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At present, there are about 44 participants in the MBRS-RISE Undergraduate Scholars Program. The program is designed to increase their academic achievement in a solid science curriculum; integrate them into their major department and university communities; expose them to the biomedical sciences and scientists; enhance their academic achievement; and to lay the foundation for their eventual successful research careers in the biomedical sciences.

 

Also, participating students develop solid skills in mathematics, basic sciences, and the English language.  They are well motivated to follow careers in the biomedical sciences through interaction with science faculty and other biomedical scientists and through their participation in solid research experiences. The participation of MBRS-RISE students in research is about 10-15 hours per week during the academic year and full-time during the summer.

In summary, the traditional undergraduate experience is enhanced through student participation in co-curricular activities such as seminars, workshops, special courses, and strong opportunities for year-round participation in contemporary research under the direction of a UPR faculty member. 

 

 

Participating students:

 

Develop solid skills in mathematics, basic sciences, and the English language and use these to support high academic achievement in rigorous undergraduate majors in the natural and behavioral sciences and mathematics; are motivated to careers in the biomedical sciences through interaction with science faculty and other biomedical scientists and participation in solid research experiences;
are prepared for the transition from undergraduates to Ph.D. students

 

Freshman Students:

 

Name
Major Department
Advisor
Ríos Droz, Bryan
Biology
Dra. Carmen Hernández
Torres Claudio, Elizabeth
Biology
Dra. Tania Malavé
Torres Dávila, Fernand E.
Physics
Dr. Luis Rosa
Rodríguez Martínez, Jan D.
Microbiology
Dra. Iliana Rodríguez

Serrano Flores, Jean C.

Chemical Engineering
Dr. Rogelio Furlán
Díaz Vázquez, José A.
Biology
Dr. Edwin Traverso
Lozada Bado, Lianette S.
Microbiology
Dr. Gabriel Barleta
De Jesús Morales, Kevin R.
Microbiology
Dr. Hector Ayala
Zayed Badwan, Osamah
Biology
Dra. Iris Velázquez
Velázquez Vega, Luis E.
Biology
Dra. Tania Malavé
Ortiz Piccard, Selina
Chemistry
Dr. Ernesto Esteban

 

Sophomore Students:

 

Name
Major Department
Advisor
Castro Torres, Jorge L.
Physics
Dr. Rogelio Furlán
Colón Amill, Daniel
Physics
Dr. Luis Rosa
Cruz Tato, Perla E.
Industrial Chemistry
Dr. Gabriel Barleta
De la Rosa Reyes, Valeria
Biology
Dra. Carmen Hernandez
Figueroa De León, José A.
Biology
Dra. Debora Parrilla
Lazú Arroyo, Carlos A.
Industrial Chemistry
Dr. Gabriel Barleta
Reyes Ruiz, Valeria M.
Microbiology
Dr. Hector Ayala
Sánchez García, Jonathan
Marine Biology
Dra. Carmen Hernandez
Sánchez Rodríguez, José J.
Industrial Chemistry
Dr. Ezio Fasoli
Sepúlveda Ortiz, José I.
Mathemathics
Dr. Pablo Negrón
Martínez Guzmán, Osiris
Biology
Dr. Ezio Fasoli
Vega Maldonado, Francisco J.
Biology
Dra. Tania Malavé

Placeres Beltrán, Angel L.

Industrial Chemistry
Dra. Iliana Rodríguez

 

 

Junior Students

 

Name
Major Department
Advisor
Rosado Rodríguez, Reynaldo R.
Biology
Dra. Carmen Hernández
González Rodríguez, Gerardo
Biology
Dr. Rogelio Furlán
Colón Córdova, John P.
Physics
Dr. Luis Rosa
Santiago, Kiara M.
Industrial Chemistry
Dr. Margarita Ortiz
Kevin Pizarro Miller
Industrial Chemistry
Dr. Iliana Rodríguez
Torres Claudio, Valerie
Industrial Chemistry
Dra. Margarita Ortiz
Martínez Rosario, Ileanne
Chemistry
Dr. Margarita Ortiz

 

 

Name
Major Department
Advisor
Alvira Piñero, José
Physics
Dr. Luis Rosa
López Mojica, Ninoshka P.
Biology
Dra. Margarita Ortiz
Alvarez Estrella, Jaime L.
Industrial Chemistry
Dra. Margarita Ortiz
Agosto Serrano, Pierina D.
Biology
Dr. Ernesto Esteban
Wong Li, Freddy
Industrial Chemistry
Dr. Luis Rosa
De la Rosa Rosario, Verónica
Biology
Dr. Ernesto Esteban
Pérez Pérez, Nivette M.
Marine Biology
Prof. Cedal García
Amaro Fuentes, William
Industrial Chemistry
Dr. Ajay Kumar
Millán Molina, Joel
Industrial Chemistry
Dr. Antonio Alegria
Barbosa Centeno, Xenia
Physics
Prof. Idalia Ramos
Ayala Morant, Ana V.
Biology
Dr. Mirna Rivera
De Jesús Feliciano, Delimarie
Industrial Chemistry
Dr. Mirna Rivera
Berrios Cádiz, Fernando E.
Mathemathics
Dr. Pablo Negrón

 

 

 

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