2017-2018


Sheila N. López
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
December 2017
Mentor: Dr. Nawal Boukli
Dissertation Title:  GRP78 Driven Cytoprotective Mechanism is Central to Promote HIV-1 Gp120 Clade B/C Anti-Apoptotic Response in Astrocytoma Cells

 


Madeline Rodríguez
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
December 2017
Mentor: Dr. Nawal Boukli
Dissertation Title:  “Coriolus versicolor´s Polysaccharide Peptide Induces Innate Immune Response Against HIV-1”

 


2016-2017


Maridaliz Rodríguez
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
June 2017
Mentor: Dr. Nawal Boukli
Dissertation Title:  Effects of N-Acetylcysteine Amide (NACA) on Methamphetamine/HIV-Induced Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Astrocytoma Cells


Heidi Matos
PhD-Neuroscience
June 2017
Mentor: Dr. Maria Bykhovskaia
Dissertation Title:  Growth and Excitability on Synapsin II Deficient Neurons

 


David Rivera
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
June 2017
Mentor: Dr. Misty Eaton
Dissertation Title:  “Hyperglycemia Reduces Astrocytic Kir 4.1 Potassium Channel Expression and Function: Relevance to Stroke”

 

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Alexandra Aguilar
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
December 2016
Mentor: Dr. William Hill
Dissertation Title: The role of DPP4 cl.SDF-1 in bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells homeostasis and bone formation


2015-2016

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William Castro
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
June 2016
Mentor: Dr. Vesna Eterovic
Dissertation Title: Preservation of Neurological Function by 4R Following an Ischemic Stroke

 

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Yaliz Loperena
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
June 2016
Mentor: Dr. Michelle Martínez
Dissertation Title: Role of the IL-6/STAT-3 Pathway in the Pre-Metastatic Process of Inflammatory Breast Cancer and Its Impairment by Ganoderma Lucidum Extract

 

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Miguel Méndez
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
June 2016
Mentor: Dr. Misty Eaton
Dissertation Title: Role of Astrocytic Kir4.1 potassium channels in seizure susceptibility: from Biophysics to Pathophysiology

 

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Kimberleve Rolón
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
June 2016
Mentor: Dr. Lilia Kucheryavykh
Dissertation Title: Microglia promote glioma cell dispersal through a Pyk2 intracellular pathway

 

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Ivette Suárez
PhD-Cell Mol Biol
June 2016
Mentor: Dr. Michelle Martínez
Dissertation Title: Effects of Ganoderma Lucidum and the identification of potential molecular markers in inflammatory breast cancer

 

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Pedro Feliciano
PhD-Neuroscience
December 2015
Mentor: Dr. Maria Bykhovskaia
Dissertation Title: Functional Role of Synapsin II and Rab3a in Regulating Inhibitory and Excitatory Transmission in the Hippocampus

 

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Marieli González
PhD-Cell Mol Bio
December 2015
Mentor: Dr. Valance Washington
Dissertation Title: TREM-Like Transcript 1: A Unique Link Between Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Obesity

 

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Taliha Pasaoglu
PhD-Neuroscience
December 2015
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Schikorski
Dissertation Title: Quantitative Ultrastructural Analysis of Associational/Commissural CA3 Synapses in Wild Type and FGF22 Knock-Out

 

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Marie del C. Pérez
MS – Biochemistry
December 2015
Mentor: Dr. Pedro Ferchmin
Thesis Title: 4R-Cembranoid and Edelfosine: Unraveling Neuroprotective Pathways


 

2014-2015
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Joanne Altieri
PhD-Cell Mol Bio
June 2015
Mentor: Dr. José W. Rodríguez
Dissertation Title:  Curcumin and its Analogs as Potential Treatment for Prostate Cancer

 

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Carlos Collado
MS-Anatomy and Cell Biology
June 2015
Mentor: Dr. Valance Washington
Thesis Title: The Differential Effects of Chow and High Fat Diets in the Regulation of Atherosclerosis on APOE/TREML1 Double Null Mice

 

Aixa Rivera
Aixa Rivera
PhD-Cell Mol Bio
June 2015
Mentor: Dr. Misty Eaton
Dissertation Title: Regulation of Astrocytic TREK-2 Channels and A-Kinase Anchoring Protein During Ischemia

 

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Marimee Carrasco
MS-Biochemistry
December 2014
Mentor: Dr. Vesna Eterovic
Thesis Title: Preventing Neurodegeneration Caused by Insecticides: 4R-Cembranoid and Its Structural Analogues

 

Yanilda Ramos s
Yanilda Ramos
MS-Anatomy and Cell Biology
December 2014
Mentor: Dr. Nawal Boukli
Thesis Title: Curcuma Longa Extract Induces ER Stress-Mediated Apoptosis in Prostate Cancer


 

2013-2014

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Paloma Álvarez
MS-Biochemistry
June 2014
Mentor: Dr. Henrique Martins
Thesis Title: Protective Effect of the 4R-Cembranoid After Oxygen and Glucose Deprivation – Revealing the Signaling Pathway

 

Liliana Llopart FM
Liliana Llopart
MS-Biochemistry
June 2014
Mentor: Dr. Henrique Martins
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Myosotys Rodríguez
PhD-Cell Mol Bio
June 2014
Mentor: Dr. José W. Rodríguez
Dissertation Title: Role of Methadone and Buprenorphine on the HIV-1-Mediated Neuroinflammatory Response


2012-2013


Raysa Rosario
PhD-Cell Mol Bio
June 2013
Mentor: Dr. Michelle M. Martínez
Dissertation Title: Ganoderma Lucidum Decreased the Expression of Important Markers and Regulates Proteins Involved in Autophagy and Apoptosis in Inflammatory Breast Cancer to Promote Cell Death

               


Wilmarie Torres                   
MS-Biochemistry               
December 2012  
Mentor: Dr. Henrique Martins
Thesis Title: Role of Kallikrein-Kinin System in Neuroprotection Against Organophosphate Poisoning    

 


 2011-2012

María del C. Avilés    
MA-Anatomy and Cell Biology      
June 2012 
Mentor: Dr. Luis Cubano
  

Angelie Del Valle                 
MS-Biochemistry               
June 2012
Mentor: Dr. Vesna Eterovic
Thesis Title:  Cembranoids Protect Brain Function from Organophosphate Neurotoxicity. A Structure-Activity Relationship Study

 


Ismal Navarro                
MA-Biomedical Sciences  
June 2012        

 


María Arvelo
MA-Anatomy and Cell Biology
December 2011

Mentor: Dr. Luis Cubano
 
 

                                
Lydia Figueroa                
MA-Anatomy and Cell Biology   
December 2011        

 


Adriana Huertas
MA-Anatomy and Cell Biology
December 2011

 


2010-2011

Verónica Ortiz  
MS-Biochemistry               
June 2011  
Mentor: Dr. Henrique Martins
Thesis Title:  Study of Paraoxon (POX) Effects During the Differentiation of Neural Progenitor Cells (NPC´s)

 

 


Luis M. Quiñones   
MS-Biochemistry               
June 2011  
Mentor: Dr. Richard Hann
Thesis Title:  A Novel ER Transit Signal in the Large Cytoplasmic Segment of the Ionotropic Serotonin Receptor

 

 


Aixa Rivera   
MS-Pharmacology             
June 2011  
Mentor: Dr. Hector Maldonado
Thesis Title: Glioma Proliferation and Dispersal: Role of Microglia in the Tumor Microenvironment

 

 

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Natalia Valentín
MS – Anatomy
June 2011
Mentor: Dr. Wilson Veras
Thesis Title: Variations in the Branching Pattern of the Superficial Palmar Arch

 


 

2009-2010

 

        
William Castro
MS-Biochemistry            
June 2010  
Mentor: Dr. Vesna Eterovic
Thesis Title: Characterization of the Action of 4R, 6R Cembratrienediol on the Human Alpha7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor

 

 


Glorivette San Vicente
MA-Anatomy Cell Track     
June 2010
Mentor: Dr. Luis Cubano 

 

 


Gretchen Miranda
MS-Pharmacology          
December 2009
Mentor: Dr. Hector Maldonado
Thesis Title: Caveolin and T Cells: A Potential Role for Caveolin in Lymphocyte Activation
 
 


Jessica Morales     
MS-Biochemistry
December 2009
Mentor: Dr. Valance Washington
Thesis Title: Soluble TLT-1 Promotes Platelet-Endothelial Cell Interactions


2008-2009

             
Yomarie Rivera
MS-Physiology
December 2008
Mentor: Dr. Legier Rojas
Thesis Title: Acute and Chronic Exposure to Methimazole Induces Alterations in Mouse Weight, Heart Rate, Locomotor Behavior and Spontaneous Neurotransmitter Release

 


 

2007-2008

 


Coral Soto
MS-Biochemistry
June 2008
Mentor: Dr. Wanda Vélez
Thesis Title: The Role of Cysteine Residues in the Functional Surface Expression of a7/5HT3A Chimeric Receptor in the tsA201 Human Cell Line.

 


 

2006-2007

 


Luis A. Rodríguez
MS-Microbiology
June 2007
Mentor: Dr. José W. Rodríguez
Thesis Title: Assessment of Apoptosis – Related Molecules in Activated CD8+ CD38+ T-Cells in HIV-1 Infection.

 


 

2005-2006

 


Lexsi Berrios
MS-Pharmacology
June 2006
Mentor: Dr. Sylvette Ayala
Thesis Title: Mitochondrial DNA Damage in Aging and in Models of Huntington´s Disease

 

 

Maridaliz Rodríguez
MA-Microbiology
June 2006


 

2004-2005

 

         
Marisabel Fernández
MA-Physiology
June 2005

 

 


Damaris Sosa
MS-Pharmacology     
June 2005
Mentor: Dr. Hector Maldonado
Thesis Title:  Expression of Caveolin-1 in Human T Cells 

 

 


Husmail Figueroa
MA-Anatomy
December 2004

 

 


Antonio Pérez
MS-Microbiology
December 2004
Mentor: Dr. José W. Rodríguez
Thesis Title: Dynamics of CD8+ T-Lymphocyte Proliferative Response and Cytokine Secretion in Human Immunodeficiency virus infection

 


 

2003-2004

 

       
Francisco Arencibia
MS-Physiology
June 2004
Mentor: Dr. Carlos Jiménez
Thesis Title: Noradrenergic Modulation of the Hyperpolarization-Activated Cation Current (lh) in Dopamine Neurons of the Ventral Tegmental Area

 


Sheila García
MA-Pharmacology
June 2004

 


 

2002-2003

 


Liliana Moreno
MA-Anatomy
June 2003

 

 


Yania Nicolau
MA-Biochemistry
June 2003

 


 

2001-2002

 


Alex Conty
MS-Microbiology
June 2002
Mentor: Dr. Eddy Ríos
Thesis Title: Effect of a Polyantigenic Immunomodulator on Cytokine Secretion by T Lymphocytes from HIV+ Patients

 

 

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José M. De Jesús
MA-Microbiology
June 2002

 

 

                                     
Yaisanet Oyola    
MA-Anatomy
June 2002

 


 

2000-2001

 

             
Maria del C. Ocasio
MA-Microbiology
June 2001

 

 

 
Luisali Rodríguez
MA-Anatomy

June 2001                      

 

 

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Reinaldo Aponte
MS-Physiology
December 2000
Mentor: Dr. Carlos Jiménez
Thesis Title: The Effect of Cocaine on the ACh-Induced Contraction of the Isolated Rat Trachea

 


 

1998-1999

 


Roberto López
MA-Anatomy
June 1999

 


 

1995-1996

 

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Elizabeth Vega
MA-Microbiology       

June 1996

 


 

1994-1995

 

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Linda Betancourt
MS-Microbiology
June 1995
Mentor: Dr. Carlos Ramírez
Thesis Title: Rod-to-Sphere Transition in a Klebsiella Pneumoniae Isolated from the Soil