List of MS and PhD Graduates from our department since 2001

 

Name Year of Graduation & Degree What they did after graduation or where they are now?
José J. Reyes Tomasini 2001 – MS Completed a PhD at the University of Maryland Marine Estuarine and Environmental Sciences Program in 2009 and worked with the Federal government (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)) for several years.  Now is Assistant Professor in the Biology Dept. at Saint Francis University in Loreetto, PA
Rhina Jiménez 2001 –  MS Worked in AMGEN for over 20 years and now teacher at CIMATEC specialized school in Math and Sciences, Caguas, PR
Jocelyn Montalvo Ortiz 2002 – MS Completed her MD at the Universidad Central y del Caribe and now she is a Pediatric Neurologist at UPR Medical Sciences Campus
Marcelo Febo 2002 – PhD Completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and now is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry at UF in Gainesville, FL
Anita Rivera Brown 2004 – PhD Professor in the PM & R Department at UPR School of Medicine
Carmen Padró 2004 – PhD Worked in Abbott Pharmaceutical Co., then moved to Boston Scientific.
Lillian Cruz-Orengo 2005 – PhD Postdoctoral fellow in Pain research from 2006-2008 and another postdoctoral training experience from 2008-2013 in Neuroimmunology at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.  Now, she is an Assistant Professor at UC Davies in California
Johnny D. Figueroa 2006 – PhD Postdoctoral Fellow at the UPR Medical Science Campus (2006-2007) and another postdoctoral training experience at Loma Linda (2007-2013).  Now he is Assistant Professor at Loma Linda School of Medicine, CA
Kandy Velázquez 2006 – MS Completed a PhD in the Exercise Science graduate program at the University of South Carolina in 2012 and obtained a postdoctoral training in the Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology Department at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (2013-2019). Now she is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, SC.
Guermarie Velázquez 2006 – MS Completed her PhD in 2014 at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX and a postdoctoral training (2014-2017) in the MD-Anderson Cancer Center.  Now is the Senior Coordinator of Clinical Research Program at UT MD Anderson, Houston, TX
Karina Acevedo 2009 – PhD Completed a Post-doctoral Master of Science in Clinical & Translational Research training at the UPR-Medical Sciences Campus and worked in the Pediatric Dept, Hematology & Oncology Section at the UPR School of Medicine. Now she is the Director, Board of Trustees in Lake Sumter State College at Leesburg, FL and CEO of Advance Medical Uniforms, Inc.
Jose García 2010 – PhD Completed a postdoctoral training at the Institute of Neurobiology in Puerto Rico and now he is an Assistant Professor at UPR Carolina Campus.
Natasha Lugo 2010 – PhD Obtained a postdoctoral training at NIDA/NIH until 2012.  Now, she is the  Director of HiSTEP Summer Program an Office of Training & Education, NIH
Raissa Menéndez 2011 – PhD Completed a Post-doctoral Master of Science in Clinical & Translational Research training , then was a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Valerie Wonja at the UPR Medical Sciences Campus.
José Santiago 2011 – PhD Obtained a postdoctoral training at the UPR Medical Sciences Campus (2011-2013) and now he is Associate Professor at UPR Carolina Campus, PR
Luz C. Arocho 2011 – PhD Completed a Pharmacy degree in Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Health Sciences, Worcester Campus in MA (2013). Now she is a Clinical Supplies Senior Manager in Deciphera Pharmaceutical Co. in Boston
Ana Rodríguez 2011 – PhD Completed a postdoctoral training at the UPR Medical Sciences Campus and finished her doctorate in Naturopathy at the Universidad del Turabo
Iris Salgado 2012 – PhD Obtained a postdoctoral training at the UPR Medical Sciences Campus (2013-2016) and now she is Assistant Professor in the Pharmacology Depart. at Universidad Central y del Caribe (UCC) School of Medicine
 Laurivette Mosquera 2012 – PhD Completed her DMD from UPR-MSC
Odrick Rosas 2012 – PhD Completed his MD from UCC in Bayamon, PR and then his PM & R residency at UPR-MSC.  Now he is in a subspecialty in Sport Medicine at the UPR School of Medicine.
María E. Vélez 2012 – PhD Completed her postdoctoral training at State University of New York (2012-2014) and now she is Assistant Professor, Biological and Health Sciences at Texas A & M University in Kingsville, TX
Francisco Arencibia 2013 – PhD Associate Professor and Chair of Natural Sciences at Universidad Sagrado Corazon, PR
María C. Velázquez Martínez 2013 – PhD Assistant Professor and Chair of the Basic Science Dept., Physiology Section, School of Medicine, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia
José Quidgley 2014 – PhD Assistant Professor at UPR-Cayey and San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Nildris Cruz-Diaz 2014 – PhD Obtained her postdoctoral training at Wake Forest Baptist Health (2014-2019).  Now she is an Instructor in the Hypertension & Vasculature Research Center in Wake Forest School of Medicine, NC
Yaria Arroyo 2014  – PhD Assistant Professor at Ana G. Mendez University in Cupey, PR
Giselle Barreto 2015 – PhD Obtained her postdoctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX (2015-2016).  Now she is a Scientist at AMGEN in Juncos, PR
Bermary Santos 2016 – PhD Obtained her postdoctoral training at Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences (2016-2018) and now she is Assistant Professor in the Biology Dept. at UPR Cayey, PR
Namyr A. Martínez 2016 – PhD Completed his MD degree from the UPR Medial Sciences Campus, and he finished residency in Pediatrics with a subspecialty in pediatric cardiac critical care at the Children National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Ana Vacquer 2017 – PhD Completed her MD and now she is a Neurology Resident at Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Jennifer Colón 2018 – PhD Postdoctoral Fellow at NIH
Cristina Román 2018 – PhD Postdoctoral Fellow at Cold Spring Harbor
Rebecca Núñez 2018 – PhD Postdoctoral Fellow at Universidad Central y del Caribe
Adlin Rodríguez 2018 – PhD Instructor at Interamerican University in Fajardo, PR
Rebecca Parodi 2018 – PhD Postdoctoral Fellow at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Nilmary Grafals 2019 – PhD Postdoctoral fellow in the Biochemistry Dept. at UPR-MSC.