Congratulations to our exceptional students for their outstanding achievements and well-deserved awards in the recent SEIDeA23 meeting! Your dedication, perseverance, and remarkable talents have not only elevated your individual profiles but have also enriched our entire community. Your accomplishments serve as an inspiration to us all, and we look forward to witnessing your continued success in the future. Well done!
First Place: Microbiome in Health & Disease Category
First Place: Community Based Participatory Research Category
Third Place: Other Category
Honorable Mention: Cancer Category
Honorable Mention: Microbiome in Health & Disease Category
On March 31 2023, the Vice Presidency for Research and Innovation of the University of Puerto Rico and latinasteam.com recognized the scientific contributions of Doctors Emma Fernandez Repollet and Filipa Godoy-Vitorino in a ceremony in Rio Piedras, entitled “Symposium the Power of Women in the Science", celebrating the trajectory of outstanding women in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) from the 11 campuses of the UPR.
We congratulate Dr. Filipa Godoy for receiving recognition as “Best INBRE Presentation" in her session by the NISBRE 2022 Organizing Committee. This symposium hosted a competitive field of distinguished young INBRE, COBRE, and CTR investigators selected among all 24 IDeA states to be presenters. We therefore wish to congratulate all the oral presenters as well as our virtual poster presenters at this symposium for their outstanding presentations. Winners in other sessions and categories are listed below.
NISBRE 2022 Presentation Winners
PR-INBRE postdoc Dr. Ailed Cruz-Collazo won best poster at the PRSTRT Forward Symposium
The INBRE postdoc Dr. Ailed Cruz-Collazo won best poster at the PRSTRT Forward Symposium for her poster titled: “Pre-clinical efficacy of the Rac/Cdc42 inhibitor MBQ-167 in combination therapy with Paclitaxel.” Authors: Ailed M. Cruz-Collazo1, Olga Katsara2, Elizabeth Salvo2, Jean Ruiz1, Robert J Schneider2, and Suranganie Dharmawardhane1,3
Best Poster Presentation SACNAS 2022
Congrats to Travis Santana Lopez, Dr. Natasha De León student! Travis was recipient of the SACNAS 2022 best poster presentation (Title: Insights into the health risk imposed by bacteria associated with Saharan dust events through the understanding of the pathogenic pathways and antibiotic resistance genes.) for life sciences 2022!
Congratulations Dr. Suranganie Dharmawardhane
We congratulate Dr. Suranganie Dharmawardhane, PR-INBRE Program Coordinator, for her new DoD grant award on “Translational Development of MBQ-167 as Targeted Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer”.
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AWARD
The Puerto Rico INBRE Program congratulates Dr. Beatriz Zayas who has been awarded a grant from the EnTRUST Program of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust Technology Transfer Office.