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Research Development

Principal Investigators

NIH Merit and RO1 Awards

Research Center for Excellence

NIH Career Awards

NSF Career Awards

NIH U54 Awards

Institutional Research Program Awards



NIH Merit and RO1 Awards

Dr. Steven N. Treistman
Dr. Steven N. Treistman
Medical Sciences Campus

NIH Merit Award R37AA12054
Ethanol Action on Ion Channels in Artificial Bilayers

NIH R01AA08003
Alcohol Action on Nerve Terminals and Cell Bodies

NIH R01AA018038
The Role of BK Channel Composition in Alcohol Tolerance and Consumption

NIH R01AA017920
Mirna Regulation of Gene Expression In Alcohol Tolerance And Withdrawal

 Dr. Guillermo Bernal
Dr. Guillermo Bernal
Río Piedras Campus
NIH R01MH067893
Parent Intervention in CBT for Depressed Latino Youth

Dr. Kaumudi Joshipura
Dr. Kaumudi Joshipura
Medical Sciences Campus
NIH R01DE017176
Periodontitis, Biomarkers and Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. Gregory Quirk
Dr. Gregory Quirk
Medical Sciences Campus
NIH R01MH058883
Prefrontal Amygdala Interaction in Fear Conditioning

NIH R01MH081975
Translational Studies of Prefrontal Control of Fear Extinction

Dr. Nelson Varas
Dr. Nelson Varas
Río Piedras Campus

NIH R01MH080694
AIDS Stigma among Health Professionals in Puerto Rico


Dr. Michael Clatts
Medical Sciences Campus
NIH R01DA022170
Diffusion of HIV-1 among Drug Using Men in SE Asia

NIH R01DA016188
Male IDUs in Viet Nam: Ethno-Epidemiology of HIV Risk
Dr. Walter Frontera
Dr. Walter Frontera
Medical Sciences Campus
NIH R01 AG01884 *
Lower extremity muscle power and function in the elderly

*PI: Roger Fielding
Grantee Institution: Tufts University Boston

Dr. Loyda Melendez
Dr. Loyda Melendez
Medical Sciences Campus

NIH R01 MH083516
Modulation of Cystatins and Cathepsins in HIV-1 Neuropatogenesis
Dr. Ann Macpherson-Sanchez
Dr. Ann Macpherson-Sanchez
Mayaguez Campus

NIH R01 HL091826
Using Community Based Participatory Research To Improve Health In Children
Dr. Edmundo Kraiselburd
Dr. Edmundo Kraiselburd
Medical Sciences Campus

NIH R01 AI084142*
Cellular Innate Activation as a Tactic to Prevent HIV-1 Transmission

*Grantee Institution: Wistar Institute, Pennsylvania

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Research Center for Excellence

Dr. Glorisa Canino
Dr. Glorisa Canino
Medical Sciences Campus
NIH P60MD002261
UPR-CHA Research Center of Excellence: Making a Difference for Latino Health

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NIH Career Awards

Dr. Kaumudi Joshipura
Dr. Kaumudi Joshipura
Medical Sciences Campus
NIH K24DE016884
Clinical Research and Mentoring in Oral Epidemiology
Dr. Evangelia Morou
Dr. Evangelia Morou
Medical Sciences Campus

K23DE015285
Urease Activity and Dental Caries in Children
Dr. Marcia Cruz
Dr. Marcia Cruz
Medical Sciences Campus

NIH K22CA115913
Clinicopathology of IGF2 loss of imprinting in colon neoplasia

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NSF Career Awards

Dr. Carlos Rinaldi
Dr. Carlos Rinaldi
Mayagüez Campus

NSF 547150
Response of Novel Suspensions of Magnetic Nanoparticles to Time Varying Magnetic Fields
Dr. Manuel Rodríguez
Dr. Manuel Rodríguez
Mayagüez Campus

NSF 448184
Net Traveler: A Database Middleware System for Ubiquitous Data Access on Wide-Area Networks
Dr. Arturo  Hernandez
Dr. Arturo Hernández
Mayagüez Campus

NSF 546370
A Research and Education Program in Nanostructured Materials for Adsorption Based Separations at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

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NIH U54 Awards

Dr. Carmen Zorrilla
Dr. Carmen Zorrilla
Medical Sciences Campus

U54RR019507
Puerto Rico Comprehensive Center for HIV Disparities
Dr. Walter Frontera
Dr. Walter Frontera
Medical Sciences Campus
NIH U54CA096297
PRCC/MDACC: Partners for Excellence in Cancer Research
Dr. Edmundo Kraiselburd
Dr. Edmundo Kraiselburd
Medical Sciences Campus

NIH 5U54NS043011
A Caribbean Project for Clinical and Basic Neuroscience Research
Dr. José García Arrarás
Dr. José García Arrarás
Medical Sciences Campus

U54NS039405
Specialized Program in Cellular & Molecular Neurobiology

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Institutional Research Program Awards

Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet Dr. José Conde
Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet and Dr. José Conde
Medical Sciences Campus

NIH G12RR003051
RCMI Program University of Puerto Rico Multidisciplinary Collaborative Research Program
Dr. Julio Benabe
Dr. Julio Benabe
Medical Sciences Campus

NIH P20RR01126
Medical Sciences Clinical Research Development Center
Dr. Carmen Cadilla
Dr. Carmen Cadilla
Medical Sciences Campus

NIH R25GM061838
MBRS-RISE at the UPR-Medical Sciences Campus
Dr. Augusto Elías
Dr. Augusto Elías
Medical Sciences Campus

NIH U24DE015003
Research Infrastructure Pathway in Centered Oral Epidemiology
Dr. Fernando A. González
Dr. Fernando A. González
Río Piedras Campus

NIH P20 RR016470
Alliance for the Advancement of Biomedical Research Excellence in Puerto Rico
Dr. Reginald Morales
Dr. Reginald Morales
Río Piedras Campus

NIH R25GM061151
Support for University Biomedical Excellence at UPR-RP

NIH T34GM007821
Rio Piedras Marc U*Star Development Program
Dr. Estela Estapé
Dr. Estela Estapé
Medical Sciences Campus

NIH R25RR017589
Clinical Research Education and Career Development in Minority Institution
Dr. Walter Silva
Dr. Walter Silva
Medical Sciences Campus

NIH S06GM008224
MBRS SCORE Program at the UPR Medical Sciences Campus
Dr. Edmundo Kraiselburd
Dr. Edmundo Kraiselburd
Medical Sciences Campus

NIH U24RR018108
Enhancement Of The CPRC-SPF Rhesus Monkey Program
Dr. Brad Weiner
Dr. Brad Weiner
Río Piedras Campus

NSF Award: 701525
Infrastructure Building Towards an Institute for Functional Nanomaterials (IFN) in Puerto Rico
Dr. Elvira Cuevas
Dr. Elvira Cuevas
Río Piedras Campus

NSF Award:0734826
Center for Applied Tropical Ecology and Conservation: Biodiversity Conservation Under the Scenario of Climate Change
Dr. Manuel Gómez
Dr. Manuel Gómez
Resource Center for Science and Engineering

NSF Award: 0601843
Puerto Rico Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Phase IV: Sustaining Numerical Goals and Building Permanent Pathways to Graduate Studies
Dr. Nicholas Brokaw
Dr. Nicholas Brokaw
Río Piedras Campus

NSF Award: 620910
Luquillo LTER Program 4: Understanding Changes in the Ecosystem of Northeastern Puerto Rico
Dr. Alonso Ramírez
Dr. Alonso Ramírez
Río Piedras Campus

NSF 552557
Undergraduate research on Tropical Ecosystems; From Forests to Cities
Dr. Idalia Ramos
Dr. Idalia Ramos
Humacao Campus

NSF Award: 353730
PENN-UPR Partnership for Research and Education in Materials
Dr. Isar Godreau
Dr. Isar Godreau
Cayey Campus

NIH P20MD001112
Developing Biomedical and Sociobehavioral Improvement Program
Dr. Samuel Hernández
Dr. Samuel Hernández
Mayagüez Campus

DOD Army
Center for the Development of Chemical Sensor Development
Dr. Ruperto Chaparro
Dr. Ruperto Chaparro
Mayagüez Campus

NOAA Sea Grant Program
Puerto Rico Sea Grant Program
Dr. Marcelo Suárez
Dr. Marcelo Suárez
Mayagüez Campus

NSF Award: 351449
Synergistic Partnership for Research and Education on Functional and Nanostructured Materials
Dr. Govind Nadatur
Dr. Govind Nadatur
Mayagüez Campus

NIH S06GM008103
MBRS-SCORE Program of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Dr. Miguel Vélez
Dr. Miguel Vélez
Mayagüez Campus

NSF 9986821
Lead Institution: Northeastern University Engineering Research Center for Subsurface Image Sensing
Dr. Sandra Cruz Pol
Dr. Sandra Cruz Pol
Mayagüez Campus

NSF 0313747
Lead Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere
Dr. Carlos Velazquez
Dr. Carlos Velazquez
Mayagüez Campus

NSF 0540855
Lead Institution: Rutgers University Center for Environmental Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing
Dr. Nayda Santiago
Dr. Nayda Santiago
Mayagüez Campus

NSF 9986860
Lead Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst Wireless Integrated Microsystems
Dr. Carlos Cabrera
Dr. Carlos Cabrera
Río Piedras Campus

Partnership project between NASA and the University of Puerto Rico
Center for Advanced Nanoscale Materials (CANM)

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