Lillian Cruz-Orengo

Assistant Professor

Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

Office
1089 Veterinary Medicine Dr. 2019 VM3b, Davis, CA 95616

Education
2005, PhD, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1988, B.S., University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2013, , Washington University, School of Medicine, Saint Lous, MO
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption During Canine Immune-Mediated Encephalitis, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Principal Investigator, Elucidating the Role of IL-20 Signaling Through IL-20RB in the Neuropathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis, (Principal Investigator), NINDS
Honors and Awards
1986-1988 MARC Undergraduate Honor Program, FASEB-MARC, University of Puerto Rico, Rico Rio Piedras Campus.
2003 Robert Laurus Award and Travel Award, The American Association for the Advancement of Science Caribbean Division.
2005 Central Nervous System Abstract Award, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology-Maximizing Access to Research Careers Travel Award, International Union of Physiological Science and Experimental Biology Meeting.
2006 Leadership and Scientific Excellence Award, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus.
2006 Ramon Emeterio Betances Award, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus.
2009 Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
2010 6th Annual Postdoctoral Scientific Symposium Award, Washington University, School of Medicine
2010 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology-Maximizing Access to Research.
2010 The American Association of Immunologists 97th Annual Meeting Travel Award, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology-Maximizing Access to Research Careers (FASEB-MARC).
2011-2013 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Specialty Focus
Neuroimmunology, Molecular Neuroscience, History of Art.