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Dr. Ruby A. Ynalvez
Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: LBVSC 385D 
Phone: 956 326 2643 
Personal Web Page:

Teaching: Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Advance Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Survey of Life Sciences

Research: Protein Purification and Characterization: Isolation and Characterization of Lectins from South Texas Plants;Determination of the Function of CIA7 in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Collaborative Research: Science Policy Study: Transmission of Tacit Skills in East Asian Graduate Science Programs; Determination of Biological Activities in Fagara zanthoxyloides


Dr. Ruby A. Ynalvez

Ph.D. Biochemistry: Louisiana State University

Representative Publications:

Moroney, James V and Ynalvez, R.A. 2009. Algal Photosynthesis. In: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE SCIENCES. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester[Doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000322.pub2].

Ynalvez, R.A. and Moroney, J.V. 2008. Isolation and Characterization of the Novel Gene CIA7 from the BleR Insertional Mutant of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Functional Biology 35: 373-381.

Ynalvez, R.A., Ward, A., Cunnusamy, K., Ying, X. and Moroney, J.V. 2008. Identification and Characterization of Two Closely Related Carbonic Anhydrases in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Physiologia Plantarum  33: 15-26.

Moroney, J.V and Ynalvez, R.A. 2007. The Proposed CO2 Concentration in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Eukaryotic Cell 2007 6:1251-1259.

Mitra, M.M., Mason, C.B., Ynalvez, R.A., and Moroney, J.V. 2005. Gene Families of Carbonic Anhydrases in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Can J Bot  83: 780-795.

Adams, J.E., Colombo, S.L., Mason, C.B., Ynalvez, R.A., Tural, B. and Moroney, J.V. 2005. Characterization of Insertional Mutant with an Insertion in the Hdh Gene in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Func Plant Biol 32:55-66.