Astrid E. Cardona, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Astrid E. Cardona, Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Neuroinflammation and mechanisms of tissue damage in diabetic retinopathy and multiple sclerosis
  • Neuroprotective approaches via modulation of innate immune function


  • Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology; University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • B.S. in Biology; University of Antioquia, Medellin