Seminar Tour 2020: Genome Reduction and Bacterial Virulence using Plague as a Model

Presented by Dr. Scott A. Minnich – Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – Time: 1:30PM – 2:30 PM – Place: Ana G. Méndez University,  Cupey Campus, José Méndez González Building, 2nd FL, CEDEC

Seminar Tour 2020: E. coli O157:H7 Pathogenesis

Presented by Dr. Carolyn Hovde-Bohach – Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM – Place: Inter American University Metropolitan Campus John W. Harris Bldg. Room 318

Seminar Tour 2020: Critique of Long-term Evolution Experiments

Presented by Dr. Carolyn Hovde-Bohach and Dr. Scott Minnich – Date: Thursday, January 14, 2020 – Time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM – Place: UPR-Medical Sciences Campus, Guillermo Arbona Building 6th Fl. Amphitheater

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The Administrative Core will provide the programmatic direction to the entire Program. The Administrative core will organize all Steering Committee meetings, as well as the External Advisory Committee meetings.


Bioinformatics always played a central role in the HPCf plans, and in 2001 the Bioinformatics Resource Core (BiRC) was established with support from NCRR BRIN (now PR-INBRE) program.


The STCE Core establishes a working communication network between INBRE PUIs and graduate-level mentoring institutions, the PR-IFS and pharmaceutical industry representatives in Puerto Rico.


The CRI cores impact the development of the INBRE network by supporting further integration with existing as well as newly created infrastructure at mentoring institutions and other affiliated institutions and programs.


Developmental Research Project Program: Here is a list of researchers that are currently being supported by PRINBRE, sub-projects remaining from previous funding cycles and new funded sub-projects.


Undergrad Students
Grad Students
Grant Funds (Millions)



The ChEMTox Biotesting Facility at Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) affiliated to the School of Environmental Affairs provides services for the toxicity testing of novel and natural substances on human or animal cell cultures.


The MRC offers scientific and technical support via metabolomics service, scientific seminars and training workshops for students and researchers in Puerto Rico.


The Translational Proteomics Center provides training, resources, and tools for new and established investigators seeking to use innovative approaches of proteomics to their research.


The long-term goal of the Center for Genomics in Health Disparities and Rare Diseases (CGHDRD) is to provide the critical environment that will enable high quality translational and biomedical research in pharmacogenomics, human genetics and genomics, molecular biology.

Sequencing and Genotyping

The main goal of the Sequencing and Genotyping Facilty (SGF) is to provide researchers, students and faculty from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean access to state-of-the-art equipment, technology and technicians who are committed to helping investigators produce the highest quality data.


José Rodriguez-Medina, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Juan Lopez Garriga, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator

Carmen Cadilla, Ph.D.

CRI Core Director

Jaime Seguel, Ph.D.

BiRC Core Co Director

Humberto Ortiz, Ph.D.

BiRC Core Director

José Rodriguez Orengo, Ph.D.

STCE Core Director

Su Dharmawardane, Ph.D.

DRPP Core Director