Edgar A. Arriaga

portrait of Professor Edgar Arriaga

Edgar A. Arriaga

Professor, Department of Chemistry


Smith Hall
Room 323
207 Pleasant Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


B.S. Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, 1985

Ph.D. Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, 1990

Post-Doctorate University of Kansas Medical Center, 1990-1991, University of Alberta, 1992-1998

Research Interests

Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry

Chemical Biology: organoelle chemistry

The Arriaga group applies chemical and engineering principles to design novel strategies to investigate the complexity of biological systems. These strategies respond to one of the most critical challenges faced by modern biomedical, pharmacological, and environmental research, which is the highly heterogeneous nature of cellular architecture, biological function, and response to chemical treatments. The strategies include high-throughput measurements of individual organelles, multi-parametric analysis single cells, subcellular-specific and tissue-specific proteomic and lipidomics, cell engineering, and redox biology, which utilize capillary electrophoresis, HPLC-MS, mass cytometry, molecular biology, and biochemistry resources. Our current projects focus on applications in the fields of aging and its related diseases, metabolic dysfunction, drug response, and cancer.
Professor Arriaga research graphic

Honors and Awards

Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies, 2007 

National Institutes of Health Career Award, 2003 

Distinguished Mentor Award, 2001

Research Innovation Award, 2000

Mailing address

Edgar A. Arriaga
University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
A-1, 139 Smith Hall
207 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431