EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • Ph.D Biology (Environmental Microbiology), University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. Year of graduation: June 2000
  • M.S. Agronomy (Soil Microorganisms), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Year of graduation: June 1981
  • M.S. Biology (Minor in Chemistry), University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. Year of graduation: June 1977 

THESIS/DISSERTATION:

  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Screening and characterization of soil isolates for polychlorinated biphenyl-transforming competence June 2000, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
  • M.S. Dissertation: Soil degradation and plant absorption of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) from PCB amended sewage sludge. June 1981. The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH

ACADEMIC POSITION: Professor

ACADEMIC ADDRESS, TELEPHONE & E-MAIL:
Department of Microbiology & Medical Zoology
Office-A-369; Laboratory-A-370 Guillermo Arbona Building
Univ. Puerto Rico, School of Medicine
GPO Box 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067
Tel 787-758-2525 extensions 1311 (Office) 1373 (Laboratory)
Fax 787-756-7110
E-mail: iraida.robledo@upr.edu

 

FIELD OF INTEREST:

  • Molecular epidemiology of MRSA and selective Gram-negative bacilli isolates from PR hospitals
  • Molecular mechanisms of antibiotic resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics in multidrug resistant gram-negative bacilli
  • Characterization of KPC gene and its genetic background in selected isolates of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumanniicollected from Hospitals in Puerto Rico

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

ARTICLES IN PUBMED (www.pubmed.com )

1. Range Expansion and the Origin of USA300 North American Epidemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Challagundla L, Luo X, Tickler IA, Didelot X, Coleman DC, Shore AC, Coombs GW, Sordelli DO, Brown EL, Skov R, Larsen AR, Reyes J, Robledo IE, Vazquez GJ, Rivera R, Fey PD, Stevenson K, Wang SH, Kreiswirth BN, Mediavilla JR, Arias CA, Planet PJ, Nolan RL, Tenover FC, Goering RV, Robinson DA. MBio. 2018 Jan 2;9(1). pii: e02016-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02016-17. PMID: 29295910 [PubMed – in process] Free PMC Article
2. Draft Genome Sequence of a Multidrug-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase-Producing Acinetobacter baumannii Sequence Type 2 Isolate from Puerto Rico. Martínez T, Ropelewski AJ, González-Mendez R, Vázquez GJ, Robledo IE. Genome Announc. 2016 Aug 18;4(4). pii: e00758-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00758-16. PMID: 27540056 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
3. Genetic environment of the KPC gene in Acinetobacter baumannii ST2 clone from Puerto Rico and genomic insights into its drug resistance. Martinez T, Martinez I, Vazquez GJ, Aquino EE, Robledo IE. J Med Microbiol. 2016 Aug;65(8):784-92. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000289. Epub 2016 Jun 2. PMID: 27259867 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
4. Draft Genome Sequence of Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase-Producing Acinetobacter baumannii Strain M3AC9-7, Isolated from Puerto Rico. Martínez T, Ropelewski AJ, González-Mendez R, Vázquez GJ, Robledo IE.   Genome Announc. 2015 Apr 9;3(2). pii: e00274-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00274-15. PMID: 25858845 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
5. Direct Detection and Quantification of Bacterial Genes Associated with Inflammation in DNA Isolated from Stool. Gómez-Moreno R, Robledo IE, Baerga-Ortiz A. Adv Microbiol. 2014 Nov;4(15):1065-1075. PMID: 25635239 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
6. ISEcp1-mediated transposition of blaKPC into the chromosome of a clinical isolate of Acinetobacter baumannii from Puerto Rico. Martínez T, Vázquez GJ, Aquino EE, Martínez I, Robledo IE. J Med Microbiol. 2014 Dec;63(Pt 12):1644-8. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.080721-0. Epub 2014 Sep 22. PMID: 25246647 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
7. First report of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolate co-harbouring KPC-2 and IMP-18 carbapenemases. Martínez T, Vázquez GJ, Aquino EE, Ramírez-Ronda R, Robledo IE. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2012 Jun;39(6):542-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2012.02.009. Epub 2012 Apr 20. No abstract available. PMID: 22521765 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
8. Two novel class I integron arrays containing IMP-18 metallo-β-lactamase gene in Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates from Puerto Rico. Martínez T, Vazquez GJ, Aquino EE, Goering RV, Robledo IE. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 Apr;56(4):2119-21. doi: 10.1128/AAC.05758-11. Epub 2012 Jan 30. PMID: 22290962 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
9. KPC screening by updated BD Phoenix and Vitek 2 automated systems.  Thomson KS, Robledo IE, Vázquez GJ, Moland ES. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Sep;49(9):3386-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00772-11. Epub 2011 Jul 6. PMID: 21734025 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
10. Detection of the KPC gene in Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Acinetobacter baumannii during a PCR-based nosocomial surveillance study in Puerto Rico. Robledo IE, Aquino EE, Vázquez GJ. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 Jun;55(6):2968-70. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01633-10. Epub 2011 Mar 28. PMID: 21444702 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
11. Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in Puerto Rico associated with a novel carbapenemase variant. Gregory CJ, Llata E, Stine N, Gould C, Santiago LM, Vazquez GJ, Robledo IE, Srinivasan A, Goering RV, Tomashek KM. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 May;31(5):476-84. doi: 10.1086/651670. PMID: 20334553 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
12. Detection of KPC in Acinetobacter spp. in Puerto Rico. Robledo IE, Aquino EE, Santé MI, Santana JL, Otero DM, León CF, Vázquez GJ. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2010 Mar;54(3):1354-7. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00899-09. Epub 2009 Dec 28. PMID: 20038618 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
13. Surveillance of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from Puerto Rican Medical Center Hospitals: dissemination of KPC and IMP-18 beta-lactamases. Wolter DJ, Khalaf N, Robledo IE, Vázquez GJ, Santé MI, Aquino EE, Goering RV, Hanson ND. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2009 Apr;53(4):1660-4. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01172-08. Epub 2009 Feb 2. PMID: 19188398 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
14. Detection of spatial fluctuations of non-point source fecal pollution in coral reef surrounding waters in southwestern Puerto Rico using PCR-based assays. Bonkosky M, Hernández-Delgado EA, Sandoz B, Robledo IE, Norat-Ramírez J, Mattei H. Mar Pollut Bull. 2009 Jan;58(1):45-54. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.09.008. Epub 2008 Oct 25. PMID: 18952244 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
15. The microbial etiologies of diarrhea in hospitalized patients from the Puerto Rico Medical Center Hospitals. Carrer M, Vázquez GJ, Lebrón RI, Mercado X, Martínez I, Vázquez CO, Santé M, Robledo IE. P R Health Sci J. 2005 Mar;24(1):41-4. PMID: 15895876 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
16. A comparison of the antimicrobial resistance patterns of gram-negative bacilli isolated from community-private and university-affiliated hospitals from Puerto Rico. Vázquez GJ, Robledo IE, Arroyo A, Nadal E, Rodríguez R, Bermúdez M, Colón M. P R Health Sci J. 2003 Sep;22(3):265-71. PMID: 14619453 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
17. A comparison of the antimicrobial resistance patterns of gram-positive cocci isolated from community-private and university-affiliated hospitals from Puerto Rico. Vázquez GJ, Robledo IE, Arroyo A, Nadal E, Rodríguez R, Bermudez M, Colón M. P R Health Sci J. 2003 Jun;22(2):131-6. PMID: 12866136 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
18. Prospective study using standardized methodology for antimicrobial susceptibility of gram-positive cocci isolated from the Puerto Rico Medical Center. Rodríguez JL, Vázquez GJ, Bermúdez M, De Orbeta J, García Y, Rivera Y, Robledo IE. P R Health Sci J. 2002 Dec;21(4):343-7. PMID: 12572243 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

ARTICLES NOT LISTED IN PUBMED

  • Robledo, IE, Vázquez, GJ, Moland, ES, Aquino, EE, Goering, RV Thomson, KS, Santé, MI, Hanson, ND. Dissemination and Molecular Epidemiology of KPC-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Collected in Puerto Rico Medical Center Hospitals During a 1-Year Period. Epidemiology Research International Volume 2011, Article ID 698705, 8 pages doi:10.1155/2011/698705; Hindawi Publishing Corporation.
  • Guerrero, R.O. and I Robledo. Endemic plants of Puerto Rico: brine shrimp lethality and antibacterial activity. P.R. Health Sci. J. 1993; 12:259-262.
  • Antoun, M.D., R. Caballero, E. Robledo, and J. Lavergne. Effect of various microbial preparations on P-388 mouse lymphocytic leukemia. P.R. Health Sci. J. 1992; 11:135-138.

BOOK CITATION

  • Martin GJ, 1995. Ethnobotany, A Method Manual. Chapman & Hall (page 2, 79-80)

ARTICLES CITATIONS:

  • Total 372 articles citations as reported by SciVerse Scopus on June 19, 2018 (com) “Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources.”

ABSTRACTS:

  1. Robledo IEand Miller RH: Soil degradation and plant absorption of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) from PCB amended sewage sludge. Absts of the 73th Ann Meet of ASA, SSSA and CSSA, Atlanta, GA. 1988.
  2. Robledo IE, Resto E, Asmar F, and Toranzos GA: Screening and characterizing soil isolates for PCB-transforming competence. Absts of the 94rd Gen Meet of Amer Soc for Microbiol (ASM), Las Vegas, NV, 1994.
  3. Robledo IE, Maldonado E, Torres J, Ortiz B, Resto E, and Toranzos GA:  Detection of PCB degradation genes in tropical soils. Absts of the 95thGen Meet of Amer Soc for Microbiol (ASM), Washington, DC, 1995.
  4. Robledo IE, Rosario O, Bayman P, and Toranzos GA: Assessing the presence of PCB-transforming organisms in tropical soils by gene probes, PCB congener metabolism and soil microcosms. Absts of the 98thGen Meet. of American Society for Microbiology (ASM),1998. Atlanta, Ga.
  5. Rodríguez, J.L, G.J. Vázquez, M. Bermúdez, J. De Orbeta, Y. García, Y. Rivera and E. Robledo. Prospective Study Using Standardized Methodology for Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Gram-Positive Cocci Isolated from PR Medical Center. Abstract of the Biomedical Research Forum, April 18-19, 2002, University of P.R. School of Medicine, San Juan, P.R.
  6. Alemar, J., G.J. Vázquez, E. Aquino, and E. Robledo. Susceptibility Patterns of Helicobacter pyloriisolates from PR. Abstract of the Biomedical Research Forum, April 18-19, 2002, University of P.R.,School of Medicine, San Juan, P.R.
  7. Arroyo, A., G.J. Vázquez, and E. Robledo. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns of isolated bacteria from University Affiliated and Community Hospitals from PR for the Year 2000. Abstract of the Biomedical Research Forum, April 18-19, 2002, University of P.R. -School of Medicine, San Juan, P.R.
  8. Nadal E, Vázquez GJ, Robledo IE, Arroyo A, Rodríguez R, Bermudez M. A Comparison of the Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns of Gram-Negative Bacilli Isolated from Community-Private and University-Affiliated Hospitals from P.R.  Abstract of the American College of Physicians and American Society of Internal Medicine PR Chapter, February 13-15, 2003, San Juan Marriott Hotel, San Juan, P.R.
  9. García M, Vázquez GJ,Robledo IE, Alemar J, Chinea B, Villafaña M, Gómez C, and Tomasini J. Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Molecular Characterization of  pylori Isolates from Puerto Rico: Preliminary Report. Abstract of the American College of Physicians and American Society of Internal Medicine PR Chapter, February 13-15, 2003, San Juan Marriott Hotel, San Juan, P.R.
  10. Balleste CR, Vázquez GJ, Matos I, Gutiérrez S, Lebrón RI, Santé MI, Robledo IE. Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBLs) Positive Klebsiella pneumoniae(KP) and Escherichia coli (EC) Clinical Isolates from the Puerto Rico Medical Center (PRMC). Abstract 359, 42nd Infectious Diseases Society of America, Sept 30 to Oct 3, 2004, Boston, Massachusetts.
  11. Lebrón RF, Vázquez GJ, Alemar J, Nadal E, Gomez Duarte C, Chinea B, Tomasini J, Robledo IE.   Antimicrobial Resistance and Genotypic Characterization of Helicobacter pyloriClinical Isolates from Puerto Rico. Abstract. C-254, 105th American Society for Microbiology, Atlanta, Georgia June 5-8, 2005
  12. Michelle Bonkosky, Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado; Betzaida Sandoz, Jorge W. Santo Domingo, Iraida Robledo, José Norat-Ramírez. Detection of spatial fluctuations of non-point source fecal pollution in tropical marine waters using microbial source tracking PCR-based assays. Abstract of the 3rdLatin American Biotechnology Congress. September 22, 2006. Mayaguez, PR
  13. Bonkosky, M.1, B. Sandoz, G. Lamendella, E.A. Hernández-Delgado,  Robledo, J. W. Santo Domingo, J. Norat-Ramírez.  Detection of Spatial Fluctuations of Fecal Pollution in Tropical Marine Waters Using Culture and PCR-based Assays. Abstract 108th American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, May 25, 2007, Toronto, Canada.
  14. Robledo IE, Moland ES, Aquino EA, Vázquez GJ, Santé MI, and Hanson ND. First Report of a KPC-4 and CTX-M Producing pneumoniae (Kp) Isolated from Puerto Rico (PR). Abstract 47thInterscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), September 16-20, 2007, Chicago, Il.
  15. Wolter DF, Vázquez GJ, Robledo IE, Santé M, Goering RV and Hanson ND. Detection of KPC Carbapenem Hydrolyzing β-lactamase in Pseudomonas aeruginosa(PA) from the Puerto Rico Medical Center Hospitals (PRMCHs). Abstract 47thInterscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), September 16-20, 2007. Chicago, Il.
  16. Robledo IE, Vázquez GJ, Moland ES, Aquino EA, Santé MI, Bertran J, and Hanson ND. First Report of KPC-4 Detected in Clinical isolates of  pneumoniae (Kp) and E. coli(Ec) from Puerto Rico (PR). Abstract 56th American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), November 4-8, 2007, Philadelphia, PA.
  17. Robledo IE, Vázquez GJ, Moland ES, Aquino EA, Santé MI, and Hanson ND. First Report of  pneumoniae (Kp) and E. coli(Ec) Isolated from Puerto Rico Medical Center Hospitals (PRMCHs) Producing Multiple b-Lactamases. Abstract 56th American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), November 4-8, 2007, Philadelphia, PA.
  18. Robledo IE, Vázquez GJ, Aquino EA, Moland ES, Santé MI, and Hanson ND. A Novel KPC Variant, KPC-6, in a Klebsiella pneumoniae(Kp) Isolated in Puerto Rico (PR). Abstract of the 48th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) and the 46th Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) October 25 to 26, 2008, Washington, DC.
  19. Robledo IE, Vázquez GJ, Aquino EA, Moland ES, Santé MI, and Hanson ND. Dissemination and Molecular Epidemiology of KPC Producing  pneumoniae (Kp)Collected in the Puerto Rico Medical Center Hospitals (PRMCH) During 2003-04. Abstract of the 48th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) and the 46th Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). October 25 to 26, 2008, Washington, DC.
  20. Fernández C, Maldonado M, Aquino EAVázquez GJ, Santé MI, Robledo IE. First report of KPC-4, a carbapenem hydrolyzing enzyme in  pneumoniaeisolates in PR. XXVIII RCM Research and Education Forum, March 12-14, 2008, San Juan, PR.
  21. Muñiz JF, Aquino EA, Vázquez GJ and Robledo IE. Plasmid Analysis of the KPC Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kp)Collected in the Puerto Rico Medical Center Hospitals (PRMCH) During 2003-04.     29thPuerto Rico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting 44th Junior Technical Meeting, March 14, 2009 at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
  22. LLata E, Gregory C, Stine N, E. Lopez E, Laboy O, Soto RQ, Hernandez M, Lledo W, Hernandez E, Santiago N, García E, Cortes A, Vázquez GJ, Robledo IE, Patel J, Tomashek K, Srinivasan A and Gould C. Investigation of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniaein Hospital A, Puerto Rico, 2008. 553 19th Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), March 19-22, 2009, San Diego, CA.
  23. Robledo I.E., Aquino E.E. and Vázquez G.J. Detection of KPC and other Beta-lactamases (BLs) in Acinetobacter species (AS), Pseudomonas aeruginosa(PA), Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) and Escherichia coli (EC) during a PCRbased surveillance study in Puerto Rico (PR). Abstr. 49th Intersci. Conf. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. San Francisco, CA. USA; Sept 12-15, 2009.
  24. Moland E.S.,  E. Robledo, G. J. Vazquez, K. S. Thomson.Antibiotic selection pressure and KPC β-lactamase. Abstract of the 110th General Meeting American Society for Microbiology, San Diego, California in May 23- 27, 2010.
  25. Aquino E.E., Vázquez G.J., Robledo I.E.Plasmid Analysis of KPC Positive Escherichia coli (Ec) Transconjugants Derived from Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kp) Collected in Puerto Rico. Abstr. 50th Intersci. Conf. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. Boston, MA, Sept 12-15, 2010.
  26. Rivera R, Aquino E.E., Vázquez G.J., Goering R.V., Robledo I.E.Characterization of Community Acquired-Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) Isolated from 4 Hospitals in Puerto Rico (PR). Abstr. 50th Intersci. Conf. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. Boston, MA, Sept 12-15, 2010.
  27. Robledo I.E., , Aquino E.E., Vázquez G.J. Identification of CTX-M Genes in KPC Positive Escherichia coli(Ec), Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kp), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa), and Acinetobacter baumannii (Ab) During a PCR-Based Surveillance Study in Puerto Rico (PR). Abstr. 50th Intersci. Conf. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. Boston, MA, Sept 12-15, 2010.
  28. Robledo I.E., Aquino E.E., Goering R.V., Vázquez G.J. Detection of IMP-18 metallo-beta-lactamase in Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) Collected in Puerto Rico. Abstr. 50th Intersci. Conf. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. Boston, MA, Sept 12-15, 2010.
  29. Goering R.V., Rivera R., Aquino E.E., Vázquez G.J., Goering R.V., Robledo I.E.mec-Associated dru typing identifies emergence of unique USA 300 community associated-methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA_MRSA) in Puerto Rico (PR) Hospitals. Abstr. 50th Intersci. Conf. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. Boston, MA; Sept 12-15, 2010. C2-1500a
  30. Moland ES, Robledo IE, Vázquez GJ, Thomson KS. KPC Screening by BD Phoenix and VITEK 2 Abstr. 50th Intersci. Conf. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. Boston, MA; Sept 12-15, 2010. (D-745).
  31. Rodríguez Jetsen A., Edna E. Aquino, Guillermo J. Vázquez and Iraida E. Robledo. Plasmid Typing of KPC Positive Acinetobacter baumannii. Abst. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). November 10 – 13, 2010, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2010.
  32. Martínez T, Vázquez GJ, Aquino EA, Robledo IE. Characterization of IMP-18 metallo-beta-lactamase gene in Pseudomonas aeruginosacollected in Puerto Rico. XXX1 RCM Research and Education Forum, UPR-MSC. May 5, 2011 (C-163).
  33. Ramos RG, Mercado V, Robledo IE, Baerga A. Detection of polyketide (pks) genes from bacterial infections acquired in Puerto Rico Hospitals. XXX1 RCM Research and Education Forum, UPR-MSC. May 5, 2011 (C-159).
  34. Rodríguez Jetsen A., Edna E. Aquino, Guillermo J. Vázquez and Iraida E. Robledo. Plasmid Typing of KPC Positive Acinetobacter baumannii. Abst. 31stPuerto Rico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting 46th Junior Technical Meeting, March 12, 2011 at the InterAmerican University, Bayamón Campus
  35. Thomson KS, Robledo IE, Vázquez GJ, Moland ES. Antibiotic Selective Pressure and KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae(KP). Abstr. 51th Intersci. Conf. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., Chicago IL; Sept 17-20, 2011.
  36. Thomson KS, Robledo IE, Vázquez GJ, Seeking Active Agents Against KPC-producing Acinetobacterbaumannii (KPCAB). Abstr. 52th Intersci. Conf. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., Chicago IL; Sept 9-12, 2012.
  37. Martínez-Torres T, Vázquez GJ, Aquino EE, Santana JL, Santé MI and Iraida E Robledo. Analysis of KPC-positive Gram-Negative Bacilli Clinical Isolates for the Periods of 2009 and 2012. Abstract 33rd Annual Research and Education Forum, UPR-MSC, March 13-15, 2013.
  38. Thomson GK, Robledo IE, Vazquez GJ, Snyder JW, Thomson KO. Comparison of 7 Commercially Prepared Media for Detection of KPC-producing Bacteria. Abstract of the 113thGeneral Meeting American Society for Microbiology, Denver, Colorado, May 18-21, 2013.
  39. Martínez T, Vázquez GJ, Aquino EE, Santana JL, Santé MI and Robledo IE. Comparative Analysis of Multi-Beta-Lactam Resistant and KPC-positive K. pneumoniae and E. coli Clinical Isolates in Puerto Rico for 2009 and 2012. Abstract of the IDWeek 2013TM(Four disciplines: The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS)). San Francisco, CA, October 2-6, 2013.
  40. Martínez-Torres T, Vázquez GJ, Aquino EE, Santana JL, Santé MI and Iraida E Robledo. Genetic background of Klebsiella pneumoniaecarbapenemase (KPC)-Producing Acinetobacter baumannii. Abstract 34th Annual Research and Education Forum, UPR-MSC April 9-11, 2014.
  41. Thomson K, Biehle J, Deeb A, Crawford J, Herrera R, Robledo I, Vázquez G. Bensal HP (BHP-410), a Novel Antimicrobial Agent with Activity against MRSA, VRE, Gram-Negative Multidrug Resistant Organisms, Yeast and Dermatophytic Fungi. Abstract of the 114thGeneral Meeting American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA, May 17-20, 2014.
  42. Martínez-Torres T, Vázquez GJ, Aquino EE and Iraida E Robledo. Detection of Blaoxa-24 and Blaoxa-58 in Acinetobacter baumanniiClinical Isolates from Puerto Rico. Abstract of the 114th General Meeting American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA, May 17-20, 2014.
  43. Martínez T, Vázquez GJ, Aquino EA, and Robledo IE. First Report of a Klebsiella pneumoniae ST 258 Clinical Isolate from Puerto Rico Co-Harboring KPC-2 and IMP-18 Carbapenemases. Abstract of the 54th Intersci. Conf. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother, Washington, DC, September 5-9, 2014
  44. Martínez-Torres T, Morales FA, Vázquez GJ, Aquino EE, Fernandez-Sifre C and Iraida E Robledo. Multidrug Resistant Acinetobacterbaumannii (Ab) Isolates from a Private and a Teaching Hospital. Abstract 35th Annual Research and Education Forum, UPR-MSC March 25, 2015.
  45. Rivera R, Pérez CM, Robledo IE, Vázquez GJ and Rodríguez CJ. Community-Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus(CA-MRSA) from Public Beaches in Puerto Rico. Abstract 35th Annual Research and Education Forum, UPR-MSC March 25, 2015.
  46. Martinez, A. Ropelewski, G.J. Vázquez, R. González-Méndez, I. Martínez, E. E. Aquino and I.E. Robledo. Draft Genome of a KPC-Producing A. baumannii ST2 Clone and Insights into its Resistance Mechanisms. Abstract of the ICAAC-ICC 2015, San Diego, California, September 17-21, 2015