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Beverly A Rzigalinski, PhD, MS

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Beverly Rzigalinski, PhD, MS
Professor for Pharmacology
Department/Discipline: Pharmacology
Campus: Virginia
Office: Garvin Building
Email: Contact

Research Interests

Basic and translational research in Nanomedicine. The lab has 2 goals. The first is to address neurological disorders using nanoparticle treatments. The second is to preserve the lifespan of blood and blood products with novel nanoparticle coatings in blood containers.


Year Faculty Citation PMID
2020 Kevin Hockey, Beverly Rzigalinski

Bailey ZS, Nilson E, Bates JA, Oyalowo A, Hockey KS, Sajja VSSS, Thorpe C, Rogers H, Dunn B, Frey AS, Billings MJ, Sholar CA, Hermundstad A, Kumar C, VandeVord PJ, Rzigalinski BA. Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Improve Outcome after In Vitro and In Vivo Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2020 Jun 15;37(12):1452-1462. PMID: 27733104.

2020 Beverly Rzigalinski

Rzigalinski BA, Giovinco HM, Cheatham BJ. Cerium oxide nanoparticles improve lifespan of stored blood. Mil Med. 2000 Jan 7;185(Suppl 1):103-109. PMID: 32074312.

2019 Lin Kang, Pawel Michalak, Harold "Skip" Garner, Beverly Rzigalinski, James Mahaney

Kang L, Rashkovetsky E, Michalak K, Garner HR, Mahaney JE, Rzigalinski BA, Korol A, Nevo E, Michalak P. Genomic divergence and adaptive convergence in Drosophila simulans from Evolution Canyon, Israel. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Jun 11;116(24):11839-11844. PMID: 31127048.

2014 Kevin Hockey, Beverly Rzigalinski

Rzigalinski BA, Sholar A, Cook J, Klein L, Puri S, Hockey K. Cerium oxide nanoparticles for the treatment and prevention of stroke and cardiovascular disease. Provisional Patent 13/744815; filed 2014.

2014 Beverly Rzigalinski

Rzigalinski BA, Clark AM. Anti-inflammatory, radioprotective and longevity-enhancing capabilities of cerium oxide nanoparticles. United States Patent 8,747,907. 10 June 2014.

2013 Kevin Hockey, Beverly Rzigalinski

Hockey KS, Hubbard WB, Sajja VS, Scholar CA, Thorpe C, Vandevord PJ, Rzigalinski BA. A new model for mild blast injury utilizing Drosophila melanogaster. Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation. 2013; 49:124-40.

2013 Beverly Rzigalinski

Hampton CE, Thorpe CN, Sholar CA, Rzigalinski BA, VandeVord PJ. A novel bridge wire model of blast traumatic brain injury - biomed 2013. Biomed Sco Instrum. 2013; 49:312-9. PMID: 23686215.

2013 Kevin Hockey, Beverly Rzigalinski

Thorpe CS, Sholar C, Hockey KS, Rzigalinski BA. Structural evidence for cytoskeletal changes following traumatic brain injury in mixed organotypic cultures. J. Neurotrauma. 2013; 30(15):A-49.

2013 Kevin Hockey, Beverly Rzigalinski

Sholar C, Sajja S, Hubbard B, Hockey KS, VandeVord PJ, Rzigalinski BA. A new model for mild blast head injury utilizing Drosophila melanogaster. J. Neurotrauma. 2013; 30(15): A-97.

2012 Beverly Rzigalinski

Balbuena P, Li W, Rzigalinski B, Ehrich M. Malathion/oxon and lead acetate increase gene expression and protein levels of transient receptor potential canonical channel subunits TRPC1 and TRPC4 in rat endothelial cells of the blood-brain barrier. Int. J. Toxicology. 2012 Jun; 31(3):238-49. PMID: 22674931.

2011 Kevin Hockey, Beverly Rzigalinski

Dillon CE, Billings M, Hockey KS, DeLagarze L, Rzigalinski BA. Cerium oxide nanoparticles protect against MPTPinduced dopaminergic neurodegeneration in a mouse model for Parkinson's Disease [abstract]. In: Nanotechnology 2011: Biosensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy. Technical Proceedings of 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo; 2011 Jun 16-16; Boston, MA. CRC Press; 2011. Volume 3:451-4.  

2011 Kevin Hockey, Beverly Rzigalinski

VanLaeken AH, Ardito TC, Hockey KS, Rzigalinski B, Whiting MD. (-)-Epigallocatechin gallate improves outcome following in vitro and in vivo traumatic brain injury [abstract]. In: Abstracts from the 29th Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium; 2011 Jul 10-13; Hollywood Beach, FL: Journal of Neurotrauma. 2011 Jun:A66. Abstract no. P174.

2011 Kevin Hockey, Beverly Rzigalinski

Rzigalinski BA, Meehan K, Whiting M.D., Dillon C, Hockey K, and Brewer M. Chapter 6: Antioxidant nanoparticles. In: Nanomedicine in Health & Disease. RJ Hunter, ed., New York, NY: Science Publishers; c.2011. p. 100-21.