Educational Background:

  • S. Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, 2006
  • D. Molecular Oncology and Immunology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, USA, 2015.

 

Contact information:

Assistant Professor

University of Puerto Rico

Medical Sciences Campus

School of Medicine

Microbiology and Medical Zoology Department

Office: B-321

T: 787-758-2525, x. 2096

E: willy.ramos@upr.edu

 

Field of Interest: Basic Immunology

 

In vivo distribution of danger associated molecular pattern molecules (DAMPs): The main goal of the Ramos lab will be to study and map the distribution of DAMPs released by dying cells in tissues during the early stages of the immune response. Specifically, our research will focus in characterizing the dissemination of the peptide N-Formylmethionine-leucyl-phenylalanine (fMLP) and its role in alerting the innate immunity, leading to early stages of the inflammatory response.

 

Publications

 

  1. Ramos-Perez, W., Fang, V., Escalante-Alcalde, D., Cammer, M., and Schwab, S. (2015). A map of the distribution of sphingosine 1-phosphate in the spleen. Nature Immunology 16, 1245–1252.
  1. Mendoza, A., Bréart, B., Ramos-Perez, W., Pitt, L., Gobert, M., Sunkara, M., Lafaille, J., Morris, A., and Schwab, S. (2012). The Transporter Spns2 Is Required for Secretion of Lymph but Not Plasma Sphingosine-1-Phosphate. Cell Reports 2, 1104–1110.
  1. Bréart, B., Ramos-Perez, W., Mendoza, A., Salous, A., Gobert, M., Huang, Y., Adams, R., Lafaille, J., Escalante-Alcalde, D., Morris, A., et al. (2011). Lipid phosphate phosphatase 3 enables efficient thymic egress. The Journal of Experimental Medicine 208, 1267–1278.
  2. Orozco, A., Jorgez, C., Ramos-Perez, W., Popek, E., Yu, X., Kozinetz, C., Bischoff, F., and Lewis, D. (2009). Placental Release of Distinct DNA-associated Micro-particles into Maternal Circulation: Reflective of Gestation Time and