Arnulfo   0.  Mar  Ph.D

Associate Professor  

Office: BLHSB 2.406
Phone: (956) 882-6645
Email: arnulfo.mar@utrgv.edu

Dr. Arnulfo 0. Mar Ph.D

I was born in Mexico. Came to the US in 1974. Earned a Ph.D. in 1987 and became a US citizen in 1988.





Selected Publications


  • Arnulfo Mar. "Chemical Evolution and The Origin of Life," 1, (1993): 18-26.

  • Arnulfo Mar and John Oro. "Synthesis of the Coenzymes ADPG, GDPG, and CDP-ethanolamine Under Primitive Earth Conditions,," Journal of Molecular Evolution 32, (1993): 201-210.

  • Darrel Ward, George Bousefield, and Arnulfo Mar. ""Chemical Reduction-Reoxidation of the Glycoprotein Hormone Disulfide Bonds.," ., Structure-Function Relationship of Gonadotropins. New York: Raven Press, 1, 1989: 1-19.

  • Arnulfo Mar, "Non-Enzymatic Synthesis of the Coenzymes, Uridine Diphosphate Glucose and Cytidine Diphosphate Choline, and other Phosphorylated Metabolic Intermediates," Origin of Life 17, (1987): 307-319.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Arnulfo Mar. , UTB Center for Civic Engagement , $500.00 (September 1, 2014 - December 15, 2014)

  • William Davis. Department Grant , The Robert H. Welch Foundation , $75,000.00 (September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2010)

  • Arnulfo Mar. Department Grant , The Robert H. Welch Foundation , $75,000.00 (September 1, 2006 - August 31, 2008)

  • Arnulfo Mar. Department Grant , The Robert H. Welch Foundation , $75,000.00 (September 1, 2003 - August 31, 2006)

  • Arnulfo Mar. , The Robert H. Welch Foundation , $75,000.00 (September 1, 2000 - August 31, 2003)



Selected Presentations


  • Arnulfo Mar, Aleida Gonzalez, and Helia Morales . "HPLC detection of Ferrulic Acid, Galic Acid and Quercetin from Aqueous Extracts Moringa Oleifera.," 255th. ACS National Meeting and Exposition. Division of Analytical Chemistry, American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA (March 2018)

  • Christian Cervantes, Helia Morales Ramirez, Arnulfo Mar, and Jason Parsons. "The Photocatalytic Destruction of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals using TiO₂ Nanoparticles," 255th. ACS National Meeting and Exposition. Division of Environmental Educational Chemistry, American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA (March 2018)

  • Mark Jimenez, Helia Morales, and Arnulfo Mar. "Biochemical Analysis of Guayacan and Hisache: Two Potential Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Diabetes," 255th. ACS National Meeting and Exposition. Division of Medicinal Chemistry, American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA (March 2018)

  • Aleida Gonzalez and Arnulfo Mar. "Studies on The Biochemical Composition of Plants Used In the Treatment of Diabetes Alonf the US-Mexico Border.," Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, ABRCMS, Phoenix, AZ (November 2017)

  • Aleida Gonzalez and Arnulfo Mar. "Plants of the Rio Grande Valley Used in The Treatment of Diabetes," UTRGV School of Medicine Inaugural Research Symposium, UTRGV School of medicine, Edinburg, TX (August 2017)

  • Xochitl Estrada, Arnulfo Mar, "Preliminary Studies on The Timbirichi Plant. ," UTRGV Engaged Scholars Symposium, UTRGV, Brownsville, TX (April 2017)

  • Aleida Gonzalez and Arnulfo Mar. "Studies on The Neem Plant Using Biochemical Techniques," UTRGV Engaged Scholars Symposium,, UTRGV, Brownsville, TX (April 2017)

  • Arnulfo Mar. "Analisis de Plantas Nativas de la Frontera Mexico-EU Usadas en el Tratamiento de la Diabetes," Congreso Internacional de Ciencia y Technologia Aplicada. , Universidad Technologica de Matamoros, Matamoros, Mexico (June 2016)

  • Arnulfo Mar "Detection of Quercitin, Gallic Acid and Ferulic Acid in Ebony Tree Seeds by means of Colum Chromatography including HPLC. ," ACS National Meeting and Exposition. Division of Analytical Chemistry, American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA (May 2016)

  • Alan Villarreal, Arnulfo Mar, Henry Moore, "Ag, Au and Quantum Dot Incorporated TiO2: Synthesis and Characterization. Alan Villarreal, ," UTRGV Engaged Scholars Symposium, , UTRGV, Brownsville, TX (April 2016)

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CHEM 3103 01 - Biochemistry I Lab:
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CHEM 1311 02P - General Chemistry I:
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CHEM 1311 02P - General Chemistry I:
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CHEM 3103 02 - Biochemistry I Lab:
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CHEM 3303 01 - Biochemistry I:
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CHEM 1111 05 - General Chemistry I Lab:
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CHEM 1111 02B - General Chemistry I Lab:
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