The Minority Biomedical Research Support
Support of Continuous Research Excellence
(MBRS-SCORE) Program

Principal Investigators and Current Research Projects


Blagburn, Jonathan School of Medicine
Dept of Physiology
Inst. Neurobiology
SC2 Engrailed and the Control of Synaptic Circuitry in Drosophila 1SC2NS065384-01 NINDS
Neurological Disorders and Stroke
9/15/08 to 7/31/2011
Chavez, Ligia Dean of Academic Affairs
Behavioral Sciences Research Institute
SC1 Cultural Development of an Adolescent Mental Health Quality of Life Instrument 1SC1HD060888-01 NICHD
Child Health and Human Development
9/18/08 to 8/31/2013
Irizarry-Ramirez, Margarita Dean of Academic Affairs
College of Health Related Professions
SC3 Identification of Prostate Cancer Stage in Hispanics Using Serum Protein Profile 1SC3GM084769-01 NIGMS
General Medical Sciences
8/8/08 to 7/31/2012
Jimenez-Rivera, Carlos School of Medicine
Dept of Physiology
SC1 Alpha adrenoceptors modulate VTA and PFC in cocaine sensitization 1SC1GM084854-01 NIGMS
General Medical Sciences
9/1/08 to 8/31/2012
Kensler, Robert School of Medicine
Dept of Anatomy
SC1 Cardiac Muscle: Functional Role of Myosin - Binding Protein C in Contraction 1SC1HL096017-01 NIHLBD
Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases
8/15/08 to 7/31/2012
Perez-Torres, Marianela School of Pharmacy
Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences
SC2 Novel Mechanisms of EGFR Gene Expression Regulation 1SC2GM084789-01 NIGMS
General Medical Sciences
8/1/08 to 7/31/2011
Rodriguez-Medina, Jose School of Medicine
Dept of Biochemistry
SC1 Signaling iteractions in cytokinesis, cell wall biogenesis, and growth in fungi 1SC1AI081658-01 NIAID
Allergy and Infectious Diseases
8/1/08 to 7/31/2012
Torres-Ramos, Carlos School of Medicine
Dept of Physiology
SC1 Interaction Between DNA Repair and Antioxidant Genes During Aging 1SC3GM084759-01 NIGMS
General Medical Sciences
6/1/08 to 5/31/2011
Miller, Mark School of Medicine
Dept. of Anatomy
Inst. Neurobiology
201 Blvd del Valle
Old San Juan PR 00901
SC3 Co-transmitters and the Regulation of Motor Systems 1SC3GM087200-01
Suranganie F. Dharmawardhane School of Medicine
Dept of Biochemistry
Piso 6, Lab. A-633
SC3 Molecular targets of soy isoflavones in breast cancer progression 1SC3GM084824-01 NGA Pending
Vera, Mildred Graduate School of Public Health/Faculty of Biosocial Sciences
Piso 3, Lab. B-366
SC1 CBT for Latinos with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the General Medical Sector NGA Pending
Torres Bauzá, Luis José School of Medicine
Dept. of Microbiology
Piso 3, Lab. B-321
SC3 Molecular analysis of oriT-independent transfer in the gonococcal R-plasmids 1SC3GM084771-01A1
Ortiz, Ana Patricia Graduate School of Public Health/Dept of Biostatistics and Epidemiology SC2 Population-based study of the prevalence of Cervical Human Papilomavirus (HPV) infection in the anogenital area of Puerto Rican women. NGA Pending

Further information on each faculty member's research interests are in the Faculty Research Interests section of the RCMI website under the department in which he or she holds their academic appointment.

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