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Resource Providers at University of Puerto Rico

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AABRE Program: Functional Genomics Research Center

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The FGRc of the UPR is the only facility of its kind in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The unique infrastructure of the FGRc positions it to be the provider of expertise and services related to functional genomics research to academia, government and industry in Puerto Rico and abroad, all within one unique center.



AABRE Program: Human Genetics Center

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The lab has the following general goals: 1. To strengthen the scientific interactions between basic scientists and clinicians from the MSC and to enhance collaborations with international scientists working in molecular biology, human genetics, and infectious diseases; 2. To provide training, education, and support for the development of young scientists as well as established basic and clinical researchers with participation of internationally recognized leaders in the field; 3. To establish a centralized DNA, plasma and cell banking facility for storage of clinical samples from human blood or skin biopsies; 4. To provide basic services in molecular biology and human genetics; and 5. To initiate webcasting of training sessions in specialized areas in collaboration with the Center for Information Architecture in Research.



AABRE Program: Sequencing and Genotyping Facility

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

We are a low cost, fee-for-service facility designed to provide students and researchers in Puerto Rico with access to state-of-the-art equipment for collecting sequence and genotype data. We offer full service sequencing (reaction set-up, clean up, run and delivery) and fragment analysis data generation and offer personalized support to our users.



Abel Baerga-Ortiz Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Adelfa Serrano Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Adriana Baez Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Alan Preston Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Ana M. Espino Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Analysis Resource Center, Confocal Microscopy Core Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The purpose of this lab is to provide researchers and their staff with an accessible, state-of-the-art facility for qualitative and quantitative image analysis, and to provide access to confocal microscopes.



Animal Resources Center

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The Animal Resources Center (ARC) is a part of the Unit of Comparative Medicine at the Medical Sciences Campus (MSC) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), committed to offer quality services to the university community and private entities, which through an accredited and properly regulated facility, and highly qualified personnel, provides care and maintenance of animals to be used in research.



Annabell Segarra Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

"Our laboratory investigates the cellular and behavioral changes in response to exposure to natural and synthetic androgens. We are currently studying effects of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) on anxiety, reproductive behaviors and energy metabolism. Cellular substrates such as neuropeptides and neurotransmitters present in the hypothalamus and amygdala are possible candidates for modulation by AAS. Experiments are done both in vivo and in vitro. Results will provide novel information to understand the behavioral consequences of AAS induce cellular regulation from adolescents to adults." (http://www.md.rcm.upr.edu/anatomyneurobiology/jennifer_barreto_estrada.php)



Biomedical Informatics Research Core

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The bioinformatics core will carry out its mission of enhancing biomedical research in Puerto Rico by providing resources for research, education and training. These resources will work to advance these specific aims: 1. enhance biomedical research in PR by providing researchers with the bioinformatics tools and technical support they require to perform cutting-edge biomedical research; 2. enhance the computational biology research environment in Puerto Rico by establishing research collaborations with biomedical, computational and mathematics researchers; 3. enhance multidisciplinary research by developing new courses and educational materials in computational biology, statistics and bioinformatics in collaboration with research faculty and the Science and Technology Competency Enhancement (STCE) Core; 4. enhance research by promoting advanced networking between PRAABRE member institutions, to enable collaborative research on and off the island; 5. enhance biomedical research by promoting effective access to scientific literature and databases for the biomedical researchers in PRAABRE; and 6. enhance biomedical research by enabling effective management of bibliographic information by fostering the use of bibliographic software and applying it to literature searches, articles and references management and manuscript writing.



Bruno Marie Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Carlos A. Jiménez-Rivera Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Carlos Torres Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Cayo Santiago, Caribbean Primate Research Center

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

Cayo Santiago is one of the world's most renowned field sites for short term and longitudinal non-human primate studies. Its unique research value consists of:a stable and minimally disrupted long-term population management policy which allows investigators to plan and conduct longitudinal studies, an extensive and detailed computerized demographic database on the colony that provides information on individuals dating back to 1957, and DNA fingerprinting which is applied to confirm maternal and paternal relatedness of individuals.



Center Maternal and Child Oral Health

Type: Center

Summary:

The Center for Maternal and Child Oral Health (CSOMI) emphasizes early prevention of oral conditions in pregnant women and in children from infancy.



Center for Clinical Research and Health Promotion

Type: Laboratory



Center for Drug Information and Research

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The CDIR serves as the focal point for drug information, research, education, and service within the University of Puerto Rico - School of Pharmacy. The CDIR is the first academic-based research center in Puerto Rico solely dedicated to provide answers to drug related information inquires, health service research support consultations, and the development, implementation and evaluation of pharmacy educational programs. The mission of the CDIR is to improve drug therapy in Puerto Rico through drug information services, and educational, clinical and novel research initiatives.



Center for Environmental and Toxicological Research

Type: Center



Center for Genomics in Health Disparities and Rare Disorders

Type: Core Laboratory



Center for Sports Health and Exercise Sciences

Type: Center



Center for the Clinical Research and Health Promotion

Type: Center



Confocal Microscope Facility

Type: Core Laboratory



Conrado F. Asenjo Library

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The most comprehensive health sciences collection in Puerto Rico.



Cytopharmacology Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Type: Academic Department



Department of Environmental Health Core Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The department provides services and has a lab that provides a physical space for equipment and research by the faculty.



Dharmawardhane Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Diabetes and Cardiovascular Pharmacology Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Dipak K. Banerjee Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Diógenes Herreño Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Donald Dunbar Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Drug Analysis Pharmacokinetics Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Drug Discovery Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

This lab has a level 3 Tissue Culture Room (Room # B225)



Edna E. Aquino Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Elsa Cora Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Evangelia Morou Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Gastroenterology Research Unit

Type: Laboratory



Idali Martinez Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Industrial Hygiene

Type: Laboratory



Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Health

Type: Laboratory



Jorge Miranda-Massari Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Joshua Rosenthal Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



José G. Ortíz Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Laboratory # 8 Comprehensive Cancer Center

Type: Laboratory



Laboratory # 9 Comprehensive Cancer Center

Type: Laboratory



Laboratory #10, Comprehensive Cancer Center

Type: Laboratory



Laboratory of Airway Smooth Muscle Physiology

Type: Laboratory



Laboratory of Applied Nutrition and Anthropometry

Type: Laboratory



Laboratory of Environmental Health

Type: Laboratory



Laboratory of Fear Learning

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

Our lab studies the mechanisms of emotional regulation using extinction of conditioned fear. Much of what is known about extinction comes from animal models using Pavlovian fear conditioning. We found that a subregion of the prefrontal cortex, the infralimbic cortex (IL), is necessary for extinction (fear inhibition). Moreover, we found that another mPFC subregion, the prelimbic cortex (PL), is necessary for fear expression. We suggest that IL inhibits fear by inhibiting amygdala output, whereas PL drives fear by increasing amygdala output. In addition to our rat studies, we are now studying fear in humans, with the goal of developing new treatments for anxiety disorders.



Laboratory of Primate Morphology and Genetics

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

Laboratory of Primate Morphology and Genetics contains a 3689 collection of nonhuman primate skeletons.



MBRS-RISE Research Facility (Minority Biomedical Research Support and Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement)

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

The purpose of the MBRS Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program is to enhance the research enviroment at minority-seving institutions. The overall goal is to increase the interest, skills and competitiveness of students and faculty in pursuit of biomedical research careers.



MBRS-SCORE Research Facility

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The long-range objective of the MBRS SCORE Program at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus (UPR-MSC) is to develop productive health-related research programs among faculty, contribute to a supportive campus research environment, and stimulate under-represented minority students to enter careers in biomedical research. MBRS SCORE Program funding provides faculty an opportunity to generate sufficient data to present research results at national and international research forums, publish in peer-review journals, and apply for independent research support. The Program encourages the participation of developing investigators from throughout the Medical Sciences Campus with the expectation that this support will empower them to compete on a more equal basis with researchers from more gifted institutions.



Macromolecular X-ray Crystallography Core Facility

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

Facility is located at University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.



Manuel Diaz Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Maria J. Crespo Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Maria Sosa Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Maternal Infant Study Center

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The center is dedicated to scientific research, training of health professionals and service to women who live with AIDS. The program offers patients with a multidisciplinary team that provides medical, gynecologic-obstetrics, psychiatric, psychological and social work services. Also we provide research clinics with new medicines related with HIV.



Medical Mycology Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory



Miller Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Molecular Bacteriology Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Nelson Escobales Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



NeuroAIDS, Clinical Neurophysiology Lab

Type: Laboratory



NeuroAIDS, Peripheral Nerve Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Neurogeneration Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Nivia Pérez Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Pharmaceutical Research, Development, and Processing Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

Research in the design and development of novel drug products from preformulation, formulation, up to production including stability, quality and in-vitro in-vivo correlation, is performed. Solids, liquids and semisolids dosage form technology; pharmaceutical material characterization and performance; process analytical technology (PAT); controlled release and novel delivery systems such as nanotechnology, microspheres, liposomes, implants, microcapsules and mucoadhesives are studied.



Pharmaceutical Science Research Support Unit

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Support Unit responds directly to the Chair of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department. Its mission is to promote research by making available to offering our investigators instruments such as HPLCs, GC-MSs, NMR, among others and facilitating physical complementary spaces.



Pharmaceutical Sciences Department

Type: Laboratory



Pharmacology / Molecular Biology Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Philip Specht Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium, Biostatistic Core Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The goal of the Biostatistical Support Service is to provide investigators expert advice on proper study design and data analysis. The support includes consults with the center biostatistician, faculty consultants from the School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, and use of statistical software.



Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium, Core Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The core laboratory facility has the necessary equipment to provide each study with the initial specimen processing and handling required for shipping to a reference laboratory and for storage and maintenance at a sample repository. Laboratory procedures provided by the core laboratory are intended for research use only,and not for diagnostic; it may provide other specialized services for specific protocols on a case by case basis.



Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium, Nursing Services

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

These facilities contain three examination/study rooms, two gynecological examination rooms, two infusion rooms, one dental room, and one record room.



Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium, Patients Coordinator Services

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

Patient Coordinator Services is responsible for scheduling the subjects for the research-related appointments; her goal is to facilitate the participation of the subjects in the clinical studies in collaboration with the research staff and the investigators.



Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium, Research Subject Advocate

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The Research Subject Advocate's main responsibility is to assure that all steps are taken throughout any clinical research activity to protect the participating subjects and to ensure that their safety is given the highest priority. Also it is her responsibility to assure that all investigators/collaborators and CRC personnel are managing patient health information according to the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act.



Puerto Rico Health Services Research Institute

Type: Institute



RCMI Center for Genomics in Health Disparities and Rare Diseases

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

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. We aim to develop and strengthen a collaborative research environment by providing research infrastructure that supports the focal areas of research at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus (UPR-MSC), which encompass common diseases such as cancer, neurological and cardiovascular disorders as well as rare disorders, by improving the human and physical resources. The Center focuses these initiatives on externally funded, interdisciplinary, collaborative projects which enhance the quality of translational, biomedical and clinical research at the Medical Sciences Campus linked to health disparities and rare disorders in Puerto Rico and nationally. Collaborations with researchers at institutions outside of Puerto Rico or other RCMI institutions, as well as other academic units in the island and in the UPR system are encouraged.

The Center provides the necessary expertise to apply high throughput genotyping, expression profiling and sequencing technologies at the UPR-MSC. Specialized technical staff trains researchers at different levels of their scientific careers in supported technologies. Novel DNA and RNA isolation methodologies are applied to a diverse group of organisms and biological samples for nucleic acids sequence analysis in general.



RCMI Central Electron Microscopy Unit

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

"This lab maintains and operates electron microscope facilities for the faculty, investigators and students of the Medical Sciences Campus for research, training and diagnosis."

Service charges apply. Contact lab for details.



RCMI Flow Cytometry Unit

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The specific objectives of this unit are to provide access to flow cytometry technology resources to investigators, students, and technical personnel; to train users in the utilization of flow cytometry; instrumentation and in its multiple applications in biological research; to provide basic technical support in flow cytometry methodology to interested users of the facility, and to encourage the development of new methodology and applications in the area of flow cytometry. Provides specialized seminars in flow cytometry basic and clinical applications.



RCMI Infectious and Global Diseases Research Program

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The goal of the Infectious and Global Diseases Research Program (IGDRP) is to enhance the research capabilities for multidisciplinary collaborations that will lead to translational research in infectious and global diseases. The strategy to accomplish this goal is to provide access and support to advanced specialized technology that will enhance research capacity and promote activities that will improve interactions between clinicians and basic scientists and stimulate translational research. The IGDRP sponsors an “Infectious Diseases and Global Health Disparities Network” and a seminar series offered by worldwide recognized scientists to further enhance interactions between scientists working in infectious diseases within and outside Puerto Rico.



RCMI Shared Instrumentation Facility (Core Labs)

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

These laboratories house large, relatively expensive research instruments, which are shared among the faculty, students and staff on campus.



RCMI The Center for Information Technologies and Telecommunications

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The overall goal of the Center for Information Technologies and Telecommunications (CentIT2) is to provide specialized information technology services to support research, professional development and global interactions at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus. Collaboration from other information technology units from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus (MSC) and from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) System has been secured to provide access to their unique assets when necessary, avoiding duplication of resources.



RCMI Translational Neurosciences Program

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

A major objective of the Translational Neuroscience Program (TNP) is to provide a platform that integrates existing research resources and promotes collaboration between the basic and clinical neurosciences at the UPR-MSC. This program also increases interactions between MSC investigators and (1) neuroscientists throughout the UPR system (eleven campuses), (2) investigators associated with additional RCMI-supported disciplines (infectious disease, pharmacogenomics, proteogenomics), and (3) numerous partnering groups including the IDeA initiatives that support investigation at primarily undergraduate institutions.



RCMI Translational Proteomics Center

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The Translational Proteomics Center provides training, resources, and tools for new and established investigators seeking to use innovative approaches of proteomics to their research, as well as to undergraduate and graduate students in the biomedical field. The Center fosters collaborations and partnerships among researchers aiming to reduce health disparities, including infectious diseases, cancer, and neurological/neurodegenerative diseases.

Currently located at the second floor of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, Laboratory # 5.



Rafael García Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Robert Kensler Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Roberto Meléndez Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Sabana Seca Field Station, Caribbean Primate Research Center

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The Sabana Seca Field Station (SSFS) is the administrative headquarters for the Caribbean Primate Research Center, or CPRC. This area contains offices, a clinic, and laboratories for reproductive biology and bone densitometry, necropsy and maintenance buildings. It houses rhesus monkeys from the CS colony or from the CS genetic line.



Sabzali Javadov Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Sherly Pardo Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Susan Corey Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Sylvette Ayala Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Viral and Immunology Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Virology Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

Research interests include: immunogenicity and protective efficacy of multi-clade consensus ENV SHIV virus-like particle vaccine, cellular innate activation as a tactic to prevent HIV-1 transmission, molecular changes after serial DV infections in macaques, and immunization of rhesus macaques with a dengue vaccine candidate based on a Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis (VEE) replicon vector.



Walmor C. DeMello Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Walter Frontera Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



Walter Silva Laboratory

Type: Laboratory



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