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Eloy Rodriguez

Eloy Rodriguez (born January 7, 1947[1]) is a Mexican-American biochemist. He is the James Perkins Professor of Environmental Studies at Cornell University. He was born in Edinburg, Texas.[2]

Collaborating with primatologist Richard Wrangham, Rodriguez introduced the concept of zoopharmacognosy.[3]

Rodriguez graduated from the University of Texas, Austin with a B.S. in 1969 and a Ph.D. in Phytochemistry and Plant Biology in 1975.[4] Later, at the University of British Columbia, he received medical postdoctoral training in medicinal botany.[2] He was an Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine from 1976 to 1994[4] before joining the faculty at Cornell.

Other interests

Rodriguez also serves as a faculty advisor for the Science Organization of Latinos at Cornell.[5]

Rodriguez is the director of the Cornell University Esbaran Amazon Field Laboratory located in the Amazon Rainforest near Iquitos, Peru


  1. ^ Profile at (archived copy from April 8, 2003)
  2. ^ a b Profile at The American Society for Cell Biology
  3. ^ Gerber, Suzanne. "Not just monkeying around", Vegetarian Times, November 1998.
  4. ^ a b Profile at Cornell's Toxicology website (archived)
  5. ^ Members page for Cornell University Science Organization of Latinos
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