Roberto Rodriguez
Assistant Professor, UT Health

University: University of Texas-Health Sciences Center at Houston

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences


  • PhD, University of Arizona, Soil Water and Environmental Sciences
  • MS, University of Puerto Rico, Biology
  • BS, University of Puerto Rico, Microbiology

Research Interests:

Environmental Virology, Ecology of Enteric Pathogens, fate of enteric viruses in the environments, Water Treatment and Disinfection

Center Involvement:

  • Project 2: Application of Photochemical Processes for the Design and Implementation of Sustainable Treatment for Small Systems, Activity 1: Sunlight Photolysis

Dr. Roberto A Rodriguez, Assistant Professor at University of Texas-Health Sciences Center at Houston-School of Public Health, will collaborate with Dr. Rosario in the sunlight photolysis research activity of Project 2.  Roberto has over 10 years of experience in environmental virology, monitoring viruses in the environment and determining the efficiency of disinfection water treatment in inactivating viruses. His current expertise is on the development of molecular assays for the rapid determination of viral viability.