Emma Fernández-Repollet, PhD
The Principal Investigator of the program is Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet. She is Professor in the Department of Pharmacology of the School of Medicine. Dr. Fernández-Repollet occupied the position of Associate Program Director from 1986-1993 and the position of Program Director from 1993-2011.
As Principal Investigator, Dr. Fernández-Repollet oversees the entire Program and has all responsibilities for day-to-day operations ensuring that programmatic goals are met and that appropriate institutional support is provided to the Program. The PI also ensures that the interests of the RCMI Program are taken into account during formulation/revision of policy, both on the Campus and at the level of the University of Puerto Rico Presidency and Central Administration. The experience of Dr. Fernández-Repollet as Vice President for Research and Technology of the University of Puerto Rico system and member of the National Advisory Research Resources Council has proved helpful in addressing these responsibilities. Dr. Fernández-Repollet chairs the Steering Committee of the RCMI Translational Research Network (RTRN).