Raul Rojas, Ph.D.

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Raul Rojas, Ph.D.

Education and Training:

Undergraduate:
B.S., University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica, CA

Graduate:
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Program in Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology, Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Gerard Apodaca mentor, 1997-2004

Fellowships: Raul was supported by an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

Current Position: Currently a staff scientist at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Primary Research Articles
Rondanino C, Rojas R, Ruiz WG, Wang E, Hughey RP, Dunn KW, Apodaca G. RhoB-dependent modulation of postendocytic traffic in polarized Madin-Darby canine kidney cells. Traffic. 2007 Jul;8(7):932-49. Epub 2007 Jun 4. PubMed PMID: 17547697.

Acharya P, Beckel J, Ruiz WG, Wang E, Rojas R, Birder L, Apodaca G. Distribution of the tight junction proteins ZO-1, occludin, and claudin-4, -8, and -12 in bladder epithelium. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2004 Aug;287(2):F305-18. Epub 2004 Apr 6. PubMed PMID: 15068973.

Magyar CE, White KE, Rojas R, Apodaca G, Friedman PA. Plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase and NCX1 Na+/Ca2+ exchanger expression in distal convoluted tubule cells. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2002 Jul;283(1):F29-40. PubMed PMID: 12060584.

Truschel ST, Wang E, Ruiz WG, Leung SM, Rojas R, Lavelle J, Zeidel M, Stoffer D, Apodaca G. Stretch-regulated exocytosis/endocytosis in bladder umbrella cells. Mol Biol Cell. 2002 Mar;13(3):830-46. PubMed PMID: 11907265; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC99602.

Rojas R, Ruiz WG, Leung SM, Jou TS, Apodaca G. Cdc42-dependent modulation of tight junctions and membrane protein traffic in polarized Madin-Darby canine kidney cells. Mol Biol Cell. 2001 Aug;12(8):2257-74. PubMed PMID: 11514615; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC58593.

Leung SM, Rojas R, Maples C, Flynn C, Ruiz WG, Jou TS, Apodaca G. Modulation of endocytic traffic in polarized Madin-Darby canine kidney cells by the small GTPase RhoA. Mol Biol Cell. 1999 Dec;10(12):4369-84. PubMed PMID: 10588664; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC25764.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Review Articles
Rojas R, Apodaca G. Immunoglobulin transport across polarized epithelial cells. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2002 Dec;3(12):944-55. Review. PubMed PMID: 12461560.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Books and Chapters