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Participating Students 2014-2015

Student Mentor Research Title e-mail Lab phone
Adlín R. Rodríguez Muñoz Carlos A. Torres Ramos Role of APE1 en the Repair of Azoxymethane-induced DNA Damage in Liver 1645
Amilcar Rivera Rivera Suranganie Dharmawardhane Regulation of the Akt/mTOR signaling by Grape Polyphenols in Breast Cancer 1610
Ana Del Carmen Vaquer Alicea Carlos A. Jiménez Rivera PKMz involvement in cocaine sensitization 1677
Bermary Santos Vera Carlos A. Jiménez Rivera Differential Expression of Hyperpolarization-Activated Cation Current Channel (HCN) subunits in the Mesocorticolimbic (MCL) System of SD male rats after cocaine sensitization 1677
Bianca A. Torres Hernández José Ortiz Betancourt Valerenic acid (VA) and Valeriana officinalis (Val) extracts: Modulators of Pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) induced behaviors in Danio rerio (zebrafish) 1378
Caleb Ruiz Jiménez Ana Espino Spectrum of action of Fasciola hepatica Fatty Acid Binding Protein (FABP) as anti-inflammatory drug 1312
Carlos Rullán Lind Abel Baerga Ortiz Enhancing the production of microbially derived biodiesel by protein engineering 523-5338 Edif. Molecular
Carmelo Orengo Mercado Carmen L. Cadilla Vázquez Structural and Functional Analysis of Recombinant TWIST2 and Selected Mutant Proteins Found in Setleis Syndrome Patients and the Impact of Q119X among the Puerto Rican Population 1372, 1638
Cristina Román Vendrell Guillermo Yudowski Regulation and function of Cannabinoid Receptor 1 721-4149 x251, 231
Ednalise Santiago Cartagena José Rodríguez Medina Identification of the essential stress sensors in myo1Δ cytokinesis mutant and the identification of protein-protein interactions for the principal sensor proteins of the PKC1 signaling pathway 1633
Emilee E. Colón Lorenzo Adelfa E. Serrano Brizuela Role of Plasmodium berghei glutathione S-transferase in parasite development and its potential as a drug target 2217
Eunice Lozada Delgado Pablo E. Vivas Mejía Targeting miR143 in Glioblastoma multiforme 772-8300 x1404
Francelly Martínez Sosa Carmen L. Cadilla Vázquez Understanding the role of TWIST2 in Meibomian Gland Biogenesis 1372, 1638
Giam S. Vega Meléndez Rosa E. Blanco Janeiro Effects of ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) on axonal regeneration after optic nerve injury 2269
Giselle A. Barreto Torres Sabzali Javadov The role of the AMPK/PPARα pathway in mitochondria-mediated cardioprotection against experimental ischemia/reperfusion 2688
Hector Bravo Rivera Gregory J. Quirk Variability in rhesus macaques’ fear reactions to a snake in a natural setting 2420
Ivelisse Martin Ortiz Ana Espino Fasciola hepatica fatty acid binding protein inhibits TLR4 activation and suppresses the inflammatory cytokines induced by LPS in vitro and in vivo 1312
Jean Marie Acevedo Rosario Manuel Díaz Rios The role of adenosine receptors in the modulatory effects of caffeine and ethanol on the mouse spinal network controlling locomotor output 721-4149 x229
Jennifer M. Colón Mercado Jorge D. Miranda González Tamoxifen Neuroprotective Effects After Spinal Cord Injury 1615, 1631
Jeyshka M. Reyes González Pablo E. Vivas Mejía Targeting c-MYC in Cisplatin-Resistant Ovarian Cancer 772-8300 x1404
Karla Claudio Campos Jorge Duconge Identification and characterization of missed variants on the CYP2C9 and VKORC1 loci in warfarin-treated high-risk Puerto Rican patients 1638
Kelvin Quiñones Laracuente Gregory J. Quirk Time-dependent recruitment of the paraventricular thalamus in fear memory neural circuits 2420
Krizia Rohena Rivera Magaly Martínez Ferrer Differential expression of CCL4 and IL15 Modulates Prostate Cancer Progression 772-8300 x1106
Krystal Colón Rivera Loyda M. Meléndez Aponte Role of antioxidants in preventing cathepsin B-induced neurotoxicity in HIV-infected macrophages 758-6395 x1313
Luis D. Borrero García Suranganie Dharmawardhane Non-coding RNAs in EGFR therapy resistance in Breast Cancer 1610
Luis E. Rosas Vidal Gregory J. Quirk BDNF-ergic circuits in the extinction of avoidance 2420
Marimar Hernández Pérez Carlos I. González Post-transcriptional Regulation of hIL-3: Role of AREs, HuR and p38 764-0000 x81329
Marina Martínez Vargas Carlos I. González Regulation of Interleukin-3 mRNA Expression by Adenosine/Uridine-Rich Elements and miRNAs in T-Cell Lymphomas 764-0000 x81329
Maryví González Solá Robert Kensler Zebrafish Cardiac Muscle Thick Filaments; A Non-mammalian Model for Analyzing Cardiac Muscle Thick Filament structure 1507
Melissa C. Ortiz Rosario Abel Baerga Molecular Strategies for Increasing Fatty Acid Production in E. coli 523-5338 Edif. Molecular
Mónica Rivera Díaz Pablo E. Vivas Mejía Role of MicroRNAs in Astrocytoma Progression 772-8300 x1404
Noé Crespo Hernández Brauilo Jiménez Effects of Particulate Matter on Molecular Toxicological Responses in Human Lung Cells 1250, 1235
Osmarie Martínez Guzmán Miguel Otero Adjuvant Effect of a Toll-like Receptor Agonist in Genetic Immunization against Smallpox 2098
Ramón Gómez Moreno Abel Baerga Pro-inflammatory bacterial genes in the intestinal microbiota as risk factor for colorectal cancer (CRC) 523-5338 Edif. Molecular
Rebecca M. Parodi Rullan Sabzali Javadov Mitochondrial protein acetylation control as a means to cardioprotection during heart ischemia/reperfusion injury in mice 2688
Teresa Martínez Torres Iraida E. Robledo Burgos Characterization of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) and its identification and genetic background in Acinetobacter baumannii clinical isolates 1373
Tessa Humphries Bickley Suranganie Dharmawardhane Biochemical characterization of Rac inhibitor Ehop-016 and its Novel Derivatives 1610
Yaria Arroyo Torres Carlos A. Torres Ramos "Genetic Interaction Between the Saccharomyces cerevisiae OGG1 and APN1 Genes During Acute Oxidative Stress and Aging" 1645
Yisel M. Cantres Rosario Loyda M. Meléndez Aponte Role of macrophage-secreted cathepsin B and interacting proteins in HIV-1 associated neuronal apoptosis 758-6395 x1313