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Radamés J.B. Cordero, PhD

  • Associate Scientist

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Education

PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2012
MS, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, 2008
BS, University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo, 2005

Honors and Awards

2021 Delta Omega Honor Society-Alpha Chapter, JHBSPH

2020 NASA Center Innovation Fund, OH, USA

2020 Institutional Program for Internationalization Award, CAPES, Brazil

2019 Small Business Technology Transfer, Department of Defense

2018 Seed Grant Technology Accelerator, JHU Bloomberg, Baltimore, MD

2017 Center for AIDS Research Award for Faculty Development, JHU, Baltimore, MD

2016 Biomedical Scholar Association Milestone for Academic Excellence, JHU, Baltimore, MD

2012-14 Young Talent Attraction Award, Science without Borders, CnPq/CAPES, Brasil

2008 Honors in Master of Science Degree (Class 2012), Einstein, USA

2005 UPR President Award for Highest GPA in Microbiology Dept., 2005 Graduation, Arecibo, PR

  • fungal melanin
  • polysaccharide capsule
  • microbial pathogenesis
  • Cryptococcus
  • radioprotection
  • energy budgets
  • thermal biology
  • infrared imaging
  • color-mediated thermoregulation
  • thermography
  • infrared camera
  • energy transduction
  • heat
  • temperature
  • solar
  • radiation shielding
  • energy storage
  • photovoltaics
  • scholarly communication practices

Most recent publications about melanin:

  • Impact of Yeast Pigmentation on Heat Capture and Latitudinal Distribution. Cordero RJB, Robert V, Cardinali G, Arinze ES, Thon SM, Casadevall A. Curr Biol. 2018 Aug 20;28(16):2657-2664.
  • Cell-wall dyes interfere with Cryptococcus neoformans melanin deposition Perez-Dulzaides R, Camacho E, Cordero RJB, Casadevall A. Microbiology. 2018 Aug;164(8):1012-1022.
  • Melanin for space travel radioprotection. Cordero RJB. Environ Microbiol. 2017 Jul;19(7):2529-2532.
  • Melanin, Radiation, and Energy Transduction in Fungi Casadevall A, Cordero RJB, Bryan R, Nosanchuk J, Dadachova E. Microbiol Spectr. 2017 Mar;5(2).
  • Functions of fungal melanin beyond virulence Cordero RJB and Casadevall A. Fungal Biology Reviews. Volume 31, Issue 2, March 2017, Pages 99-112.
  • Structure and Function of the Cryptococcal Capsule
  • Structure and Functions of Fungal Melanins
  • The hydrodynamic properties of convalescent plasma
  • Thermal biology of fungi