Janaina Alves, Ph.D.
Neural Progenitor Cells


Krishna Baksi, Ph.D.
Dol-P-Man Synthase: Modulation of Protein N-Glycosylation
Structure-Function Relationship of Muscarinic ToxinMT7


Jan Benedikt, Ph.D.
Bidirectional neuro-glial signaling in the hippocampus


Nawal Boukli, Ph.D.
Use of proteomics in the identification of disease biomarkers

Ibis Carrión, Psy.D.
Effects of Drug Abuse

Linette Castillo, Ph.D.
Novel Therapeutics Against Aggresive Breast Cancers

Misty Eaton, Ph.D.
Functional Role of Potassium Channels in Astrocytes

Vesna Eterovic, Ph.D.
Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors

Fernando Entenza, M.D.
Alzheimer’s Epidemiology


Briseida E. Feliciano, M.D.
Alzheimer’s Disease


Pedro Ferchmin, Ph.D.
Function of Nicotinic Receptors

Diana Fernandez, Ed.D.
HIV Risk reduction intervention as a secondary
HIV co-morbidity prevention.


Yancy Ferrer, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Molecular Biology


Wanda Figueroa, M.D.
Immune restoration of HAART in HIV-infected
Puerto Rican children

Angelisa Franceschini, M.D.
PSA levels in Puerto Rican males


Robert Hunter, M.D.
HIV/HCV co-infection

Mikhail Inyushin, Ph.D.
Neurobiology of Drug Addiction

Ramón Jorquera, Ph.D.
Ion Channels, Short-Term-Plasticity,
Synaptic Transmission and Vesicle Trafficking

Lilia Kucheryavykh, Ph.D.
Brain Cancer

Yuriy Kucheryavykh, Ph.D.
Neuronal-Glial Networks

Héctor Maldonado, Ph.D.
Caveolae and Caveolin Expression

Michelle M. Martínez Montemayor, Ph.D.
Breast cancer invasion, metastasis, and cancer cell survival


Angel Mayor, M.D.
Risk reduction intervention as a secondary
HIV co-morbidity prevention


Katya Melnik, Ph.D.
Neuron-Glia interactions in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans


Christine Miranda, Ph.D.
HIV/AIDS & Cancer Prevention Research


Eddy Ríos Olivares, Ph.D., M.P.H.
HIV and HCV Pathogenesis

Amelia Rivera, Ph.D.
Nongenomic steroid actions in the immune system
Effects of Microgravity on the Immune System


David E. Rivera, Ph.D.
Astrocytes Functions and Diabetes


Legier Rojas, Ph.D.
Acute of Thyroid Hormones Actions


Yelitza Ruiz, M.D.
Oncology Clinical Research


Nadezhda Sabeva, Ph.D.
Neurodegeneration, neuroprotection, neuronal inflammation, synaptic morphology
Iris Salgado, Ph.D.
Influenza A
Cellular and Molecular Physiology 


Priscila Sanabria, Ph.D.
Endothelial Cell Biology


Thomas Schikorski, Ph.D.
Morphology and function of brain synapses


Serguei Skatchkov, Ph.D.
Neuronal-Glial Networks


Ivette J. Suárez, Ph.D.
Breast Cancer


Aníbal Valentín, Ph.D.


Wanda Vélez, Ph.D.
Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors


Astrid Zayas, Ph.D.
Optic Properties of Muller Cells



Adjunct Researchers

Rostislav Bychkov, Ph.D.
Vasomotion-brain blood vessel regulation

Maria Bykhovskaia, Ph.D.
Synaptic vesicle cycling and plasticity

Suranganie Dharmawardhane, Ph.D.
Effects of Resveratrol in breast cancer metastasis

Jannette Gavillan, Ph.D.

Timothy J. Hendricks, Ph.D.
Molecular Neurobiology

Antonio Henrique Baccin Martins, Ph.D.
Molecular basis of differentiation of rat neural progenitor cells

Loyda B. Méndez, Ph.D.
Toxic effects of environmental pollutants

Miguel Otero, Ph.D.
Design and Development of DNA Vaccines against Infectious Diseases

Lycely del C. Sepúlveda, Ph.D.
Microbial Diversity

Anthony Valance Washington, Ph.D.
Platelet Research