Nataliya Chorna, Ph.D.  nataliya.chorna@upr.edu Adjunct Professor Department of Biochemistry Director PR-INBRE Metabolomics Research Core Ph.D. in Biology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine M.S. in Biochemistry, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine Phone: (787) 758-2525 ext 1640   PR-INBRE Metabolomics Research Core As the director of the PR-INBRE-Metabolomics Research Core, I provide…

Dr. Marcia R. Cruz Correa

Dr. Marcia R. Cruz CorreaProfessorResearch InterestsEpigenetics of CancerContact Infomarcia.cruz@upr.edu

Joshua Rosenthal, Ph.D. Associate Professor Institute for Neurobiology Medical Sciences Campus University of Puerto Rico rosenthal.joshua@gmail.com

Doryliz Vila Rivera, M.S., doriliz.vila@upr.edu Dept. of Biochemistry UPR, Medical Sciences Campus Tel. (787) 758-2525 Ext. 2278 Fax: (787) 274-8724 Research Data Base Consultant and Scientific Projects Evaluator

Fernando Gonzalez, Ph.D. Associate Professor, fgonzal@hpcf.upr.edu Dept. of Chemistry, UPR, Río Piedras, PR Tel. (787) 764-0000 Ext. 2437 Fax: (787) 758-5612 and Dept. of Biochemistry, UPR Medical Sciences Campus Tel. (787) 758-7090 P2 Nucleotide Receptors and Bioactive Agents.

Dr. Elsa M. Cora

Dr. Elsa M. CoraProfessorBioCancer biology. Ph.D., 1984, University of Puerto Rico, Medical SchoolResearch InterestsResearch interests are focused on the molecular and genetic alterations during tumorigenesis. An animal model is used in which malignant mesotheliomas (tumors arising from the pleural or peritoneal lining) are induced in mice after intraperitoneal injections of crocidolite asbestos fiber.Contact InfoPhone: (787)…

Dr. Sixto García Castiñeiras

Dr. Sixto García CastiñeirasProfessorBioAge-related cataract biochemistry. 1967, Complutense, Madrid Ph.D., 1976, University of Puerto Rico, Medical SchoolResearch InterestsMain research interest is centered around the biochemistry of age-related cataracts, specifically including (1) postsynthetic modifications of lens proteins; (2) chemistry and immunochemistry of lens pigments; (3) metabolic interactions of the lens with surrounding ocular fluids and tissues,…

Dr Vivas

Dr. Pablo E. Vivas-MejíaProfessorBioDr. Pablo E. Vivas-Mejia is an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Cancer Center at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus. Dr. Vivas-Mejia’s major interest areas are to understand the mechanisms by which cancer cells become resistant to chemotherapy and to design and test small interference RNA (siRNA)…

Dr. José F. Rodríguez Orengo

Dr. José F. Rodríguez OrengoProfessorBioDr. José F. Rodríguez-Orengo is Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico and has more than 25 years of experience in higher education and scientific research with more than 80 peer-reviewed articles (basic, clinical, public health). He is the leader of the student…

Dr José R. Rodríguez-Medina

Dr. José R. Rodríguez-MedinaProfessor and ChairAbstractThere is a worldwide surge in fungal infections due to increased longevity in the human population, prevalence of individuals with compromised immune systems, and widespread use of antibiotics fueling a surge in drug-resistant strains. To design novel strategies to overcome resistance to antifungals, we need to address the gap in…