Dr. Torres

Carlos A. Torres-Ramos, Assistant Professor Ph.D., 1995 University of Texas Medical Branch (787)758-2525 x1645 email: carlos.torres27@upr.edu Research Interests I am interested in understanding how DNA repair processes contribute to physiological functions. Studies in aging and pathological conditions such as cancer and some neurodegenerative disorders have revealed that maintenance of genomic integrity is essential for physiological processes.…

Dr. Silva

Walter I. Silva, Associate Professor Ph.D., 1986, Mount Sinai  School of Medicine  Phone: (787) 758-2525 ext. 1608 email: wiso123@aol.com Research Interests In general terms my laboratory is interested in the cellular and molecular physiology of vascular and brain cells. Using cultured cells from vascular and brain tissue as models systems, we are focusing our efforts in…

Dr. Segarra

Annabell C. Segarra, Associate Professor Phone: (787) 758-2525 ext. 1965 email: a_segarra@rcmaca.upr.clu.edu Education University of Puerto Rico B.S. 1975 Biology University of Puerto Rico M.S. 1977 Biology/Endocrinology New York University Ph.D. 1988 Neurophysiology New York University Postdoc 1988 Neuroendocrinology The Rockefeller University Postdoc 1989-91 Neuroendocrinology Research Interests The research in our laboratory focuses on the neurochemical…

Dr. Santacana

Guido E. Santacana, Associate Professor   Ph.D., 1982,  University of Puerto Rico,  Medical School Phone: (787) 758-2525 ext. 1609  email:laffitte@prtc.net Research Interests The main interest in my laboratory is the study of airway smooth muscle physiology. We are particularly interested in two relevant areas. The first one has to do with the effects of low…

Dr. Miranda

Education: University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, PR Degree: BS Dates: 1988 Area: Biology (Cellular) Education: University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, PR Degree: MS Dates: 1990 Area: Biology (Cellular) Education: Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX Degree: PhD Dates: 1996 Area: Neuroscience Education: University of Miami School of Medicine “Miami Project to…

Dr. Escobales

Dr. Nelson Escobales,  Professor and Director Education and Training: Postdoctoral Training: Harvard Medical School, 1984             Ph.D., Univ. of Puerto Rico-School of Medicine, 1982 B.S. & M.Sci.,  Univ. of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, 1977 Office phone number:   787-758-2525, ext. 1612 Office/Laboratory number: A-680, A-663  Email: nelson.escobales@upr.edu Research Interests Research programs in Dr. Escobales’s laboratory investigate the role of the renin-angiotensin…

Dr. Crespo

Maria J. Crespo, Professor Phone: (787) 758-2525 ext. 5078, 1913 maria.crespo3@upr.edu Research Interests My research interests are in the area of cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology, especially in pathophysiological conditions such as hypertension and congestive heart failure. In particular, I am interested in understanding the mechanism underlying endothelial dysfunction and the vascular modifications present in these…