List of MS and PhD Graduates from our department since 2001

 

NameYear of Graduation & DegreeWhat they did after graduation or where they are now?
José J. Reyes Tomasini2001 – MSCompleted 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 Jiménez2001 –  MSWorked in AMGEN for over 20 years and now teacher at CIMATEC specialized school in Math and Sciences, Caguas, PR
Jocelyn Montalvo Ortiz2002 – MSCompleted her MD at the Universidad Central y del Caribe and now she is a Pediatric Neurologist at UPR Medical Sciences Campus
Marcelo Febo2002 – PhDCompleted 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 Brown2004 – PhDProfessor in the PM & R Department at UPR School of Medicine
Carmen Padró2004 – PhDWorked in Abbott Pharmaceutical Co., then moved to Boston Scientific.
Lillian Cruz-Orengo2005 – PhDPostdoctoral 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. Figueroa2006 – PhDPostdoctoral 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 Velázquez2006 – MSCompleted 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 Velázquez2006 – MSCompleted 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 Acevedo2009 – PhDCompleted 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 García2010 – PhDCompleted a postdoctoral training at the Institute of Neurobiology in Puerto Rico and now he is an Assistant Professor at UPR Carolina Campus.
Natasha Lugo2010 – PhDObtained a postdoctoral training at NIDA/NIH until 2012.  Now, she is the  Director of HiSTEP Summer Program an Office of Training & Education, NIH
Raissa Menéndez2011 – PhDCompleted 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 Santiago2011 – PhDObtained a postdoctoral training at the UPR Medical Sciences Campus (2011-2013) and now he is Associate Professor at UPR Carolina Campus, PR
Luz C. Arocho2011 – PhDCompleted 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 Rodríguez2011 – PhDCompleted a postdoctoral training at the UPR Medical Sciences Campus and finished her doctorate in Naturopathy at the Universidad del Turabo
Iris Salgado2012 – PhDObtained 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 Mosquera2012 – PhDCompleted her DMD from UPR-MSC
Odrick Rosas2012 – PhDCompleted 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. Vélez2012 – PhDCompleted 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 Arencibia2013 – PhDAssociate Professor and Chair of Natural Sciences at Universidad Sagrado Corazon, PR
María C. Velázquez Martínez2013 – PhDAssistant Professor and Chair of the Basic Science Dept., Physiology Section, School of Medicine, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia
José Quidgley2014 – PhDAssistant Professor at UPR-Cayey and San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Nildris Cruz-Diaz2014 – PhDObtained 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 Arroyo2014  – PhDAssistant Professor at Ana G. Mendez University in Cupey, PR
Giselle Barreto2015 – PhDObtained her postdoctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX (2015-2016).  Now she is a Scientist at AMGEN in Juncos, PR
Bermary Santos2016 – PhDObtained 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. Martínez2016 – PhDCompleted 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 Del Carmen Vaquer-Alicea2017 – PhDCompleted her MD and now she is a Neurology Resident at Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Jennifer Colón2018 – PhDPostdoctoral Fellow at NIH
Cristina Román2018 – PhDPostdoctoral Fellow at Cold Spring Harbor
Rebecca Núñez2018 – PhDPostdoctoral Fellow at Universidad Central y del Caribe
Adlin Rodríguez2018 – PhDInstructor at Interamerican University in Fajardo, PR
Rebecca Parodi2018 – PhDPostdoctoral Fellow at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Nilmary Grafals

Enrique Pérez

Magdiel Martínez

2019 – PhD

2020 – PhD

2020 – PhD

Postdoctoral fellow in the Biochemistry Dept. at UPR-MSC.

Faculty at UPR-Carolina Campus

Faculty at the Interamerican University in Arecibo