Maria   T.  Aguirre

Clinical Assistant Professor  

Office: EHABW 2.306
Phone: (956) 665-5274
Email: maria.aguirre@utrgv.edu

Mrs. Maria T. Aguirre

I am currently a Clinical Assistant Professor teaching in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program. I hold a B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science and a M.S. Biology from the University of Texas Brownsville with an emphasis in medicine. I am currently pursuing my doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.





Selected Publications


  • Maria Reyna and Maria Aguirre. Clinical laboratory methods for students in the physician’s assistant program at University of Texas Pan American Laboratory Manual,. 2011.

  • Gerson Peltz, Maria Aguirre, Maureen Sanderson, and Mary Fadden. "The role of the fat mass index in determining obesity," Walden, Massachusetts: American Journal of Human Biology 22, no. 5 (September 2010): 639-47.



Selected Presentations


  • Sandra Tijerina, Maria Aguirre, "Face-to-Face Labs vs. Hybrid Labs: A Comparison of Student Performance in an Introductory Microbiology Course for a Two-year Period," CLEC Annual Meeting 2018, Clinical Laboratory Educator's Conference, Edinburg, Texas (February 2018)

  • Sandra Tijerina, Maria Aguirre, "The Role of the Clinical Laboratory in Identifying Adverse Effects Related to Energy Drinks.," Inaugural Research Symposium, UTRGV Scholl of Medicine and Doctor's Hospital, Edinburg, Texas (August 2017)

  • Maria Aguirre. "The role of the laboratory in adverse effects related to energy drinks," American Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists Annual Meeting, American Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Philadelphia, PA (August 2016)

  • Maria Aguirre. "The role of the laboratory in adverse effects related to energy drinks," More Health at UTPA 2015, College of Health Sciences and Human Services, Edinburg, Texas (April 2015)

  • Maria Aguirre. "The role of the laboratory in adverse effects related to energy drinks," TACLS Conference 2015, Texas Association of Clinical Lab Scientists, Houston, TX (April 2015)

  • Sandra Tijerina and Maria Aguirre. "Hematology Case Studies," State Annual Meeting, Texas Association for Clinical Laboratory Science, Corpus Christi, TX (March 2014)

  • Maria Aguirre. "Using the fat mass index as a preferred tool over body mass index," Obesity Summit, Border Health, McAllen TX (July 2013)

  • Maria Aguirre. "The role of the fat mass index in determining obesity," MORE Health at UTPA, College of Health Sciences and Human Services, Edinburg, TX (April 2013)

  • Gerson Peltz, Maureen Sanderson, E Cortez, Mary Fadden, Maria Aguirre, K Aguirre, J Reyes, and D Casarez. "Association of leptin with insulin: effects of body fat and waist circumference," 2nd International Congress of Prediabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome, Barcelona, Spain (2007)

  • Gerson Peltz, Maureen Sanderson, E Cortez, Mary Fadden, Maria Aguirre, K Aguirre, and J Reyes. "Body Composition by Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis and Air-Displacement Plethysmography: a Comparative Study.," American Association for the Study of Obesity, New Orleans, LA (2007)

Current Courses

CLSC 2429 03 - Clinic Micro in Health Care:
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CLSC 2429 HR - Clinic Micro in Health Care:
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CLSC 4342 02 - Clinical Practicum III:
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CLSC 2429 IR - Clinic Micro in Health Care:
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CLSC 4343 02 - Clinical Practicum IV:
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