The latest publication from Dr. Upal Roy's research. Affiliations: Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), Brownsville, TX, USA - Jonathan Abshier & Upal Roy - Increased Plasma Levels of the TH2 chemokine CCL18 associated with low CD4+ T cell counts in HIV-1-infected Patients with a Suppressed Viral Load - April 12, 2019


  1. Banu J and Fernandes G. Effects of fish oil and exercise on postmenopausal bone loss. Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity. 2017. 5:1 DOI: 10.4172/2329-9509.1000188.
  2. Krishnaswami J, Jaini PA, Howard R, Ghaddar S. Community-Engaged Lifestyle Medicine: Building Health Equity through Preventive Medicine Residency Training. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2018;(18)31695-7. Abstract.
  3. Schembri S, Ghaddar S. The Affordable Care Act, the Medicaid Coverage Gap, and Hispanic Consumers: A phenomenology of Obamacare. The Journal of Consumer Affairs. 2018;52(1):138-165. PDF.
  4. Benham G, Ghaddar S, Talavera-Garza L. Short Sleep Duration Is Associated with Obesity in Hispanic Manufacturing Workers. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. 2017;28(4): 1304–1313. Abstract.
  5. Boeta‐Lopez*,J. Duran, D. Elizondo*, E. Gonzales*,  A. Rentfro, A. E. Schwarzbach, and S. Nair  Association of interleukin‐6 polymorphisms with obesity or metabolic traits in young Mexican‐Americans: Obesity Science and  Practice 2017 Dec 14;4(1):85-96. doi: 10.1002/osp4.138. eCollection 2018 Feb.
  6. Upal Roy, Drozd V, et al (2017). Characterization of Nanodiamond based anti-HIV drug Delivery to the Brain. Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 25;8(1):1603. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-16703-9.PMID: 29371638
  7. Adams, R.P., A Boratynski, T. Mataraci, A.N. Tashev and E. Schwarzbach. 2017. Discovery of Juniperus sabina var. balkanensis in southwestern Turkey. Phytologia 99(1): 22-31.
  8. Adams, R.P., M. Socorro Gonzalez-Elizondo, M. Gonzalez-Elizondo, D. Ramirez Noya and E. Schwarzbach. 2017. DNA sequencing and taxonomy of unusual serrate Juniperus from Mexico: Chloroplast capture and incomplete lineage sorting in J. coahuilensis and allied taxa. Phytologia 99(1): 62-73.
  9. Adams, R.P., A Boratynski, M.D Dagher-Kharrat, H.V. Leschner, T. Mataraci, and E. Schwarzbach. 2017. Geographic variation in Juniperus drupacea: DNA sequencing and volatile leaf oils: Further evidence of putative Pleistocene genetic isolation between Europe and Asia. Phytologia 99(4): 249-257.
  10. Adams, R.P., M. Socorro Gonzalez-Elizondo, M. Gonzalez-Elizondo, and A. E. Schwarzbach. The Juniperus flaccida-J. poblana complex revisited: Insights from molecular and oil analysis. Phytologia 100(1): 19-26.
  11. Gong S, Su B, Tovar H, Mao CX, Gonzalez V, Wang KS, Xu C*, Polymorphisms within RYR3 gene are associated with risk and age at onset of hypertension, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, in press in the American Journal of Hypertension, 2018 (underline indicates the persons who are UTRGV students) Link:
  12. Cho M, Contreras A, Garza A, Olvera S, Castillo D, de Erausquin G and Xu C* The impact of drug and gene interaction on the antipsychotic medication for schizophrenia. Bipolar Disorder 2017, 3(1) 1000117, (underline indicates the persons who are UTRGV students) Link: