Alumni Outcomes

2015-2016

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William Castro
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
June 2016
Mentor: Dr. Vesna Eterovic
Dissertation Title: Preservation of Neurological Function by 4R Following an Ischemic Stroke
Status: Director of Education and Technical Development at Bromedicon

 

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Yaliz Loperena
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
June 2016
Mentor: Dr. Michelle Martínez
Dissertation Title: Role of the il-6/STAT-3 Pathway in the Pre-Metastatic Process of Inflammatory Breast Cancer and Its Impairment by Ganoderma Lucidum Extract
Status: Instructor at UCB

 

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Miguel Méndez
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
June 2016
Mentor: Dr. Misty Eaton
Dissertation Title: Role of Astrocytic Kir4.1 potassium channels in seizure susceptibility: from Biophysics to Pathophysiology

 

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Kimberleve Rolón
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
June 2016
Mentor: Dr. Lilia Kucheryavykh
Dissertation Title: Microglia promote glioma cell dispersal through a Pyk2 intracellular pathway

 

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Ivette Suárez
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
June 2016
Mentor: Dr. Michelle Martínez
Dissertation Title: Effects of Ganoderma Lucidum and the identification of potential molecular markers in inflammatory breast cancer
Status: Postodoctoral Fellow at Universidad Central del Caribe

 

Pedro Feliciano s
Pedro Feliciano
PhD-Neuroscience
December 2015
Mentor: Dr. Maria Bykhovskaia
Dissertation Title: Functional Role of Synapsin II and Rab3a in Regulating Inhibitory and Excitatory Transmission in the Hippocampus
Status: Postdoctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 

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Marieli González
PhD-Cell Mol Bio
December 2015
Mentor: Dr. Valance Washington
Dissertation Title: TREM-Like Transcript 1: A Unique Link Between Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Obesity
Status: Postdoctoral Fellow at NIH-NCI

 

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Taliha Pasaoglu
PhD-Neuroscience
December 2015
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Schikorski
Dissertation Title: Quantitative Ultrastructural Analysis of Associational/Commissural CA3 Synapses in Wild Type and FGF22 Knock-Out
Status: Adjunct Professor at San Francisco State University

 

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Marie del C. Pérez
MS – Biochemistry
December 2015
Mentor: Dr. Pedro Ferchmin
Thesis Title: 4R-Cembranoid and Edelfosine: Unraveling Neuroprotective Pathways


 

2014-2015

Joanne Grande
Joanne Altieri
PhD-Cell Mol Bio
June 2015
Mentor: Dr. José W. Rodríguez
Dissertation Title: Curcumin and its Analogs as Potential Treatment for Prostate Cancer

 

Carlos Collado s
Carlos Collado
MS-Anatomy and Cell Biology
June 2015
Mentor: Dr. Valance Washington
Thesis Title: The Differential Effects of Chow and High Fat Diets in the Regulation of Atherosclerosis on APOE/TREML1 Double Null Mice

 

Aixa Rivera
Aixa Rivera
PhD-Cell Mol Bio
June 2015
Mentor: Dr. Misty Eaton
Dissertation Title: Regulation of Astrocytic TREK-2 Channels and A-Kinase Anchoring Protein During Ischemia
Status: Senior Quality Associate at Amgen

 

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Marimee Carrasco
MS-Biochemistry
December 2014
Mentor: Dr. Vesna Eterovic
Thesis Title: Preventing Neurodegeneration Caused by Insecticides: 4R-Cembranoid and Its Structural Analogues

 

Yanilda Ramos s
Yanilda Ramos
MS-Anatomy and Cell Biology
December 2014
Mentor: Dr. Nawal Boukli
Thesis Title: Curcuma Longa Extract Induces ER Stress-Mediated Apoptosis in Prostate Cancer
Status: Associate Manufacturing at Amgen


 

2013-2014

Paloma Alvarez s
Paloma Álvarez
MS-Biochemistry
June 2014
Mentor: Dr. Henrique Martins
Thesis Title: Protective Effect of the 4R-Cembranoid After Oxygen and Glucose Deprivation – Revealing the Signaling Pathway
Status: MD Student at University of Medicine and Health Sciences

 

Liliana Llopart s
Liliana Llopart
MS-Biochemistry
June 2014
Mentor: Dr. Henrique Martins
Thesis Title:
Status:  MD Student at UCC

 

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Myosotys Rodríguez
PhD-Cell Mol Bio
June 2014
Mentor: Dr. José W. Rodríguez
Dissertation Title: Role of Methadone and Buprenorphine on the HIV-1-Mediated Neuroinflammatory Response
Status: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Florida International University


 

2012-2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Raysa Rosario
PhD-Cell Mol Bio
June 2013
Mentor: Dr. Michelle M. Martínez
Dissertation Title: Ganoderma Lucidum Decreased the Expression of Important Markers and Regulates Proteins Involved in Autophagy and Apoptosis in Inflammatory Breast Cancer to Promote Cell Death
Status: Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Regents University

 

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Wilmarie Torres
MS-Biochemistry
December 2012
Mentor: Dr. Henrique Martins
Thesis Title: Role of Kallikrein-Kinin System in Neuroprotection Against Organophosphate Poisoning
Status: Laboratory Technician at UNE


 

2011-2012

MARIA AVILES
María del C. Avilés
MA-Anatomy and Cell Biology
June 2012
Mentor: Dr. Luis Cubano
Status: Quality Assurance Laboratory Analyst II at AbbVie

 

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Angelie Del Valle
MS-Biochemistry
June 2012
Mentor: Dr. Vesna Eterovic
Thesis Title: Cembranoids Protect Brain Function from Organophosphate Neurotoxicity. A Structure-Activity Relationship Study
Status: Pharm.D. Student at Nova Southeastern University

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Ismal Navarro
MA-Biomedical Sciences
June 2012
Status: MD Student at Ponce School of Medicine

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María Arvelo
MA-Anatomy and Cell Biology
December 2011
Mentor: Dr. Luis Cubano
Status:  Instructor at UNE

 

Lydia Figueroa
MA-Anatomy and Cell Biology
December 2011
Status: MD Student at University of Medicine and Health Sciences

 

Adriana Huertas
MA-Anatomy and Cell Biology
December 2011
Status: Associate Chiropractor at Kaplan Chiropractic


 

2010-2011

 

Verónica Ortiz
MS-Biochemistry
June 2011
Mentor: Dr. Henrique Martins
Thesis Title: Study of Paraoxon (POX) Effects During the Differentiation of Neural Progenitor Cells (NPC´s)
Status: Director of HIS STEM Proposal

 

Luis M. Quiñones
MS-Biochemistry
June 2011
Mentor: Dr. Richard Hann
Thesis Title: A Novel ER Transit Signal in the Large Cytoplasmic Segment of the Ionotropic Serotonin Receptor

 

Aixa Rivera
Aixa Rivera
MS-Pharmacology
June 2011
Mentor: Dr. Hector Maldonado
Thesis Title: Glioma Proliferation and Dispersal: Role of Microglia in the Tumor Microenvironment
Status: Senior Quality Associate at Amgen

 

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Natalia Valentín
MS – Anatomy
June 2011
Mentor: Dr. Wilson Veras
Thesis Title: Variations in the Branching Pattern of the Superficial Palmar Arch
Status: PhD Student at UCC


 

2009-2010

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William Castro
MS-Biochemistry
June 2010
Mentor: Dr. Vesna Eterovic
Thesis Title: Characterization of the Action of 4R, 6R Cembratrienediol on the Human Alpha7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor
Status: Director of Education and Technical Development at Bromedicon

 

Glorivette San Vicente
MA-Anatomy Cell Track
June 2010
Mentor: Dr. Luis Cubano
Status: Internal Medicine Resident at VA Caribbean Health System

 

Gretchen Miranda
MS-Pharmacology
December 2009
Mentor: Dr. Hector Maldonado
Thesis Title: Caveolin and T Cells: A Potential Role for Caveolin in Lymphocyte Activation
Status: Regulatory Compliance Manager at Cardinal Health

 

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Jessica Morales
MS-Biochemistry
December 2009
Mentor: Dr. Valance Washington
Thesis Title: Soluble TLT-1 Promotes Platelet-Endothelial Cell Interactions
Status: Laboratory Technician at UPR Rio Piedras


 

2008-2009

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Yomarie Rivera
MS-Physiology
December 2008
Mentor: Dr. Legier Rojas
Thesis Title: Acute and Chronic Exposure to Methimazole Induces Alterations in Mouse Weight, Heart Rate, Locomotor Behavior and Spontaneous Neurotransmitter Release
Status: PhD Student at UCC / Instructor at UCB


 

2007-2008

Coral

Coral Soto
MS-Biochemistry
June 2008
Mentor: Dr. Wanda Vélez
Thesis Title: The Role of Cysteine Residues in the Functional Surface Expression of a7/5HT3A Chimeric Receptor in the tsA201 Human Cell Line.
Status: Independent Consultant at Nutrition Consultant Focused on Paleo Lifestyle


 

2006-2007

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Luis A. Rodríguez
MS-Microbiology
June 2007
Mentor: Dr. José W. Rodríguez
Thesis Title: Assessment of Apoptosis – Related Molecules in Activated CD8+ CD38+ T-Cells in HIV-1 Infection.
Status: Professor at National University College


 

2005-2006

Lexsy Berrios

Lexsi Berrios
MS-Pharmacology
June 2006
Mentor: Dr. Sylvette Ayala
Thesis Title: Mitochondrial DNA Damage in Aging and in Models of Huntington´s Disease
Status: Supplier Quality Associate at Baxter Healthcare

 

MARIDALIZ

Maridaliz Rodríguez
MA-Microbiology
June 2006
Status: PhD Student at UCC / Coordinadora de Terrorismo at Department of Health


 

2004-2005

Marisabel

Marisabel Fernández
MA-Physiology
June 2005
Status: Currently Unemployed

 

Damaris

Damaris Sosa
MS-Pharmacology
June 2005
Mentor: Dr. Hector Maldonado
Thesis Title: Expression of Caveolin-1 in Human T Cells
Status: Clinical Research Associate III at Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals

 

Husmail

Husmail Figueroa
MA-Anatomy
December 2004
Status: Professor at Interamerican University – Metropolitan Campus

 

Antonio

Antonio Pérez
MS-Microbiology
December 2004
Mentor: Dr. José W. Rodríguez
Thesis Title: Dynamics of CD8+ T-Lymphocyte Proliferative Response and Cytokine Secretion in Human Immunodeficiency virus infection
Status: Professor at University of Puerto Rico


 

2003-2004

Francisco

Francisco Arencibia
MS-Physiology
June 2004
Mentor: Dr. Carlos Jiménez
Thesis Title: Noradrenergic Modulation of the Hyperpolarization-Activated Cation Current (lh) in Dopamine Neurons of the Ventral Tegmental Area
Status: Assistant Professor at USC

 

Sheila Garcia

Sheila García
MA-Pharmacology
June 2004
Status: Manufacturing Specialist at Amgen


 

2002-2003

Liliana Moreno

Liliana Moreno
MA-Anatomy
June 2003
Status: PhD Student at Florida International University / Professor at Kaplan University

 

Yania Nicolau

Yania Nicolau
MA-Biochemistry
June 2003
Status: General Family Medicine at Private Office


 

2001-2002

Alex Conty

Alex Conty
MS-Microbiology
June 2002
Mentor: Dr. Eddy Ríos
Thesis Title: Effect of a Polyantigenic Immunomodulator on Cytokine Secretion by T Lymphocytes from HIV+ Patients
Status: Internal Medicine at Orlando Regional Medical Center

 

 

José M. De Jesús
MA-Microbiology
June 2002
Status: Associate Professor, Academic Dean at School of Optometry – Interamerican University of Puerto Rico

 

Yaisanet

Yaisanet Oyola
MA-Anatomy
June 2002
Status: Instructor of Anatomy and Physiology at Universidad del Turbo


 

2000-2001

Maria del C. Ocasio

Maria del C. Ocasio
MA-Microbiology
June 2001
Status: QC MEC Laboratory Senior Scientist at AbbVie Pharmaceuticals

 

Luisali

Luisali Rodríguez
MA-Anatomy
June 2001

 

 

Reinaldo Aponte
MS-Physiology
December 2000
Mentor: Dr. Carlos Jiménez
Thesis Title: The Effect of Cocaine on the ACh-Induced Contraction of the Isolated Rat Trachea
Status: Analista de laboratorio de Bioensayo e Inmunoensayo at Amgen Manufacturing Limited


 

1998-1999

Roberto Lopez

Roberto López
MA-Anatomy
June 1999
Status: Instructor at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine


 

1995-1996

Elizabeth Vega
MA-Microbiology
June 1996


 

1994-1995

Linda Betancourt
MS-Microbiology
June 1995
Mentor: Dr. Carlos Ramírez
Thesis Title: Rod-to-Sphere Transition in a Klebsiella Pneumoniae Isolated from the Soil