Posters

The orders of the posters presented here will not necessarily be in the same order you will experience during the Forward Summit 2016.

Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Title: AgroApp
Authors: Jonathan Hernandez, Alvear A., Quiñones S, Rivera K., Valentin J.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: A novel field remote sensing system for rapid detection and quantification of total suspended solids in surface waters
Authors: Roy Armstrong
Affiliation: Remote Sensing Consultants


Title: Microbial Characterization in Sediment on Playa Rosada Mangrove System and their Antibiotic Resistance
Authors: Keymarie Ayala-Manso, Jimenez-Collazo J., Malave-llamas K., Musa-Wasil J.
Affiliation: Universidad del Este


Title: Nutrients and heavy metals bioacummulation in the aquatic plants Pistia stratiotes and Eichhornia crassipes and in Lake Cidra ecosystem
Authors: Gladys N. Benitez, Cox O., Musa-Wassil JC., Malave K.
Affiliation: Universidad del Este


Title: Bacterial Degradation of Aliphatic Alkanes across Ecosystems in Puerto Rico
Authors: Yomarie Bernier-Casillas, Álamo-Rodríguez KF., Colón-Alicea J., Del Valle-Colón C., Rivera-Collazo A., Pérez-Jiménez JR.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Assessment of effects of long term tillage practices on soil properties in Ohio
Authors: Tania D. Burgos Hernández, Slater BK.
Affiliation: Ohio State University


Title: Sustainable Drinking Water Disinfection System by a Reusable and Bio-compatible Nanodiamond Material
Authors: Abelardo Colon, Fernández M., Figueroa P., Arroyo A., Avalos J., Weiner BR., Morell G., and Ríos R.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras


Title: Synthesis and characterization of graphene flakes to be used in the development of electrodes for Li-ion batteries
Authors: María del C. Cotto-Maldonado, Campo T., Morant C., Elizalde E., Márquez F.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Modeling the influence of biotic interactions on the spread of the invasive vine Mikania micrantha: A Graph theory approach
Authors: Diana Delgado, Arce R., Restrepo C.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras


Title: Puerto Rican strains of Beauveria bassiana with potential for biocontrol of the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei
Authors: Noelia M. García, Y. A. Mariño Cárdenas, S. A. Rehner, P. Bayman Gupta
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras


Title: Dynamics of Bacterial Groups in Response to Simulated Hurricaine at El Yunque Rain Forest in Puerto Rico
Authors: Karleen M. Gonzalez Rosario, López-Carrasquilla JJ., Cantrell SA., Pérez-Jiménez JR
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Pt-urease Nanodics Assembly and Characterization: Urea Removal in Wastewater
Authors: Namir Huertas, González- González I.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Impacts of biofuels feedstock expansion on soil fertility
Authors: Evald Maceno, Gonzalez G.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras


Title: Gold-based titania photocatalysts for the production of hydrogen via water splitting
Authors: Abniel  Machín De Jesús, Márquez Linares F., Morant C.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Wolbachia bacteria affect reproduction, sex ratio and population dynamics of the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei
Authors: Yobana A. Mariño Cardenas, Verle Rodrigues J. C., Bayman Gupta P.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras


Title: Assessing the Biofuel Potential of Tropical Climbing Vines: A Novel Type of Photosynthetic Feedstock for Biogas Production
Authors: William Morales-Medina, Ríos-Hernández L.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez


Title: Assessment of Halophilic Culture Dependent Bacteria in the Salt ponds in Cabo Rojo
Authors: Franco Negron, Duprey J., Roig J., Malave-Llamas K.
Affiliation: Universidad del Este


Title: BBFuels of Puerto Rico, LLC: A Sustainable Industrial Model for Bioethanol Production in Puerto Rico
Authors: Jorge L. Nina Espinosa, Lugo Vega J.
Affiliation: Limited Liability Company


Title: Microbial activity and community composition of an Ohio agricultural soil amended with biochar
Authors: Lumarie Pérez-Guzmán, Lower B.H., Dick R.P.
Affiliation: Ohio State University


Title: The specific conductance of groundwater in Puerto Rico
Authors: Ronald Richards
Affiliation: Universidad del Este


Title: Recycled glass as beach nourishment material to mitigate Puerto Rico erosion problems: An integrated effort between scientists, engineers and citizens
Authors: Sylvia Rodriguez-Abudo
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez


Title: Detection of Copper and Mercury Resistance Genes in Purple Non-Sulfur Bacteria (PNSB) from Different Aquatic Environments in Puerto Rico
Authors: Kiara Rodriguez-Nuñez, Rullan-Cardec J., Rios-Velazquez C.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez


Title: Biosensing through immobilization of Vibrio fischeri in aerogel monolit
Authors: Natalia Rosario- Meléndez, Tolentino M., García D., Garlobo B., Díaz L., Flores-Cruz Z.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras


Title: Transition to a sustainable energy future: the use of renewable energy systems for the operation of community water systems in Special Communities
Authors: Victor Ruiz; Santana B., Orvalles L., Vargas F., Vega R., Gallegos I., Pérez M., Ortiz C.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico


Title: Estimating Solar Radiation, Evapotranspiration and Temperature using Pyranometer Sensor in Two Stations
Authors: Luz Estella Torres Molina, González Vélez LM
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Perceptions, Attitudes, and Awareness of Residents about Urban Green Spaces: The case of Barrio Obrero, Santurce. San Juan, Puerto Rico
Authors: Ana Trujillo, Colon A., Álvarez N., Arroyo A., Navarro E., Meléndez- Ackerman E.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras

Electronics, Engineering, and Math

Title: Preliminary Assessment of Wind Turbine Support Structures for an Offshore Wind Farm in Puerto Rico
Authors: Daniel Acevedo, Rodriguez HM., Garcia RG
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Thermal Effect on Li-ion batteries, typically used in common applications, due to Temperature Changes
Authors: Diego A. Aponte, Mangual AL., Lopez EA.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Perception’s Intricic Role in Design Process: A Case Study of Developing Agricultural Extension Teaching Tools
Authors: Elizabeth M. Ayala, Medina L., Rodríguez B., Ortiz G., Rullán M., Houston S.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez


 Title: Innovative VAWT Blade Design and Testing Applying Avian Morphology – Part 1
Authors: Harry Bonilla, Carbajal G., Flores J.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Design of a Solar Thermoelectric Generator
Authors: Eduardo Castillo, Ramirez MA.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Containment Utility Bin through Insertion and Tucking Operations (CUBITO): Design of a useful post-recycling product
Authors: Germaine Champana, Cabrera M.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez


Title: Shear-Induced alignment of Janus particle lamellar structures
Authors: Ronal A. DeLaCruz-Araujo, Beltran-Villegas DJ., Larson RG., Córdova-Figueroa UM
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez


Title: Hydroelectricity as a Viable Alternative
Authors: Jorge Díaz-Castro, Echegaray-Echegaray F.
Affiliation:


Title: Autonomous Hybrid Power Generation System for Low-Power Applications as Public Lighting and Homemade Hydroponic Systems in Puerto Rico
Authors: Miguel Goenaga-Jimenez, Bonilla H., Rodriguez H.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Gardien
Authors: Mark J. Gomez Collazo, Hernandez VL.
Affiliation: Momentum Creative Labs


Title: Effect of Silica Nanoparticles on the Early Age Strength of High Performance Concrete
Authors: Miguel González, Soto H., Rivera C., Castro A., Suarez OM.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez


Title: Solar and Thermal Air Conditioner
Authors: Steven D. Maisonet, Torres W.
Affiliation: Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico


Title: Environmental Considerations for the Design of Offshore Wind Turbines in Puerto Rico
Authors: Hector Martínez, García RG
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Study of high strength concrete reinforced with bamboo fibers
Authors: Carlos Medina, Benítez F., Marrero R., Soto H., Suárez OM.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez


Title: Innovative VAWT Blade Design and Testing Applying Avian Morphology
Authors: Ricardo Ortiz González, Colon J., Bajandas G., Rodríguez J., Carbajal G.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Agricultural Lab-on-a-Chip device for point-of-care pathogen detection
Authors: Pedro Resto Irizarry, Parés E., Pérez DO.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez


Title: Sustainable energy-based coffee bean dryer
Authors: Agnes M. Resto-Irizarry, Arias-Gonzales DE., Perez-Vazquez CE., Amin A., Resto-Irizarry PJ., Resto-Batalla P.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez


Title: Energy Generation from Sea Motion
Authors: Edwar Romero, Castillo E.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Room Temperature Ferromagnetic Silicides
Authors: Angel Ruiz-Reyes, Hérnandez-Pérez J., Sabirianov R., Fonseca L.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras


Title: Reverse Engineering Of A Self-Assembly Part
Authors: Maria F. Sayago Capielo, Chavez Rojas, KG., Suarez Osorio JO.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez


Title: Promoting A Culture Of Complexity Thinking: The Case Of Engineering Undergraduate Education
Authors: Zachary Soto, Medina L., Martinez E., Collazo A., Jusino C., Rosado M.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez


Title: Thermal Analysis of Solar Chimney Power Plant
Authors: Angelly M. Velazquez, Orsini HS., Maldonado R., Carbajal G.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Fall Detection System for the Elderly
Authors: Idalides Vergara, Santiago JA., Cotto EJ.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Electrical Rotary Machinery Fault Detector
Authors: Hector Rodriguez, Martinez Tirado CA., Hernández Rodriguez OA.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo

Information/communications Technology and Cybersecurity

Title: Adaptable Protocol for UWB Wireless Networks
Authors: José Almodóvar-Faría
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Electronic Literature and the Transformation of Puerto Rico’s Communication Marketplace
Authors: Leonardo Flores
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez


Title: A Student Developed App for the UPRA Community
Authors: Edward Latorre
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico -Arecibo


Title: Synthesizing the Gaseous State: Mapping Geographic Convergence of Knowledge
Authors: Alejandro Mieses Castellanos
Affiliation: Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico


Title: Mobile Apps through Wearable Devices
Authors: Norman Ortiz
Affiliation: iGen LLC


Title: When Maps Lie: Detectiong Geoinformation Errors in Latin America
Authors: Raul Rios-Diaz, Tischer W., Cuevas J.
Affiliation: Digital Media Creations


Title: Building a Web-based Graphical Status Display for the Arecibo Radio Telescope
Authors: Cheylianie Rivera, Venkataraman A.
Affiliation: Arecibo Observatory


Title: An Ontological Approach to the Implementation of the Information Security Management Systems in a Global Enterprise
Authors: Rafael  Rivera, Torrado J.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Render: Mobile Data Gathering and Digitalization
Authors: S. González-Fonseca, Rivera-Ayuso M.
Affiliation: Build Stable, LLC


Title: Information Technology in Private Medical Practice
Authors: Daniel Rodriguez-Howell, Minelli M., Gangl A., Borges R.
Affiliation: Capella University


Title: Social Computing Anthropology: Convergence tecno – social theory
Authors: Rommel Salas
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Metrics, Analytical Models, and Maximization of Information Availability/Survivability on Vulnerable Network Infrastructures
Authors: Karina Rodríguez, Santiváñez J.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: There’s An App For That: An Innovative Approach to Caribbean Reef Fish Identification Using Tablet Technology Underwater
Authors: CA Harms-Tuohy, Tuohy EA
Affiliation: Isla Mar Research Expeditions

Life Sciences

Title: Photosensitized production of nitric oxide
Authors: Antonio E. Alegria, Sánchez-Cruz, P., Vivas-Mejía, P., Vázquez, K.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico-Humacao


Title: Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production Via Water Splitting Using Graphene-Gold-Based Zno Catalysts
Authors: Juan Arango, Machín A., Márquez F., Morant C.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Role of adrenergic-activated macrophages in the ovarian cancer microenvironment
Authors: Guillermo N. Armaiz-Peña, Ortiz T., Casbas-Hernández P.
Affiliation: Ponce Health Sciences University


Title: Identification of potentially allergenic proteins from the crude cytoplasmic extract of Ganoderma applanatum mycelium cultures
Authors: I. Martinez Zapata, Bolanos Rosero B.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Medical Sciences 


Title: Overcoming Anti-EGFR Therapy Resistance in Breast Cancer
Authors: Luis Daniel Borrero-García, Troche-Torres A.L., Maldonado M., Dharamawardhane S.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Medical Sciences


Title: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Ferrocene Complexes as estrogen’s Pentant Groups for Breast Cancer Treatmen: An Approach to Design Novel Metal-Based Therapeutic Drugs
Authors: Jose A. Carmona-Negrón
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez


Title: Characterization of Rac/Cdc42 inhibitor in breast cancer
Authors: Linette Castillo-Pichardo, Humphreys-Bickley T., Forrestier-Román I., Borrero-García L., Pagán F., Hernández E., Vlaar C., Cubano L., Dharmawardhane S.
Affiliation: Universidad Central del Caribe


Title: Ability of Fasciola hepatica Glutathione S-transferase to suppress the Activation of Toll-like Receptors in THP1-CD14 cells
Authors: Edwin  Colón, López M., Aguayo R., Aguayo V., Espino A.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences 


Title: Characterization Of H3K27ME3 And EZH2 Isoforms In Endometriosis
Authors: Mariano Colón-Caraballo, Soto-Vargas J., Urrutia R., Flores I.
Affiliation: Ponce Health Sciences University


Title: Identification of Plasmodium GST inhibitors using in silico screening and bioassay
Authors: Emilee Colón-Lorenzo, Delgado-Rivera SM, Rosado-Franco JJ, Colón-López DD, Muñíz-Oliver JF, Montes I, Ortiz JG, Bosch J, Serrano AE
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Medical Sciences


Title: Robustness of developmental trajectories to varying temperatures in the direct developing frog, Eleutherodactylus coqui
Authors: Zuania Colón-Piñeiro, Restrepo C.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras


Title: Hydrogenotrophic Partnerships in Syntrophic Enrichments
Authors: Alvin Crespo Bellido, Ríos-Hernández L.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez 


Title: Synthesis and Size Characterization Graphene Oxide Quantum Dots
Authors: Jomari Cruz-Cruz, Carrión P., González V., Cunci L.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Microbial Community Description of a Military-Impacted Lagoon in Puerto Rico: A Metagenomic Study
Authors: Lizbeth Dávila-Santiago, DeLeón-Rodríguez N., LaSanta K., Hatt J., Konstantidinis K., Massol-Deyá A.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez


Title: The role of phospholipase B in Cryptococcus neoformans induction of phagolysosomal membrane permeabilization in macrophages
Authors: Carlos De Leon Rodriguez, D Rossi CM, Fu MS, Casadevall A
Affiliation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Title: Diversity and Variability of the Dominant Enterococci in Healthy Human Stool Samples
Authors: Christian Del Rio Ramos, Ríos-Hernández L.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez


Title: Elucidation of the cell death pathways induced by aqueous-stable Titanium(IV) compounds as potential anticancer agents
Authors: Yamixa Delgado, Kowaleff M, Vázquez AM, Saxena M, Torres Z, Tinoco AD,
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico


Title: Impedimetric Detection of Telomerase Activity in Cancer Cells
Authors: Diana Díaz-Cartagena, Díaz-Díaz E., Cunci L., Martínez-Vargas M., González C., Cabrera C.R.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico


Title: Adjacent multi-microwell array for the study of tumor-mesenchyme signaling in breast cancer
Authors: Maribella Domenech, Ramos KP
Affiliation: Universidad de Puerto Rico – Mayagüez


Title: Early and Late Environmental Enrichment effects in Anxiety and Depressive-like Behaviors after Maternal Separation Stress
Authors: Raura Doreste, Morales D.M., Rivera L. L., Torres A.
Affiliation: Ponce Health Sciences University


Title: Let-7b overexpression is associated with higher Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathway in women with breast cancer
Authors: Jarline Encarnación, Ortiz C, Vergne R, Vargas W, Matta J
Affiliation: Ponce Health Sciences University


Title: Adjuvant-enhanced antibody and cellular responses to inclusion bodies expressing FhSAP2 correlates with protection of mice to Fasciola hepatica
Authors: Ana M. Espino, Rivera F., Morales A., Cruz L
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Medical Sciences


Title: Discovery of non-invasive immune-based diagnostic markers for endometriosis
Authors: Idhaliz Flores, Bayron J, Monteiro C, Talbot C, Sierra J Laboy, Ignacio Pino
Affiliation: Ponce Health Sciences University


Title: GPR125, But Not EMR2, Is Required for Retinoblastoma Cell Migration
Authors: Daniella Dorta Lafontaine, Guihurt Santiago J., Herrera Camacho R., Flores-Otero J
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Medical Sciences


Title: Developmental Database to support entomological and biodiversity research
Authors: Rosa Amelia Franqui, Segarra-Carmona, E. Martinez
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Mayagüez


Title: Photocatalytic hydrogen production by water splitting using ZnCdFeCuS nanoparticles under UV-Vis light irradiation
Authors: Abraham E. García, Cotto M, Ducongé J, Morant C, Márquez F
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo 


Title: Genotoxic and pro-inflammatory bacterial genes in colorectal neoplasia
Authors: Ramon Gomez Moreno, Gonzalez Pons M, Cruz-Correa M, Murat Eren A, Baerga Ortiz A,
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Medical Sciences


Title: LAMP5 – a novel target of MLL-fusion proteins is required for the propagation of leukemia
Authors: Gabriel Gracia-Maldonado, Clark J, Mulloy J, Kumar A
Affiliation: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center


 Title: Novel approaches to genome assembly
Authors: Kirill Grigorev, Oleyskyl T
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez


Title: Validation of a new method for the prediction of the 3D structure of DNA aptamers
Authors: Frances Heredia Negron, Pares Matos E.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico -Mayaguez


Title: Development of a Biosensor Microchip for the Detection of Telomerase in Cancer Cells
Authors: Griselle Hernandez, Cunci L, González C, Cabrera C.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico -Rio Piedras


Title: Energy storage properties of relaxor ferroelectric BaZrxTi1−xO3 (0.20≤x≤0.50) thin films
Authors: Alvaro A. Instan Ballesteros, Pavunny S. P., Katiyar R.S.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico -Rio Piedras


Title: Improved assembly and annotation of the Puerto Rican parrot genome
Authors: Sofiia Kolchanova, Oleksyk T.K., Dobrynin P.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez


Title: IDDEAS – Innovating Design Decisions in Engineering and Applied Systems: The Case of Medical Devices
Authors: Lourdes Medina, Rodriguez I., Deynes J., Santiago N., González J., Cruz G., Collet M., García I.A.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez


Title: Emergent contaminant detection by bioluminescence-based biosensor
Authors: Guivert Michel, Rosario-Meléndez N., Tolentino M., García D., Díaz-Vázquez L.M., Flores-Cruz Z.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras


Title: Microbial Ureolysis System for the Recycling of Wastewater
Authors: Myreisa Morales, Cabrera C.R.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras


Title: Structure, Docking Studies And Cytotoxicity Studies On Mcf-7 Breast Cancer And Ht-29 Colon Cancer Cell Lines Of The Novel Ferrocenic-Steroids Derivates
Authors: Xiomara Narvaez Pita, Maldonado Rojas W., Meléndez Martínez E.,
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez


Title: Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of allelopathic chemicals
Authors: Edauri  Navarro Pérez, Oyebamiji Olufunke, Boeing Wiebke J., Holguin Omar
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico


Title: Isolation, Characterization, and Identification of Bacteria in Yogurts and Probiotics
Authors: Kristos Negron, Class M., Soto N. M., Ortiz O. A., Cardé J. A.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico -Aguadilla


Title: Assessment of Vibrio spp. and Fecal Coliforms Bacterial Community near Coral Reefs and their Antibiotic Resistance
Authors: Maritza Nevarez-Cruz, Aguilar-Fernández L, Hernández-Sánchez L, Malavé-Llamas K
Affiliation: Universidad del Este


 Title: Osmotic Propulsion of a Slender Particle Powered by Enzymatic Reactions
Authors: Luis Nieves Rosado, Khair A, Córdova-Figueroa U.M
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez


Title: Estrogen receptor expression is associated with DNA repair capacity in breast cancer
Authors: Carmen Ortiz, Matta J, Morales L, Ortiz C, Adams D, Vargas W, Casbas P, Dutil J, Echenique M, Suárez E,
Affiliation: Ponce Health Sciences University


Title: Dynamics of Microglial Polarization in Glioma Resection Area
Authors: Jescelica Ortiz Rivera, Méndez A., Rolón Reyes K., Cubano L. A., Kucheryavykh L.
Affiliation: Universidad Central del Caribe


Title: Landsliding and rhizobiota link the short- and long-term carbon cycles: A metagenomics approach
Authors: Yakshi Ortiz Maldonado, Restrepo C, Godoy-Vitorino F
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras


Title: Analysis of FadR Sequence Variation between Escherichia coli and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Producing Bacteria for Differential Fatty Acid Metabolism Regulation
Authors: Melissa C. Ortiz-Rosario
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences


Title: Ganoderma lucidum extract (GLE) decreases cell migration in triple-nagative metastatic breast cancer
Authors: Gabriela Ortiz-Soto, Acevedo-Díaz A., Rios-Fuller T.J., Loperena-Alvarez Y., Cubano L.A., Martínez-Montemayor M.M.
Affiliation: Universidad Central del Caribe


Title: The Science of Creativity
Authors: Ulises Pabon
Affiliation: QBS, LLC


Title: Developing the strategies to improve the solution stability for Ti(IV) compounds and finding ways for effective delivery agents for them
Authors: Mallesh Pandrala, Parham L R, Casañas-Montes B, Tinoco A D.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras


Title: The Relevance of the CDK5-Rb axis in Metastasis of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Authors: Jaileene Perez-Morales, Morales-Mejias D., Santiago-Cardona P.
Affiliation: Ponce Health Sciences University


Title: Characterization of polymeric films prepared by the Layer- by-Layer technique: evaluating the rinsing step
Authors: Luis Carlos Pinzón Herrera, Castilla D, Quiñonez B, Almodovar J
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico


Title: Gold Nanoparticle-Liposomal Conjugates for Interference RNA delivery
Authors: Blanca Quiñones-Díaz, Grafals N, Barletta G, Vivas-Mejía P
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Medical Sciences


Title: Recombinant variant of Fasciola hepatica fatty acid binding protein impairs the NF-κB inflammation pathway in response to antibiotic resistant bacteria
Authors: Marcos J. Ramos-Benítez, Ortiz R, Espino AM,
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Medical Sciences


Title: Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles for Thermo-controlled Drug Delivery on tumor
Authors: Ana Reyes-Ramos, Domenech M
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico -Mayaguez


Title: Enterococcus faecalis from the Puerto Rican ecosystem seem to be limited to a single addiction module and restricted to a family of pheromone responsive plasmids
Authors: Luis A. Ríos Hernández, Kędzierska B
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez


Title: Ganoderma lucidum extract significantly decreases stem cell properties via regulation of STAT3 in IBC cells
Authors: M.M Martínez-Montemayor, Loperena-Álvarez Y., Lacourt-Ventura M., López P., Yamamura Y., Cubano L.A.
Affiliation: Universidad Central del Caribe


Title: Retinoic Acid Induced Differentiation of dI6 Dorsal Interneurons from E12.5 Mouse Spinal Cord Neural Stem Cells
Authors: Francisco Rivera-Rosario, Roig-Lopez JL, Hendricks T
Affiliation: Inter American University of Puerto Rico – Bayamon


Title: Dual strategy against metastatic breast cancer: HER2 targeted nano-liposomes as a delivery system for EHop-016
Authors: Michael Rivera, Vivas-Mejía P.E., Del Rosario J., Vlaar C., Hernández E., Dharmawardhane S.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Medical Sciences


Title: Structural Activity Relationship Studies of Self-Assembled Ligands Based on Supramolecular G-Quadruplexes
Authors: María del C. Rivera-Sánchez, Rivera J. M.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico


Title: SF3B1 Modulates Branch Site Selectivity During Spliceosome Assembly
Authors: Susana Rodriguez Santiago, Yuste A, Moldon A, Gupta V, Query C
Affiliation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Title: Exploring the DNA binding specificity of human transcription factors
Authors: José Rodríguez-Martínez, Bhimsaria S, Reinke AW, Keating AE, Ansari AZ
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras


Title: Study of the Stability of Sulfheme
Authors: Alina Roman Hubers, Santos L, Lopez J
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez


Title: Understanding how centrosome and mitotic kinases contribute to the epithelial to mesenchymal transition and invasion in breast cancers
Authors: Harold Saavedra, Rivera Rivera Y, King JL
Affiliation: Ponce Health Sciences University


Title: Pharmaceutical innovation and research in Puerto Rico through the Engineering Research Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS)
Authors: Darlene Santiago, Steltzer T, Lopez V, Mendez R, Romanach R
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico


Title: GRP78 is Not Expressed on the Surface of Triple Negative Human Breast Cancer Cells
Authors: Jesús Serrano-Negrón, Romero EC, Sánchez N, Banerjee A, Baksi K, Banerjee DK
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Medical Science


Title: Fear Conditioning and Extinction Induce Plasticity of Ventral Hippocampus Synapses in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex
Authors: Omar Soler-Cedeño, Torres-Rodríguez OI, Maldonado-Laboy LA, Hernández A, Porter JT
Affiliation: Ponce Health Sciences University


Title: Capacitive Biosensing Technique for DNA Hybridization Detection Using Custo-made Interdigital Array Gold Microelectrodes
Authors: Nadja E. Solis- Marcano, Lopez M, Cabrera C.R.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras


Title: Ganoderma lucidum synergizes with Erlotinib to reduce inflammatory breast cancer progression
Authors: Ivette J. Suarez-Arroyo, Rios-Fuller T.J., Feliz-Mosquea Y.R., Lacourt-Ventura M., Leal-Alviarez D.J., Maldonado-Martinez G., Cubano L.A., Martínez-Montemayor M.M.
Affiliation: Universidad Central del Caribe


Title: Development of Hyaluronic acid-targeted Stigmasterol-Transferrin Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy
Authors: Zally Torres, Delgado Y, Molina A, Figueroa C, Resto G, Griebenow K
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico -Rio Piedras


Title: Biosensing System for Cancer Detection
Authors: Kemuel Torres Martinez, Cunci L, Goenaga M
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Purity Studies of the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Detergent Complexes using Microfluidic Capillary Gel Electrophoresis
Authors: Bianca N. Valdés Fernández, López-Cruz L.M., Lasalde-Dominicci J.A.,
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras


Title: The HIV shell protein GP120 stimulates U87 glioma cell proliferation
Authors: Gabriel Valentin-Guillama, Perez J, Lopez S, Boukli N, Kucheryavykh L
Affiliation: Universidad Central del Caribe


Title: Immunohemostasis
Authors: Valance Washington, Morales J, Reyes F, Santiago O, Fernandez de Soto M, Staback F, Pacheco A
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico -Rio Piedras


Title: Geo-visualization tool for genomic data
Authors: Walter Wolfsberger, Oleksyk T.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez

Medicine and Public Health

Title: A Center for the Rapid Analysis of Clinical-grade Biologics: The Biophysical Characterization of HIV-1 Env Protein as a Vaccine Candidate
Authors: Pearl Akamine, González-Feliciano JA., Capó-Vélez C., Meléndez LM., Delgado-Vélez M., Lasalde-Dominicci LM., Baerga-Ortiz A.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Molecular Science Research Center


Title: Development of a pesticide based on plant essential oils
Authors: Dan Bigman
Affiliation: Gasco Industrial


Title: Green electrospinning of 3D biomimetic scaffolds of bone extracellular matrix
Authors: David Alfonso  Castilla, Maldonado M, Sundaram P, Almodovar J
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez


Title: Accelerating Team Experience for Successful Medical Device Development
Authors: Julienne Deynes, Medina L, Rodríguez I, Santiago N, González J, Gutiérrez A, Sitorus T
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez


Title: A Statistical Study of Prostate-Specific Antigen in Prostate Cancer Puerto Rican Patients
Authors: Ernesto Esteban, Rivera A, Rivera J
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico-Humacao


Title: The effects of Ganoderma lucidum extract (GLE) in the Triple-Negative Breast Cancer cell line, MDA-MB-231
Authors: Jeremy Feliciano-Idelfonso, Suárez-Arroyo I.J, Rivas F, Cubano L.A, Martínez-Montemayor M. M.
Affiliation: Universidad Central Del Caribe


Title: Puerto Rico BioBank: The First Cancer Tissue Biobank at a US Hispanic-Serving Institution
Authors: P. Casbas-Hernandez, Flores I, Seijo E, Coppola D, Eschrich S, Carvajal-Pelaez R, Abac S, Correa D, Gordián E, Gutierrez S, Muñoz-Antonia T
Affiliation: Ponce Health Sciences University


Title:  Towards a Device for Prevention of Decompression Sickness: Experiments on Detection of Bubbles in Artificial Blood Vessels and Tissue
Authors: William Garcia, Saavedra A, Cancelos S
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez


Title: Mitochondrial Restoration by liposome nano-technology as a novel therapeutic strategy for Cancer and degenerative diseases
Authors: Michael J Gonzalez, Miranda-Massari JR, Duconge J, Ghaly E, Barclay B
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Medical Sciences


Title: A Taxonomy of Decision-Making Criteria for Medical Devices Selection Processes
Authors: Jessica M. Gonzalez Vargas, Rullán M, Ortiz D, Medina L, Ortiz A, Claudio D
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico -Mayaguez


Title: A predictive model to estimate the FDA’s decision time for new medical devices
Authors: Lace Hernandez, Medina L
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico


Title: Benefits of mHealth Support in Dengue Research and Vector Surveillance in Colombia
Authors: Diana Higuera-Mendieta, Quintero J, Bollinger R, Carrasquilla G
Affiliation: John Hopkins University


Title: Active compounds extracted from Ganoderma lucidum selectively reduce inflammatory breast cancer cell viability
Authors: Gustavo Lamela-Domenech, Suárez-Arroyo I.J, Rivas F, Cubano L.A, Martínez-Montemayor M.M
Affiliation: Universidad Central del Caribe


Title: Synthesis, Purification, and Formulation Processes for Continuous Manufacturing of Precision Medication
Authors: Arnaldo Lopez, Stelzer T
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Medical Sciences


Title: Ferrocene Conjugates as Potential Anticancer Drugs
Authors: Enrique Melendez, Carmona Negrón J, Narváez Pita X
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico


 Title: Evaluating the Neurostimulator: A Medical Device to Mitigate Chronic Pain Diseases
Authors: Alondra Ortiz, Medina L.A.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico


Title: Commonalities in Genetic Signatures and Signaling Pathways in Neurological Disorders
Authors: Nicole Ortiz, Cabrera M, Isaza C
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez


Title: DENV-5: A new Dengue serotype, efficiently infects human platelet precursors and non-human primate platelets
Authors: Erick Xavier Perez-Guzman, Mayer S, Pantoja P, Vasilakis N, Sariol C
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico -Medical Sciences


Title: A novel pharmaceutical sampling solution. Academia and private sector working together for economic development through a NSF SBIR Proposal award
Authors: Carlos Pinzon, Romanach R, Mendez R, Hormaza M
Affiliation: IBS Caribe Inc


Title: Assessment of the Possible Outcomes of Climate Change on the Bacterial Community on Tropical Beaches, their Antibiotic Resistance Patterns and Possible Public Health Outcomes
Authors: Keishley Pizarro-Colon, Medina-Serrano L, Monge-Calderon C, Davila O’Neill Y, Malave-Llamas K
Affiliation: Universidad del Este


Title: Virtual Reality An Innovated Software Treatment for: Zoophobia; Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Acrophobia
Authors: Stephanie Quiñones, Ortiz K, Cruz D, Hernandez J, Valentin J, Rivera K
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: An Automated In-Situ Biosensor For Quasi Real-Time Detection Of Fecal Bacteria In Recreational Waters
Authors: Dong  Wang, Resto Irizarry P
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez

Physical sciences and Aerospace Technology

Title: Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production Via Water Splitting Using Graphene-Gold-Based Zno Catalysts
Authors: Juan C. Arango, Machín A., Márquez F., Morant C.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Properties of Sc substituted lead zirconate titanate
Authors: Mohan Bhattarai, Pavunny S., Instan A., Scott J., Katiyar R.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras


Title: Tuning of the Photoluminescence of ZnSe(S) Quantum Dots by Promoting Structural Defects through Surface Chemical Interactions with Thiol Species
Authors: Eric R. Calderón-Ortiz, Bailón-Ruiz S., Rodriguez-Orengo J., Perales-Perez O.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Medical Sciences


Title: Experimental Design Analysis Of Stir Casting Of Enhanced Aluminum Filler Reinforced With Nbb2 Nanoparticles
Authors: Andres Calle, Nadal V., Rivera C., Suarez M.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez


Title: Surface derivation of zirconium phosphate nanoplatelets for active targeting: Potential nanocarrier of doxorubicin anticancer drug
Authors: Jorge L. Colon, Gonzalez-Villegas J., Kan Y., Bahkmutov V., Clearfield A.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras


Title: Transition metal catalyzed epoxidation and aziridination via metallocarbenes derived from alkynes
Authors: Fernando J. Correa-Delgado, Torres-Irizarry W.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez


Title: Leveraging 3D Printing Technologies to Advance the State of the Art in Drone Design
Authors: Juan Cruz-Ayoroa, Cruz-Ayoroa A.
Affiliation: ComQuest Ventures LLC


Title: Caffeine-thione and selone Precursors for Copper-based Nanocrystals
Authors: Joselyn Del Pilar, Men L., Rabinovich D., Vela J.
Affiliation: Texas A&M University


Title: PRatian: Innovation Center for Space Technologies
Authors: Carlos A. Estévez-Galarza, García-Burgos A.
Affiliation: Arecibo Observatory


Title: Lidar studies of the upper atmosphere and near-space environment from the Arecibo Observatory
Authors: Jonathan Friedman, Raizada S., Lautenbach L., Tepley CA.
Affiliation: UMET PRPI – SRI Arecibo Observatory


Title: Determination of Ti(IV)metallome in the cellular environment and its utility in the designing of Ti(IV) anticancer drugs
Authors: Kavita Gaur, Tinoco AD
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras


Title: Thermoelectric Properties of Tin Telluride Nanowires
Authors: José A. Hernández-Perez, Fonseca LF.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras


Title: Commercializing new generation conductive polymer wires and cables for energy efficiency
Authors: EC Carro, Kim YJ., Irizarry AI.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez


Title: Layer number controlled synthesis of high quality and large area graphene of large crystallite size by hot filament chemical vapor deposition
Authors: Tej B. Limbu, Mendoza F., Katiyar RK., Razink JJ., Weiner BR., Morell G.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico


Title: Composite Cathode Material xLi2MnO3-yLiMn2O4-(1-x-y)LiNi0.5Mn0.5O2 for Lithium Ion Batteries
Authors: Monica Lopez de Victoria, Shojan J., Torres-Castro L., Katiyar R., Dorvilien V.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico


Title: Analysis of Assembly Review Performance using Virtual Reality Enabled CAD
Authors: Jose E. Lugo, De Casenave L.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez


Title: Characterization of Commonly Available Diesel Fuels in Puerto Rico
Authors: Amaury Malave, Gonzalez J., Martinez J., Rivera J.
Affiliation: Puerto Rico Energy Center


Title: Boundary Layers Interactions in Compressor Cascades and the Effect on Aircraft Engine Performance
Authors: Wilmer A. Martinez-Valle, Rivas J., Torres-Nieves SN.
Affiliation: Universidad de Puerto Rico – Mayaguez


Title: Electrocatalytic activity of Pt-Rh nanoparticles synthesized in the presence of surface modifiers
Authors: Roberto Alexis Martínez-Rodríguez, Vidal-Iglesias FJ., Solla-Gullón J., Cabrera CR., Feliu JM.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras


Title: Fundamental studies of zero valent iron nanoparticles using single particle detection
Authors: Camila Morales, Sanchez, AO., Cabrera CR.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras


Title: Super-resolving Toraldo pupils for radio astronomical applications
Authors: Luca Olmi, Bolli P., Cresci L., D’Agostino F., Migliozzi M., Mugnai D., Natale E., Nesti R., Panella D., Stefani L.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras


Title: Preparation and characterization of bimetallic catalysts for the production of synthetic diesel
Authors: Dayna Ortiz, Alsina S.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: Pt-ion irradiated MoO3: synthesis and its applicability in hydrogen sensor devices
Authors: Leandro Paulino, Hernández-Pérez J., Fonseca L.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico


Title: Design of Phosphonate-based Biocompatible Metal-organic Frameworks as Potential Drug Delivery Systems
Authors: Gabriel Quiñones Velez, López-Mejías V.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico -Río Piedras


Title: Intercalated Transition Metals in Zirconium Phosphate as Catalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction
Authors: Mario Ramos-Benitez, Sánchez J., Jaramillo T., Colón JL.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras


Title: Quadcopter Control System Simulation
Authors: Bernardo Restrepo Torres, Nevarez F.
Affiliation: Universidad del Turabo


Title: High-cadence timing observations of an exoplanet-pulsar system, PSR B1257+12
Authors: Rudy Rivera, Seymour A, Wolszczan A.
Affiliation: UMET/National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center


Title: The Arecibo Observatory Planetary Radar Program
Authors: Edgard G. Rivera-Valentín, Taylor PA., Virkki A., Rodriguez-Ford LA., Zambrano Marin LF., Aponte Hernandez B., Schmelz JT.
Affiliation: Arecibo Observatory (USRA)


Title: Geomorphological study of small-scale mass movement events at Gale Crater, Mars
Authors: Carolina Rodriguez Sanchez-Vahamonde, Rivera-Valetin E.
Affiliation: Arecibo Observatory


Title: Deliquescence Of Calcium Perchlorate Throughout Msl’s Track: Implications For The Martian Biological Potential
Authors: Bryan J. Rodriguez-Colon, Rivera-Valentin E.G.
Affiliation: Arecibo Observatory


Title: Nickel-Catalyzed Hydrothermal Liquefaction Process Of The Macroalga Ulva Fasciata
Authors: Anulfo Rojas-Pérez, Díaz-Vázquez LM.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras


Title: Estimated impact age for a cold spot crater in Lunar marefecunditatis
Authors: William Bruckman, Ruiz A
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Humacao


Title: Thermally Anomalous Moon Craters: The Clue for dating Lunar Impact?
Authors: Abraham Ruiz, Bruckman W., Vergara N.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Humacao


Title: Cold Atom Cloud for Inertial Sensors Applications
Authors: Sujeily Soto-Medina, Friedman J., Diaz A., Rivera Y.
Affiliation: Puerto Rico Photonics Institute


Title: Biocompatible-Tailored-Nanocrystals-Drug Nanocarriers for Colorectal Cancer Treatment
Authors: Juan Carlos Villalobos, Febo P., Rivera, K., Zorrilla R., Garcia G., Stelzer T., López-Mejías V.
Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras

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