Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Zoology Department, UPR- Medical Sciences Campus

Interplay between microbial and immune cells in HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer The main goals of my laboratory are to characterize the immune mechanisms involved in tumor development, metastasis,and treatment to uncover new therapeutic targets and improve survivalof patients with HNSCC. As a basic and translational immunology researcher, I have focused on characterizing immune mechanisms modulating the…

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Medical Zoology, UPR-Medical Sciences Campus

Supplement Titled: Association of Gut Microbiota with Alzheimer Disease in Puerto Ricans PI: Dr. Vanessa Sepulveda I am a Microbial Ecologist specializing in microbial community structure and function in humans and animals, integrating metagenomic data with ecology, physiology and bioinformatics. I am currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Medical Zoology, and my lab…

Ailed M. Cruz Collazo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher Department of Biochemistry UPR-Medical Sciences Campus

RAC/CDC42 INHIBITORS AS NEW DRUGS FOR PANCREATIC CANCER Project description: Demonstrate the efficacy of Rac/Cdc42 inhibitors as new drugs for pancreatic cancer using pancreatic cancer mouse models, and the effect on tumor microenvironment from pancreatic cancer patient’s tissue.