Ronald Paque

Ronald Paque

Dr. Ronald Edward Paque graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 1960 with a degree in Biology. He continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, receiving a Master’s Degree in Bacteriology and then a Ph.D. in Microbiology/Chemistry at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Paque worked at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland and then received an NIH postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago. There, he was appointed to the faculty in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. Paque later became Professor of Microbiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

His scientific accomplishments are many and include over 56 peer-reviewed publications documenting the transfection of immune cells with RNA molecules across species barriers. In 1980, he was an invited participant at the Second International Conference on RNA in Molecular Biology in Peking, China, where he shared a program with no less than five Nobel Prize winners in Medicine. Dr. Paque was one of only 23 scientists from the United States invited to the conference.

Dr. Paque has served on numerous university and national committees including an NIH Grant Review study section and was a member of four national scientific societies as well as a reviewer for multiple major peer-reviewed academic journals. He was also elected to multiple undergraduate and graduate honor societies during his career.

Dr. Paque established the Ronald Edward Paque Scholarship in Biology and Chemistry in 2014.