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CURRICULUM VITAE


NAME :

FELIX A. CASTRODAD-ORTIZ

ADDRESS :

Department of Biology
University of Puerto Rico - Humacao
100 Road 901
Humacao, Puerto Rico 00791 - 0043

TELEPHONE :

(787) 850-0000 ext. 9189 or (787) 850-9388 Fax: (787) 850 - 9439

ELECTRONIC MAIL :

 felix.castrodad@upr.edu or felixacastrodad@hotmail.com

EDUCATION :

1986 - PhD in Cell Biology
University of Puerto Rico
Río Piedras Campus
Thesis work: Cilia Regeneration in Tetrahymena as a Model System for Hormone Action in a Protozoan Cell

 

1972 - M.S. in Biology
University of Puerto Rico
Río Piedras Campus
Thesis work: Studies of certain chemical aspects of the microtubules present in the pellicles of Tetrahymena pyriformis

 

1966 - B.S. in Biology
University of Puerto Rico
Río Piedras Campus

ADDITIONAL TRAINING :

1994 - Research on Monoclonal Antibodies
Neurobiology Laboratory
Dr. José E. García Arrarás
University of Puerto Rico
Río Piedras Campus
San Juan, Puerto Rico
- PCR Workshop
Center for Microbial Ecology
University of Michigan
In Humacao University College

 

1994 - Recombinant DNA Workshop
Drs. J. C. Martínez - Cruzado, N. Diffott, and D. Ramírez
University of Puerto Rico
Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

 

1987 - Environmental Geology
Short Course
Dr. José Molinelli
University of Puerto Rico
Río Piedras Campus
San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

1986 - Scanning Electron Microscopy
Dr. David Phillips
The Population Council New York, NY

 

1985 - Techniques for cAMP analysis
Dr. Sam Henna
The University of Texas
Texas Medical Center
Houston, Texas USA

 

1978 - Recombinant DNA: Techniques and Implications
Short Course
Michigan State
University of Michigan, USA

 

1977 - Molecular Techniques for Developmental Analysis
International Cell Research Organization in collaboration
with UNESCO
San Juan, PR

 

1977 - Antibiotics Workshop
Puerto Rico Society for Microbiology

 

1975 - Various workshops in non-traditional education
Miami Dade Community College
Florida, USA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:

Present - Professor of Biology
Microbiology Program Coordinator
University of Puerto Rico
Humacao Campus

 

Microbiology, Cell Biology, Responsible Conduct in Biomedical
Research and General Biology
1998/2002 MARC Program Director

 

1995 / 1998 Coordinator
Summer Camp for Gifted Science Students
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
UPR Humacao

 

1991-93 Chancellor
UPR Humacao Campus

 

1990-91 Associate Academic Affairs Dean - Science
UPR Humacao

 

1987-89 Technical Support Scientist
Abbott Diagnostic, Inc.
Barceloneta, PR

 

1986 Director
Summer Camp for Gifted Science Students
UPR Humacao

 

Director
Science Academy for Gifted Science Students
UPR Humacao

 

1984-86 MARC Faculty Fellow-Graduate Studies in Cell Biology

 

1981-83 Research Assistant and Graduate Student
University of Puerto Rico
Río Piedras Campus

 

1978-81 Associate Professor of Biology
University of Puerto Rico
Humacao Campus
Microbiology and General Biology

 

1974-78 Assistant Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biology
University of Puerto Rico
Humacao Campus

 

1973-77 Assistant Professor
University of Puerto Rico
Humacao Campus
Microbiology and General Biology

 

970-72 Instructor
University of Puerto Rico
Humacao Campus
General Biology

 

1967-69 Research Assistant and Graduate Student
University of Puerto Rico
Río Piedras Campus

 

1966-67 Laboratory Instructor and Laboratory Technician
University of Puerto Rico
Humacao Campus

 

1962-66 Undergraduate Student and Research Assistant
University of Puerto Rico
Río Piedras and Medical Sciences Campus

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:

1980 - 1997 Television writer and consultant.
Writer and scientific consultant for a 10 chapters television serie about the Puerto Rican environment (OIKOS TV series). Agenda Abierta

 

1979 Consultant in Audio-tutorial learning models for the Catholic University of
Puerto Rico and The Turabo University of Puerto Rico

 

1978-79 Consultant and writer for the Department of Education, Government of
Puerto Rico

 

1978 Special Lecturer in the Second and Third “Seminario Intensivo de
Producción Audiovisual”
Puerto Rico Association of Educational Technology

 

1970 Television Animator
In charge of a one year television series of programs in Biology and
Ecology

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: American Association for the Advancement of Science ( A A A S )

Puerto Rico Society of Microbiologist( P R M S ) - President 1995 - 1996

American Society for Microbiology ( A S M )

Caribbean Society of Biotechnology( CSB )

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS:

1997 - 98 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

 

University of Puerto Rico Productivity Award

 

1984-86 MARC Faculty Fellow

 

1983 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges

 

1982 Graduate Student Representative

 

1979 Outstanding Young American

1968 -1997 Science Fair Judge

 

1967 Secretary - Treasurer Puerto Rico Science Teacher Association

LANGUAGES:
 

Speak, read, and write Spanish and English

RESEARCH INTEREST:

Cell to cell communication in unicellular and simple systems
Evolution of communication

PUBLICATIONS:

José L. Roig, Félix A. Castrodad & José E. García Arrarás (1995)
Regeneration-Specific Monoclonal Antibodies in the Sea Cucumber Holothuria glaberrima
Research Congress, Interamerican University
San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

Félix A. Castrodad, F. Renaud, J. Ortiz and D. Phillips (1988)
Biogenic Amines Stimulate the Regeneration of Cilia in Tetrahymena thermophila
Journal of Protozoology, Vol. 35, pages 260-264

 

Fernando L. Renaud, Félix A. Castrodad and José Joglar
Cilia Regeneration in Tetrahymena: A model System for the Regulation of Cell Morphogenesis
In the European Developmental Biology Congress
Helsinki, Finland (June 1987)

 

Julio Ortiz Báez and Félix A. Castrodad (1986)
Multihormonal Control of the Cilia Regeneration in Tetrahymena
21st ACS Junior Technical Meeting
UPR, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

Fernando L. Renaud, Félix A. Castrodad, V. Colón, B. González and V. Quiñones (1985)
Vertebrate Hormones as Regulators in a Protozoan Cell
Journal of Cell Biology Abstracts - Vol. 101
Abs. Num. 1845 (page 489a)

 

José Vale, B. Carrasquillo, F. Castrodad and F. Renaud (1983)
Some Factors Involved in the Regulation of Cilia Regeneration in Tetrahymena
Eleven Annual MBRS Symposium
Washington, D.C.
Abstract Num. 367

 

N. Ortiz, O. M. Rodríguez, T. Candelas, F. Castrodad and G. Candelas (1983)
Cell-free Translation of a Fibroin Template RNA
Journal of Cell Biology, Abstracts, Vol. 97
Abs. Num. 1659 (pate 439a)
N. Ortiz, O. M. Rodríguez, T. Candelas, F. Castrodad and G. Candelas (1983)
Cell-free Translation of a Fibroin Message
5th Ann. Research Week, Medical Sciences Campus
Abs. Num. A 105

 

Félix A. Castrodad, N. Colón Cano, A. Ma. del LLano and F. Fuentes (1979)
Microbiology Laboratory Manual for Nursing - mimeograph
Department of Biology, Humacao University College
221 pages
(Revised in 1984 by Professor Olga M. Castro and Rhynna M. Soto)

  1970-72 Audio-tutorial Laboratory Modules in :

a) Biological Important Macromolecules
b) Evolution of Reproduction
c) Developmental Biology
d) Ecology
e) Excretory Systems of Animals
(mimeograph)

Department of Biology
Humacao University College - Humacao, Puerto Rico

 

1971 The Coral Reef of Puerto Rico - mimeograph
A Survey, General Characteristics and Ecological Aspects of the Coastal
Reef of Puerto Rico
12 pages
Department of Biology, Humacao University College

 

1971 Ecological Formations of Puerto Rico (mimeograph)
A Survey of the main Ecological Formations of the Island
Covering aspects of development, description, typical ecological
characteristics, plants and animals associated with them
In collaboration with Professor Héctor L. Ayala
25 pages
Department of Biology, Humacao University College

 

1971 The Mangroves of Puerto Rico (mimeograph)
A Survey, General Characteristics and Ecological Aspects of the Puerto Rican Mangrove Forest
10 pages
Department of Biology, Humacao University College

PRESENTATIONS:

1986 Cilia regeneration as a model system for hormone control in protozoan cells
Research Day
Humacao University College

 

1986 Hormonal control of phagocytosis and cilia regeneration in Tetrahymena
thermophila
Student Congress on Scientific Research
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus

 

1986 Multihormonal control of cilia regeneration and phagocytosis
Scientific Congress
Carolina Regional College
Carolina, Puerto Rico

 

1985 Cilia regeneration and phagocytosis as model systems for hormonal action in Tetrahymena
IX Congress of Scientific Research
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

SPECIAL COMMITTEES
AND BOARDS:

1992 to 2002 Board Member and President of the Board 1996 -1999
Puerto Rico Evangelical Seminary

 

1990 to present Board Member
Caguas Baptist College

 

1989 Advisory Board of the Council of Higher Education for the Evaluation of the Science Program of the Interamerican University Aguadilla

 

1976 Proposal for the BS in Marine Biology at Humacao University College

 

1975-76 Professor in charge of Man and the Environment
Spanish Version of the TV course

 

1975 Member Academic Senate of the Regional College Administration

 

1973-76 Member of the Administrative Board of the Humacao Regional College

  1973 Steering Committee - Middle States Association for the Evaluation of the
Humacao Regional College (1973)