Data Analyst and Coordinator – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
B.S., Biochemistry, Texas State University
Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio
Hometown: Edinburg, TX
Dr. Rodolfo Jimenez, Jr. is one of the STEM Coordinators for the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence. As a STEM Coordinator he is responsible for assisting students in the Life Sciences academically, as well as advising students wanting to attend a health profession programs or graduate school after completion of their undergraduate degree. Additionally, Dr. Jimenez is responsible for data analysis of the Gateway Scholars program.
Dr. Jimenez is a native Texan coming from the Rio Grande Valley area. He obtained a B.S. in biochemistry from Texas State University and his Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His dissertation focused on the characterization of the cytoplasmic domain of the anthrax toxin receptors. Since his undergraduate career, Dr. Jimenez has been involved in helping underrepresented minorities succeed in STEM, primarily through the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) and The Society of Advancement for Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). While getting his doctorate Dr. Jimenez was elected as one of two student board members for the National Board of Directors for SACNAS.