Alumni

2017-2018

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Angel De la Cruz
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
December 2017
Mentor:  Dr. Miguel Holmgren
Dissertation Title: “Insights on the Gating Mechanism of a Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel Using Metal Bridges and Methanethiosulfonate Crosslinkers”

 

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Madeline Rodríguez
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
December 2017
Mentor:  Dr. Nawal Boukli
Dissertation Title: “Coriolus versicolor´s Polysaccharide Peptide induces innate immune response against HIV-1”

 

Sheila Lopez
Sheila N. López
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
December 2017
Mentor:  Dr. Nawal Boukli
Dissertation Title:  GRP78 Driven Cytoprotective Mechanism is Central to Promote HIV-1 Gp120 Clade B/C Anti-apoptotic Response in Astrocytoma Cells


2016-2017

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Maridaliz Rodríguez
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
June 2017
Mentor:  Dr. Nawal Boukli
Dissertation Title:  Effects of N-Acetylcysteine Amide (NACA) on Methamphetamine/HIV-Induced Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Astrocytoma Cells

 

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Heidi Matos
PhD-Neuroscience
June 2017
Mentor: Dr. Maria Bykhovskaia
Dissertation Title:  Growth and Excitability on Synapsin II Deficient Neurons

 

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David Rivera
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
June 2017
Mentor: Dr. Misty Eaton
Dissertation Title:  “Hyperglycemia Reduces Astrocytic Kir 4.1 Potassium Channel Expression and Function: Relevance to Stroke”

 

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Alexandra Aguilar
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
December 2016
Mentor: Dr. William Hill
Dissertation Title: The role of DPP4 cl.SDF-1 in bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells homeostasis and bone formation


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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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


 

2013-2014

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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

 

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Liliana Llopart
MS-Biochemistry
June 2014
Mentor: Dr. Henrique Martins
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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


2012-2013


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

               

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

 2011-2012
 
María del C. Avilés    
MA-Anatomy and Cell Biology      
June 2012 
Mentor: Dr. Luis Cubano
 
 
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
 
 
              
Ismal Navarro                
MA-Biomedical Sciences  
June 2012        
 
 
María Arvelo
MA-Anatomy and Cell Biology
December 2011
Mentor: Dr. Luis Cubano
 
 
                                
Lydia Figueroa                
MA-Anatomy and Cell Biology   
December 2011        
 
 
Adriana Huertas
MA-Anatomy and Cell Biology
December 2011
 

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)
 
 
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   
MS-Pharmacology             
June 2011  
Mentor: Dr. Hector Maldonado
Thesis Title: Glioma Proliferation and Dispersal: Role of Microglia in the Tumor Microenvironment
 
 
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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
 

 
2009-2010
 
        
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
 
 
Glorivette San Vicente
MA-Anatomy Cell Track     
June 2010
Mentor: Dr. Luis Cubano 
 
 
Gretchen Miranda
MS-Pharmacology          
December 2009
Mentor: Dr. Hector Maldonado
Thesis Title: Caveolin and T Cells: A Potential Role for Caveolin in Lymphocyte Activation
 
 
Jessica Morales     
MS-Biochemistry
December 2009
Mentor: Dr. Valance Washington
Thesis Title: Soluble TLT-1 Promotes Platelet-Endothelial Cell Interactions
 

 
2008-2009
 
             
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
 

 
2007-2008
 
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.
 

 
2006-2007
 
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.
 

 
2005-2006
 
Lexsi Berrios
MS-Pharmacology
June 2006
Mentor: Dr. Sylvette Ayala
Thesis Title: Mitochondrial DNA Damage in Aging and in Models of Huntington´s Disease
 
 
Maridaliz Rodríguez
MA-Microbiology
June 2006 

 
2004-2005
 
         
Marisabel Fernández
MA-Physiology
June 2005
 
 
Damaris Sosa
MS-Pharmacology     
June 2005
Mentor: Dr. Hector Maldonado
Thesis Title:  Expression of Caveolin-1 in Human T Cells 
 
 
         
Husmail Figueroa
MA-Anatomy
December 2004
 
 
     
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
 

 
2003-2004
 
       
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
 


Sheila García
MA-Pharmacology
June 2004

 


 
2002-2003
 
Liliana Moreno
MA-Anatomy
June 2003
 
 
Yania Nicolau
MA-Biochemistry
June 2003
 

 
2001-2002
 
   
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
 
 
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José M. De Jesús
MA-Microbiology
June 2002
 
 
                                     
Yaisanet Oyola    
MA-Anatomy
June 2002
 

 
2000-2001
 
             
Maria del C. Ocasio
MA-Microbiology
June 2001
 
 
 
Luisali Rodríguez
MA-Anatomy
June 2001                      
 
 
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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
 

 
1998-1999
 
Roberto López
MA-Anatomy
June 1999
 

 
 1995-1996
 
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Elizabeth Vega
MA-Microbiology       
June 1996
 

 
1994-1995
 
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Linda Betancourt
MS-Microbiology
June 1995
Mentor: Dr. Carlos Ramírez
Thesis Title: Rod-to-Sphere Transition in a Klebsiella Pneumoniae Isolated from the Soil