Castro Rodriguez, PhD
currently: University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Glenn T. Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Kenneth Raymond
2000 - August 2005
Ph.D. in Chemistry (with Prof. Karsten Meyer), University of California
@ San Diego, CA.
Bachelor in Chemistry (magna cum laude)
with Dr. Morales at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio
Piedras Campus, Puerto Rico.
September 2000 - present
National Institute of Health (NIH, 3 T32 DK07233-2651)
2000 - present
MASEM Fellowship, National Science Foundation (NSF)
2003- August 2003
Glenn T. Seaburg Summer School Fellow, Los Alamos National
1998 - May 1999
Minority Access to Research, National Institute of Health
CURE summer internship, with Dr. Gourisankar Gosh at
Utilization of covalent lectin-phospholipase A2 conjugates
as probes of lipid domains
Isolation and characterization of phospholipase A2 from
different snake venoms
Inorganic Chemistry 2004 Carl Strorm Fellowship, Gordon
Teddy G. Traylor Fellowship in the Chemical Sciences,
UC, San Diego
Glenn T. Seaborg Summer School Fellow, Los Alamos National
MERCK Prize, Merck & Co.
Golden Key National Honor Society
American Chemical Society
Plutonium Futures 2003-The Science Conference, Albuquerque
(New Mexico): Title: "Engendering
Highly Reactive Uranium Species with a Single Pocket
for Reactivity: A Comined Synthetic, Spectroscopic,
and Computational Study."
Maria Goeppert-Mayer Interdisciplinary Symposium, San
Diego. Title: " Engendering Highly Reactive Uranium
Species with a Single Pocket for Reactivity: A Comined
Synthetic, Spectroscopic, and Computational Study."
Have a look @ it: right
35th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry
(ICCC), Heidelberg (Germany) Title: "A Traditional
Ligand for a Non-Traditional Metal: Uranium Triazacyclononane
1st Organometallic Meeting @ San Diego State University.
35th ACS Junior Technical Meeting, Rio Piedras, PR.
1999 National Minority Research Symposium, Phoenix,
34th ACS Junior Technical Meeting, Mayaguez, PR.
1998 National Minority Research Symposium, New York,