Dr. Riccardo Papa’s Science Magazine Publication

Dr. Riccardo Papa is Coordinator of the Puerto Rico INBRE Sequencing and Genotyping Facility. Here he makes yet another exceptional contribution to Science Magazine in this recent publication that incorporates his world-class research conducted with independent funding support from NSF at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.

Best Poster Award

At the recent Southeast Regional IDeA Conference held in Louisville, KY, November 6-8, 2019, Graduate Student Elizabeth Castro Rivera received recognition for the “Best Poster Award” in the category of Cancer Research.

Hydrogen Peroxide, Dopamine, and Serotonin: Overlapping Chemical Systems Contribute to the Control of Dyskinetic Movements in the Rat During Chronic L-DOPA Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Leslie A. Sombers, Associate Professor of Chemistry, W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, University Faculty Scholar, North Carolina University – Date: Monday, November 25, 2019 – Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM (Lunch will be provided) – Place: UPR – Medical Sciences Campus, 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.


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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