Eddy Ríos-Olivares

Chair Department of Microbiology and Immunology
RCMI Program Director
Distinguished Research Professor
Ph.D. 1976, Uni. of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
M.P.H. 1967, Uni. of Minnesota

Academic Department(s)
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area
HIV/AIDS, Substances of Abuse

Research Interest
1) The natural history of HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rico in adult population, 2) HIV-HCV co-infection (genotyping), 3) Effect of “speedball” use on the immune system, 4) effect of cocaine, heroin, methadone, and buprenorphine on CD4+ and CD8+ T-lymphocytes

Selected Publications
Antibacterial Activity of 2-Alkynoic Fatty Acids Against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria.  Sanabria-Rios DJ, Rivera-Torres Y, Maldonado-Dominguez G, Domínguez I, Ríos C, Díaz D, Rodríguez JW, Altieri-Rivera JS, Ríos-Olivares E, Cintrón G, Montano N, Caballeira N.  Chem Phys. Lipids. 2014 Feb;178:84-91
HIV/AIDS in the Puerto Rican elderly: immunological changes between gender and body mass index.  Maldonado-Martínez G, Fernández-Santos DM, Ríos-Olivares E, Mayor AM, Hunter-Mellado RF.  J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 Nov;24(4 Suppl):94-105. 
Prevalence of Drug Resistance and Associated Mutations in a Population of HIV-1(+) Puerto Ricans: 2006-2010. Sepúlveda-Torres Ldel C, De La Rosa A, Cumba L, Boukli N, Ríos-Olivares E, Cubano LA. AIDS Res Treat. 2012;2012:934041. 

Toxoplasmic encephalitis in an AIDS cohort at Puerto Rico before and after highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Mayor AM, Fernández Santos DM, Dworkin MS, Ríos-Olivares E, Hunter-Mellado RF. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 May;84(5):838-41. 

Implications of ER stress, the unfolded protein response, and pro- and anti-apoptotic protein fingerprints in human monocyte-derived dendritic cells treated with alcohol. Boukli NM, Saiyed ZM, Ricaurte M, Rodriguez JW, Ríos Olivares E, Cubano LA, Nair MP. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Dec;34(12):2081-8. 
Contact Information
Universidad Central del Caribe
P.O. Box 60327
Bayamón, PR 00960-6032

Tel  (787) 798-4050
e-mail: eddy.rios@uccaribe.edu