Ronaldo J. Cavazos Jr. | Department of Biological Sciences

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Ronaldo J. Cavazos Jr.

Graduate Student
Office: 
Room #B411
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
940-369-7872
Ronaldo.Cavazos@unt.edu
Education: 
Ph.D. In progress, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
B.A. Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2003
Research: 
2010 - Present Graduate Research Assistant, University of North TX, Department of Chemistry, Dealt in organic synthesis, nanoparticles synthesis, designing of drug delivery vectors and cytotoxicity analysis.
2008 - 2010 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas - Pan American, Department of Chemistry, Dealt with stereochemical, nucleophilic addition to vicinal disubstituted compounds through hydroboration.
2003 - 2004 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University, Department of Chemistry, Conducted general lab and research duties; worked and obtained data through X-ray diffraction measurements, completing research projects dealing with high temperture powder metal reactions.
Publications: 
  1. Faure, L., Cavazos, R., Khan, B.R., Petros, R., Koulen, P., Blancaflor, E. and Chapman, K. (2015). Effects of Synthetic Alkamides on Arabidopsis Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase Activity and Plant Development. Phytochemistry 110, 58-71.
  2. Morrison, C., Lampe, J.B., Kolodziejczyk, T.C., Cavazos, R. and Petros, R. (2014). Rapid, Quantitative, Solvent-free Synthesis of Medium-Ring Diazaheterocycles from Diketene-Acetone Adduct and Diamines. Tetrahedron Lett. 55, 6547-6549.
  3. Nguyen, D., Cavazos, R., Harris, A. and Petros, R. (2014). Werner Complexes Viewed Anew: Utilizing Cobalt Coordination Chemistry for "Traceless" Stimuli- Responsive Bioconjugation Involving Therapeutic Nanoparticles, Protein PEGylation, and Drug- (Bio) Polymer Conjugates. Comment. Inorg. Chem. 34, 59-77.
  4. Cavazos, R. and Schaak, R.E. (2004). Synthesis of the New Layered Oxides NaRbLnMO5; Ln=La, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd; M=Nb, Ta. Mater. Res. Bull. 39, 1209-1214.
  1. Cavazos, R., Morrison, C., Lampe, J., Nguyen, D., Harris, A., McFarlin, B.K. and Petros, R. (2015). Synthesis of Cobalt Crosslinked Albumin Nanoparticles and In Vitro Evaluation of Macropinocytic Uptake in Gastric Carcinoma Cells. Biomaterials Day at Rice University. Society of Biomaterials, Houston, TX.
  2. Cavazos, R. and Petros, R. (2015). Azole-functionalized Nanoparticles for Imaging & Drug Delivery. Society for Biomaterials 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition, Charlotte, NC.
  3. Cavazos, R., Morrison, C., Lampe, J., Nguyen, D., Harris, A., McFarlin, B.K. and Petros, R. (2015). Synthesis of Cobalt Crosslinked Albumin Nanoparticles and In Vitro Evaluation of Macropinocytic Uptake in Gastric Carinoma Cells. Society for Biomaterials 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition, Charlotte, NC.
  4. Cavazos, R. and Petros, R. (2014). Synthesis of Cobalt Crosslinked Albumin Nanoparticles and In Vitro Evaluation of Macropinocytic Uptake in Gastric Carcinoma Cells. 70th Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Fort Worth, TX.
  5. Cavazos, R. and Petros, R. (2014). Azole Functionalized Nanoparticles for Imaging and Drug Delivery. Honorable Mention. Graduate Student Research Day: A Celebration of Graduate Research. Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX.
  6. Cavazos, R. and Petros, R. (2014). Azole Functionalized Nanoparticles for Imaging and Drug Delivery. Biomaterials Day at Texas A&M. Society of Biomaterials, College Station, TX.
  7. Cavazos, R., Simmons, M., Fire, N., Carriveau, R., Kellerstedt, B. and Petros, R. (2014). NextGen Redesign of Organic Chemistry. 247th ACS National Meeting, Dallas, TX.
  8. Cavazos, R. and Petros, R. (2014). Azole Functionalized Nanoparticles for Imaging and Drug Delivery. 247th ACS National Meeting, Dallas, TX.
  9. Cavazos, R. and Bhat, N. (2010). New Diastereoselective Synthesis of (Z)-Disubstituted Alkenes Containing a 4-MethylBenzyl Moiety via Organoboranes. 240th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA.
  10. Cavazos, R. and Bhat, N. (2010). New Diastereoselective Synthesis of (Z)-Disubstituted Alkenes Containing a p-Toly Moiety via Organaboranes. 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

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