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MBRS - SCORE

Silva-Ortiz, Walter I.

 

Department: MBRS-SCORE

Position: Program Director and Professor

E-mail: walter.silva@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Biological Sciences, Pharmacology

Ayala, Sylvette

 

Department: Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: sylvette.ayala@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Mitochondrial DNA repair in aging, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Autoimmune Diseases, Cancer

Baerga-Ortiz, Abel J.


Department: MBRS-SCORE

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: abel.baerga@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Colorectal and Lung Cancer

Blagburn, Jonathan


Department: MBRS-SCORE

Position: Researcher

E-mail: jonathan.blagburn@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Nervous System

Chávez, Ligia

 

Department: MBRS-SCORE

Position: Assistant Research Scientist

E-mail: ligia.chavez@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Adolescent Mental Health, Behavioral Sciences

Duconge, Jorge


Department: MBRS-SCORE

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: jorge.duconge@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Antiplatelet pro-drug, Gene Polymorphism of CYP2C19, Warfarin Genotyping

Dharmawardhane, Suranganie

 

Department: Department of Biochemistry

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: su.d@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Molecular Targets of Soy Isoflavones in Breast Cancer Progression

Febo, Irma

 

Department: Clinical Sciences

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: irma.febo2@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: HIV/AIDS, Rapid HIV Home Test to Reduce HIV Risk MSM

Javadov, Sabzali A.

 

Department: Department of Physiology

Position: Professor

E-mail: sabzali.javadov@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Mitochondrial Permeability Transition as a Target for Cardioprotection in Heart Failure

Jiménez-Rivera, Carlos A.


Department: MBRS-SCORE

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: carlos.jimenez8@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Alpha Adrenoceptors, Cocaine Sensitization

Meléndez, Loyda M.

 

Department: Department of Microbiology and Medical Zoology

Position: Professor

E-mail: loyda.melendez@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: HIV/AIDS, Targeting Monocyte/Macrophage Cathepsin B in HIV

Vera, Mildred


Department: MBRS-SCORE

Position: Professor

E-mail: mildred.vera@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: CBT for Latinos with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the General Medical Sector

Vivas-Mejía, Pablo E.

 

Department: Department of Biochemistry

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: pablo.vivas@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Cancer, Targeting c-MYC Overcomes Temsirolimus and Cisplatin Resistance Ovarian Cancer

Acknowledgement of Funding

This program is funded by RCMI grant G12 MD007600 (National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities) from the National Institutes of Health.  Please use this number to acknowledge support.

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