax: (402) 472-9690


Introduction:   1996-2000. B. S. in Biology. School of Sciences. National University of Mexico (UNAM) • 2000-2004. Ph.D. in Sciences (Biomedical sciences). Cell Physiology Institute. National University of Mexico (UNAM) • 2001. Visiting Scientist. Biochemical Department. August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhaguen, Copenhaguen, Denmark. • 2004-2009. Postdoctoral Fellow. Laboratory of Signal Transduction, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH.

Expertise:  Redox signaling, cell death and neurodegenerative diseases.

Teaching:  Redox Biochemistry BIOC 848, Signal Transduction VBMS 964

Research Interests:  Molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of cell death by redox signaling. • Molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of cellular transformation by redox signaling • Cell death and Neurodegenerative diseases • Environmental Toxicity and Oxidative stress • Molecular Mechanisms of Cytotoxic Brain Edema. Visit Dr. Franco's lab: