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  • Edgar A. Arriaga


    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry, Bioanalytical
    • Chemical Biology, Organoelle Chemistry
    • B.S. Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, 1985
    • Ph.D. Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, 1990
    • Post Doctorate University of Kansas Medical Center, 1990-1991, University of Alberta, 1992-1998
    Office: 323 Smith Hall

Principal Research Interests

The Arriaga group applies chemical and engineering principles to design novel strategies to investigate the complexity of biological systems. These strategies respond to one of the most critical challenges faced by modern biomedical, pharmacological, and environmental research, which is the highly heterogeneous nature of cellular architecture, biological function, and response to chemical treatments. The strategies include high-throughput measurements of individual organelles, multi-parametric analysis single cells, subcellular-specific and tissue-specific proteomic and lipidomics, cell engineering, and redox biology, which utilize capillary electrophoresis, HPLC-MS, mass cytometry, molecular biology, and biochemistry resources. Our current projects focus on applications in the fields of aging and its related diseases, metabolic dysfunction, drug response, and cancer.

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Honors and Awards

  • Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies, 2007 
  • National Institutes of Health Career Award, 2003 
  • Distinguished Mentor Award, 2001
  • Research Innovation Award, 2000

Mailing Address

  • Edgar A. Arriaga, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
  • A-1, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
  • Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431