Jorge F. Rodriguez-Sierra, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

Jorge F. Rodriguez-Sierra, Ph.D.Rutgers University
1977 (Psychobiology)

Phone: 402-559-6259
Fax: 402-559-3400
Email: jrodrigu@unmc.edu 

  • Director, Graduate Neurobiology course, 1992 - present

Teaching:  Keywords Gross anatomy, neuroendocrinology, Neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, neuroimmunology, behavioral endocrinology, psychopharmacology, neuropharmacology, endocrinology, neuroimmunology, histology, electron microscopy, statistics.

Research: Interests Aging processes in the brain; free radical and degeneration of the CNS; regeneration of the central nervous system; imaging of the nervous system; neuropharmacology; neural control of memory and learning; neuroendocrinology of puberty and ovulation; sexual behavior of female vertebrates; sexual differentiation; neural control of sexual behavior and ovulation; neurophysiology of reproductive mechanisms; breast cancer, molecular biology.

Publications listed in PubMed

Recent Publications

  1. Harman D, Rodriguez-Sierra JF. Alzheimer's disease: role of aging in pathogenesis. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, 2001.
  2. Norton NS, Farnham SB, Haghighi SS, Rodriguez-Sierra JF, Dean J, Ebadi, M. The expression of metallothionein I in rats with spinal cord compression injury. Presented at Experimental Biology 2000, San Diego, CA, 2000.
  3. Ebadi M, Hiramatsu M, Kumari MV, Rojas P, Rodriguez-Sierra JF, Heidrick M, Iqbal A., Muralikrishan D, Krees D. Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10) and metallothionein isoforms protect dopaminergic cell lines from apoptosis induced by MPP+ and other inhibitors of mitochondrial complex I. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 2000.
  4. Ebadi M, Rodriguez-Sierra JF, Folks DG, Hiramatsu M. Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q) minimizes MTPP-induced complex! Inhibition. Generation of reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress causing Parkinsonism. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, 1999.
  5. Teruyama R, Rodriguez-Sierra JF, Beck MM. Connectivity between the caudal septal area containing cGn-RH -1 neurons and other brain areas in male Japanese quail: Neural tracing study using a fluorescent dye, DiI. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 1998

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