Mentoría Virtual

El objetivo principal de esta mentoría es sostener una “conversación” virtual de forma directa entre estudiantes e investigadores que laboran en diversos campos de estudio fuera de UPR Cayey, para desarrollar la destreza de establecer redes relacionadas a oportunidades de investigación (research networking).

A continuación, encontrarás varias recomendaciones para contactarlos:

1. Puedes profundizar sobre alguno de los siguientes temas:

a. Intereses de investigación y estudios

b. Actividades (conferencias, etc.)

c. Internados de verano

d. Escuela Graduada

e. Becas

f. Sub-áreas de estudio

2. Debes contactar al mentor o mentora aproximadamente 3 veces al semestre

3. Puedes contactar a más de un mentor virtual por semestre

4. Incluimos un modelo para el primer e-mail

Estimada doctora NOMBRE DE MENTORA O MENTOR VIRTUAL:

Soy estudiante de tercer año en el área de Biología en la UPR Cayey. Actualmente participo en el Programa Building Research Infrastructure and Capacity (BRIC) y soy Asistente de Investigación en el proyecto del Dr. NOMBRE DE TU MENTOR EN UPR CAYEY sobre TEMA O TÍTULO DEL PROYECTO DE INVESTIGACIÓN. Debido a que planifico graduarme dentro de dos años, me interesa orientarme sobre las oportunidades de investigación a nivel graduado en su universidad. Mis intereses incluyen las áreas de INDICAR TEMAS O CAMPOS DE INTERÉS (EJEMPLOS: SEXUALIDAD, NEUROCIENCIA, ECOLOGÍA, VIOLENCIA HACIA JÓVENES)

Cordialmente, 

 Nombre de estudiante
Email
 

Dear Dr. [NAME AND LAST NAME OF RESEARCHER]

 

I'm a [# YEAR] year student, pursuing a BA degree in the area of [AREA] at the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey campus.  Currently, I participate at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research as a Research Assistant in the project directed by Dr. [NAME] titled: [TITLE].  I am interested in opportunities for graduate research at the University [UNIVERSITY NAME]. My interests include the areas of: [AREAS OF INTEREST]. I would be very grateful if I could receive any orientation and information about the areas of interest I stated and about your research fields such as: [AREAS OF INTEREST OF RESEARCHER].

I hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

STUDENT'S NAME

University of Puerto Rico at Cayey

[DEPARTMENT NAME] Department

[EMAIL]


Listado de Mentores Virtuales

NAME

DISCIPLINE

RESEARCH FIELD

UNIVERSITY

Abel J. Baerga Ortiz

abel.baerga@upr.edu

Biochemistry Fatty acid biosynthesis, biologically derived fuels, natural products of bacterial origin Department of Biochemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus

Aixa Alemán Díaz

aixa.maricelis@gmail.com

Anthropology

Tesis: ¿Qué es la Costa?: Percepciones y Prácticas de Individuos, Grupos e Instituciones en el Proceso de Manejo Ambiental en Puerto Rico (región suroeste)

Cualitativa/etnográfica

Trabajo interdisciplinario

American University, Washington DC –Estudiante Doctoral

Rutgers University-Maestría -Mayo 2010

National Science Foundation Fellow -GRF

Amanda Marie James, PhD

Biochemistry; Clinical Pharmacology

Detecting isoforms of microRNA quantitated with a novel PCR method to distinguish patients with cardiovascular disease

Emory University School of Medicine (Dept of Biochemistry),

Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Division of Cardiology),

Emory University Laney Graduate School (Initiative to Maximize Student Development)

Annelyn Torres Reverón

anntorres@psm.edu

Neuroscience

Sex differences on behavior; Ovarian hormone influences on hippocampal neuropeptide systems

 

Ciencia PR Member

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology
Dept. of Psychology
Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Carlos E. Rodríguez-Díaz

carlos.rodriguez64@upr.edu

Public Health, Health behaviors

Sexual health, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, correctional health care, health policy

University of Puerto Rico – Medical Sciences Campus – School of Public Health

Carlos G. García-Quijano

cgarciaquijano@gmail.com 
carlos.garcia14@upr.edu 

Anthropology, Human Ecology, Environmental Anthropology

Coastal Anthropology, Fisheries, Sustainability

Assistant Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, The University of Rhode Island

Carlos J. Rodríguez Sierra

carlos.rodriguez65@upr.edu

Environmental Toxicology

Exposure assessment to contaminants; Health risk assessment; Determining pollutant levels in the environment

Department of Environmental Health, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico

Carlos Ríos-Velázquez, PhD

carlos.rios5@upr.edu

 

 

Microbiology, Biotechnology, Molecular Genetics

Microbial Biotechnology and Bioprospecting, Metagenomics, Combinatorial Chemistry, GeoMicrobiology

University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Associate Professor

Principal Investigator

Microbial Biotechnology and Bioprospecting Laboratory B-266, Biology Department

UPR-Mayagüez

Coordinator- Industrial Biotechnology Program

Coordinator- PR-LSAMP Mentoring Program in Science UPR-M

Darah E. Fontánez Nuin

darah.fontanez@upr.edu

Ciencias Biomédicas

 

Ciencia PR Member

Instructor

Allied Health Studies Department University of Puerto Rico in Ponce

Research Assistant in Biomedical Sciences

Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Physiology and Pharmacology Department

Deborah Parrilla Hernández

debparrilla@gmail.com

Marine Biology

Biología Marina Costanera

Monitoreo a largo plazo de ecosistemas tropicales: manglares y arrecifes

Estudio de poblaciones del cangrejo violinista: Uca spp. en diferentes sustratos

Influencia de los ecosistemas en el desarrollo sostenible de poblaciones costeras

UPR Humacao

Diano F. Marrone, PhD

dmarrone@wlu.ca

Neuroscience

Learning and memory, aging, synaptic plasticity, behavioral genetics, neurophysiology

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Wilfrid Laurier University

Dipak K. Banerjee, Ph.D.

dipak.banerjee@upr.edu

Biochemistry

Glycoprotein Glycobiology, regulatory biochemistry, Cell biology of capillary endothelial cells, protein structure and function, angiogenesis and breast cancer, nanotechnology, etc.

Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico

Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan

Elithet Silva Martínez, PhD, MSW

elithet_silva@yahoo.com

Social Work

Violence against women, migrant populations, multicultural practice in social work, economic empowerment and intimate partner violence, ethnographic and womanist/mujerista research

Escuela Graduada de Trabajo Social Beatriz Lassalle

Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Rio Piedras

Faculty Affiliate Center on Violence Against Women & Children, Rutgers, School of Social Work

Enrique M. De La Cruz, Ph.D.

enrique.delacruz@yale.edu

Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Cytoskeleton, actin filaments, myosin, motor proteins, RNA helicases

Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Professor

Yale University, MB&B

Erin C. McKiernan

Erin.McKiernan@asu.edu

Physiology, Neuroscience, Mathematical Biology

Neurophysiology, electrophysiology (learning and memory, synaptic plasticity, motor pattern generation, ion channels, cellular excitability). Theoretical physiology (mathematical models of excitable cells and networks, neu-rons as dynamical systems, bifurcation structure underlying bursting). Evolutionary biology and psychology (evolutionary models of learning). Epidemiology (history of pandemics, global vaccine supply and demand, mathematical models of disease).

Arizona State University, Mathematical, Computational, and Modeling Sciences Center, Tempe, AZ, USA.

Fernando Rosario-Ortiz, D.Env.

fernando.rosario@colorado.edu

http://ceae.colorado.edu/frosario-ortiz/

Environmental Engineering/Chemistry

Transport of Organic contaminants

Oxidation process in water treatment

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

University of Colorado at Boulder

Heidi Morales Díaz

Heidi.MoralesDiaz@vib-kuleuven.be

Research Scientist

Developmental biology, molecular evolution, congenital diseases, alternative animal models

Versalius Research Center

 Katholiek Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Ciencia PR Member

Currently post doc in Developmental Biology (Grad studies in Comparative Immunology)

Imar Mansilla-Rivera

imar.mansilla@upr.edu

Environmental Health

Human exposure assessment of chemical pollutants and health effects; human health risk assessment; chemical characterization of environmental pollutants

Department of Environmental Health, Graduate School of Public Health; Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico

Jaime E Ramírez-Vick, PhD

jvick@ece.uprm.edu

jaime.ramirez@ece.uprm.edu

Bioengineering

Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cells), Nanomedicine, Biosensors, Computational Biology

Professor
University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez, Engineering Science & Materials Department

Jan O. Mangual

jmangual@dicea.unifi.it

Chemical Engineering

B.S. en ingeniera química (Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez), PhD en ingeniera química con subespecialidad en bioingeniería (University of South Carolina)

Está haciendo un Post Doctoral Whitaker Scholar, Università di Firenze (Italia) en el área de ingeniería cardiovascular

Currently: Cardiovascular Fluid and Tissue Mechanics, Non invasive cardiac imaging and Numerical Modeling.

Previously: Drug Targeting, Magnetic Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery

Post Doctoral Whitaker Scholar

Università di Firenze

University of Florence, Florence Italy

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Miembro licenciado del Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de PR.

Ciencia PR Member

José Seguinot Barbosa

jose.seguinot@upr.edu

Geography-Environmental Health and Law

Medical Geography, Climate Change, Sustainable development, Law

Professor

Department of Environmental Health, Medical Sciences Campus, UPR

Julio Cammarota

julioc@email.arizona.edu

Anthropology

Education, Race, and Youth

The University of Arizona, Mexican American Studies

Lisandra Santiago-Capeles

ls58@buffalo.edu

lisandra.santiago@gmail.com

Ph.D. Candidate

Analytical Chemistry

Bioanalytical Chemistry; Separation Science (high performance liquid chromatography and capillary electrochromatography); Mass spectrometry (analysis of complex mixtures such as proteins and peptides and environmental samples); Proteomics; Metabolomics;  Sol-gel synthesis of Inorganic/Organic chromatography materials and stationary phases.

Department of Chemistry University at Buffalo The State University of New York

Luis A. Colón

lacolon@buffalo.edu

Chemistry

Research interests include: micro/nano-chemical analysis, capillary electrophoresis and electrochromatography, liquid chromatography, chromatographic stationary phases/materials, bioanalytical chemistry, drug analysis in biological fluids

Bioanalytical chemistry, materials, nanotechnology, bioanalysis, environmental chemistry, underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields

Professor and Chair

Department of Chemistry

Natural Science Complex

University at Buffalo

Marco Herrera Valdez

mahv13@gmail.com

Fisiología y matemáticas aplicadas

Estudio de sistemas complejos en epidemiología y fisiología a partir de principios fundamentales de física

•Fisiología celular y de sistemas. Neurofisiología de memoria y aprendizaje, excitabilidad celular, regulación de glucosa, insulina, y grasa en el torrente sanguíneo, conducción eléctrica en tejidos excitables (neuronas, corazón, páncreas, y otros tejidos).

•Epidemiología de enfermedades infecciosas.

•Sistemas complejos en biología

Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, México

Marcos López

marcoslopez@fcv.org

Biological Chemistry

Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Biophysics, Cancer Research, Cardiovascular Biology, Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology, Spectroscopy

In terms of my project I am particularly interested in studying the role of reactive oxygen species and lipid peroxidation products in cardiovascular related pathologies. Currently in the Medical College of Wisconsin, we are working in developing novel mitochondria targeted compounds to detect superoxide in intracellulary and in intact mitochondria, to help overcoming the damage by lipid peroxidation derived polyunsaturated fatty acids products and to deliver nitric oxide.  Besides all the bioorganic chemistry, I'm also very interested in unveiling the role of ROS or RNS in pathologies like preeclampsia.

My research is very interdisciplinary because I'm developing a whole array of mitochondrial targeted prodrugs for different applications. We are testing all this compounds in cells and tissue. To assess the effects of this new prodrugs we are using HPLC and MS techniques as well as EPR.

Post-Doc Fellow

Medical College of Wisconsin

Mentor at cienciapr.org

post doctoral research fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the department of biophysics with Balaraman Kalyanaraman. 

Marija Miric

stella_mare@yahoo.com

Social Psychology / Public Health

Psychosocial aspects of health, community medicine, gender relations, maternal and child health, HIV and AIDS, social stigma

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones en Salud Materno-Infantil Dr. Hugo Mendoza (CENISMI), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Marinilda Rivera Díaz

marinilda75@gmail.com

Social Work/ Social Policy and Administration

Research field interests: Disparities in Mental Health Provision of Services, Children Mental Health Public Policy, Stigma and HIV/AIDS, Social Disparities and Migrant’s Health.

University of Puerto Rico

Graduate School of Social Work, Center for the Study of Social Differences and Health

Michelle J. Rivera-Rivera

yersiniamjr@hotmail.com

Soil Microbial Ecology

 

Soil Microbial Ecology

UPR-RP Soil Microbial Ecology Doctoral Student

Department of Biology
Faculty of Natural Sciences
University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus

Ciencia PR Member

Michelle Osuna Díaz

osuna_michelle@yahoo.com

Community Social Psychology

Social stigma, gender roles, women´s studies, poverty, discrimination, marginalization, and drug use. Also, I would like to assist students who want to work in quantitative and qualitative methods in research

UPR Río Piedras Psychology Department

Nora Álvarez-Berríos

Alvarez.nora@gmail.com

Environmental Sciences

Geoinformatics and Geography

Human-environment interactions, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems

Director of Geoinformatics Division

Department of Natural Resources DRNA

Graduate Student, Environmental Sciences Graduate Program, Universitiy of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras Campus

Tania Huedo-Medina

tania.huedo-medina@uconn.edu

Biostatistics

1. Statistics applied to health and social sciences, more specifically, casual models, meta-analysis, among other specific topics.

2. Health promotion and prevention, some specific examples are, HIV, cancer, and obesity prevention, adherence to treatments, health behavior change.

3. Mental health, depression and anxiety.

4. Exercise, for example, exercise interventions to reduce blood pressure.

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics,

Department of Allied Health Sciences,

Statistics Department, Department of Community Medicine (School of Medicine), &

Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention

University of Connecticut

Wilson González-Espada

w.gonzalez-espada@moreheadstate.edu

Science Education, Science Communication

Science Education, Science Communication, Qualitative Social Science Research, Quantitative Social Science Research

Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics; College of Science and Technology; Morehead State University; Morehead, Kentucky

Ciencia PR Member