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Beverly A. Rzigalinski, PhD, MS

Beverly A. Rzigalinski

Beverly A. Rzigalinski, PhD, MS

Professor for Pharmacology
Virginia Campus

Garvin Building

brzigali [at]

Current Research Projects

  • Biochemical effects of OMM at the cellular level
  • Cerium Oxide nanoparticles in the treatment of traumatic brain injury
  • Improving Platelet Storage with Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles
  • The Effects of Light on Platelet Activity


Year Published Faculty Citation PMID

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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.  


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.


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.