The 21 principal investigators associated with the MSRC work on myriad research areas. These investigators have published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and being awarded over $150 M in grants. The MSRC strives to train and educate the next generation of scientific innovators.
Dr. Arthur Tinoco
Use of inorganic compounds for therapeutic applications
Dr. Abimael Rodríguez
Elucidation and synthesis of marine natural products.
Dr. A. Valance Washington
Development of treatments for cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases.
Dr. Abel Baerga Ortiz
Study of bacterial mechanisms related to 1) the production of biofuels and 2) the promotion of inflammatory processes in humans.
Dr. Brad R. Weiner
Nanoparticles in the detection and treatment of different types of cancer. Development of sensors and portable devices for monitoring human health.
Dr. Carlos González
Control of gene expression.
Dr. Carlos R. Cabrera
Development of electrochemical devices for 1) early detection of cancer and 2) water purification on the International Space Station. Development of Nanomaterials for energy production.
Dr. Carmen Cadilla
Genetic disorders that impact the Puerto Rican population.
Dr. Cornelis Vlaar
Organic molecules with biological activity to be used as enzyme inhibitors as well as therapeutic agents. Biologically active molecules.
Dr. Dalice Piñero Cruz
Metal complexes with applications in nanomedicine and environmental nanotechnology.
Dr. Eduardo Nicolau
Development of synthetic materials for water purification and tissue regeneration.
Dr. Gerardo Morell
Nanomaterials to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria and to antibiotics and to improve Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) contrast agents.
Dr. José Lasalde-Dominicci
Analysis and stabilization of receptors associated with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s conditions.
Optimization of candidate molecules for HIV.
Dr. José M. Rivera Ortiz
Supramolecular chemistry to solve biomedical problems.
Dr. Marvin Bayro
Development of methods to understand the dynamics and formation of viruses.
Dr. Riccardo Papa
DNA changes and their impact on the physical characteristics, diversification, and adaptations in living things.
Dr. Torsten Stelzer
Continuous industrial crystallization and process engineering for continuous drug manufacturing.
Dr. Vilmalí López
Crystallization and controlled packaging of molecules for drug, agrochemical development, and electrical materials.
Dr. Walter Silva
Cellular and molecular physiology of the brain and vascular cells.