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Yelica Rodriguez, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Institute for Regenerative Research (BIRR)

Office Location: Science Building #229

Phone: 903-886-5441



Journal Publication

López-Rodríguez L, et al. (2017) Clinical signs and toxic effects of oral overdose of potassium iodine in New Zealand rabbits. (Manuscript in review for publication in Journal of Rabbit)

López Y, Martínez E, White JC (2015) Healing of bilateral olecranon bursitis using autologous platelet rich plasma in canine: A Case Report. Ágora de heterodoxia 2:94-107.

López Y, Lutjemeier B, Seshareddy K, Trevino EM, Hageman KS, Musch TI, Borgarelli M, Weiss ML (2013) Wharton's jelly or bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells improve cardiac function following myocardial infarction for more than 32 weeks in a rat model: a preliminary report. Curr Stem Cell Res Ther 8(1):46-59.

López Y, Seshareddy K, Trevino E, Cox J, Weiss ML (2011) Evaluating the impact of oxygen concentration and plating density on human Wharton's jelly-derived mesenchymal stromal cells. The Open Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Journal 4:82-94.

López-Rodriguez Y, Trevino E, Weiss ML (2011) Wharton's jelly mesenchymal stromal cells (WJCs) as immunoregulators in allogeneic transplantation. Placenta 32(4):S329.

López Y, Suarez M, Flores C, Noriega-Alvarado J (2009) Propiedades inmunoreguladoras de las células madres del cordón umbilical en la prevención de desordenes inmunológicos asociados con el trasplante de tejidos hematopoyéticos. Gaceta de Ciencias Veterinarias 14(2):__.

Ferrer M, Lutjemeier B, López  Y, Sanderson MJ , Weiss ML (2008) Effect of cryopreservation medium on post-thaw viability of equine testicular cells Theriogenology 70(3):577-578.

Suárez M, López Y (2008) Características histológicas de la mucosa de la bolsa cloacal de pollos de engorde desde el primer día hasta la sexta semana de edad. Gaceta de Ciencias Veterinarias 13(3):104-110.

Book Chapter

Weiss ML, López Y, McIntosh KR (2013). Wharton’s Jelly-Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells as Immunoregulatory Cells. Human Fetal Tissue Transplantation. 87-105.

Ph.D. Thesis Publication

López-Rodriguez Y (2013) Immunosuppressive properties of Wharton's jelly derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in the treatment of Graft Versus Host Disease in rat model. PhD Dissertations: ProQuest Publishing, Kansas State University, 3609440.

Poster Presentation

López Y, Hirt J, Weiss ML (2012) Novel Cardiac Precursor-like Cells from Rat Wharton’s Jelly Cells. Poster presentation Second Midwest Conference on Stem Cell Biology and Therapy, Oakland University, Rochester, MI October 5-7, 2012.

López Y, Elizabeth Trevino, Mark Weiss (2012) Identification of Optimal Conditions for Generating MSCs for Preclinical Testing: Comparison of three commercial Serum-free Medium and Low-serum Growth Medium. Poster presentation in 18th meeting of International Society for Cell Therapy (ISCT), Seattle, September 10-14, 2012.

López Y, Trevino E,  Weiss ML (2011) Effect of oxygen concentration and plating density on Colony Forming Unit-Fibroblast (CFU-F) Assay from Wharton’s jelly-Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells. Poster presentation in 8th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), San Francisco, California, June 16-19, 2010.

Trevino E, Lopez-Rodriguez Y, Mellot AJ, Detamore, Louis SM, Weiss ML (2001) Optimizing GFP transfection efficiency of Wharton’s jelly-Mesenchymal Stromal Cells. Poster presentation in 11th Annual Research Poster Symposium. Kansas State Union Ballroom, April 17, 2011.

Mellott AJ, López Y, Trevino E, Devarajan K, Weiss ML, Detamore MS (2011) Evaluation of non-viral gene delivery methods on human umbilical cord mesenchymal stromal cells. Poster presentation Biomedical Engineering Society, Hartford, CT October, 2011.

López Y, Weiss ML (2009) Effect of interferon gamma exposure on surface marker expression of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stromal cells. Poster presentation in 7th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), Barcelona, Spain, July 8-11, 2009.

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