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Carlos Ríos Velázquez

Educación: Full Professor, 2001 PostDoc NIH; Ph.D., 2000, UW-Madison, 1993 M.S. Biol, 1989 BS Indus. Microbiol. & Lic. Sec. Educ,UPR-M;
Especialidad: Microbiología
Oficina: B-267, B-266
Tel: 787-832-4040 ext. 2874, 3944
Curriculum Vitae
GeMS of Puerto Rican Soils
Intereses de Educación
We have performed educational research, based on the development of novel strategies to engage students into research as well as generating or design activities to teach and active involve students in emerging disciplines such as GeoMicrobiology, Metagenomics, and Synthetic Biology among others. We have recently been involved in bringing seconday school into our classroom at the University and vice-versa by adopting schools in the area and allowing the students in the class to generate manipulatives that can serve of educational tools at the school, while the college students apply what they have learned in class. Also, and collaborating by the University Institute to Community Development, we are bringing science and STEAM activities to the community.
Intereses de Investigación
Our research laboratory is focused on Microbial Biotechnology and Bioprospecting. In order to isolate, characterize and manipulate microbes with biotechnological potential, we specially use microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemical approaches. We are also involved in generating metagenomic libraries from tropical habitats, searching for novel microbial groups and enzymatic activities of medical and industrial applications. The lab expertise range from the used of genetic engineering tools for DNA isolation, manipulation, and analysis, to the used of functional proteomics technologies such as phage display for the development of bioindicators. The majority of the research projects in our lab will generate nucleic acids of some sort (genes), and metabolites that will require the in silico analysis
Reconocimientos Recientes ( Ver Todos )
Jun 1, 2017, ASM MICROBE Minority Travel Award, American Society for Microbiology competitive travel award which encourages increased participation of underrepresented minority groups (URM) in the ASM Microbe 2017. ASM select among faculty, post-doctoral scholars or graduate students from URM groups in the microbiological sciences or faculty from Minority Serving Institutions.
Abr 28, 2016, Podcast at Talento Escondido, A podcast based on the first printed poetry book Barricadas vivencias. Can be accessed at: http://www.jyestudio.com/talentoescondido/poesia/desdelaventana/
Jan 15, 2016, Distinguished Playero, Recognized as one of the "Distinguished Playeros" at the Vegigantes Carnival at La Playa de Ponce.
Oct 31, 2015, Distinguished Scientist Award, Society for the Advancement of Latinos in Science (SACNAS) Award as part of the The National Diversity in STEM Conference, Washingtoon D.C
Sep 30, 2015, One of the “Faces of Bioscience in Puerto Rico”, Awarded by INDUNIV & PR BioAlliance – Bio Week Annual Event
Publicaciones Recientes ( Ver Todas )
Rodriguez-Nuñez K.M, J. M. Rullan-Cardecand C. Rios-Velazquez. 2017. The metagenome of bromeliads phytotelma in Puerto Rico. Data in brief. Vol 16. 19-22p. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2017.10.065
Padilla-Del Valle R., L.R. Morales-Vale and C. Rios-Velazquez. 2017. Unraveling the microbial and funtional diversity of Coamo thermal spring in Puerto Rico using metagenomic library generation and shotgun seuquencing. Genomics Data. 11, 98-101.
Castellanos J, Rios-Velazquez C, Morales F, Miranda-Berrocales V, Liquet-Gonzalez J, Cortez I, Padilla, R, Vega-Olivencia CA, & Hernández-Rivera PA. 2016. Cyclic voltammetry as a screening tool for the fungal degradation of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene in aqueous media. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry. 96 (10) 978–989.
Cardona-Correa A., and C. Rios-Velazquez. 2016. Profiling lethal factor interacting proteins from human stomach using T7 phage display screening. Molecular Medicine Reports. 13:3797-3804. DOI: 10.3892/mmr.2016.5031.
Padilla-Jiménez, A.C; W. Ortiz-Rivera; C. Rios-Velazquez; I. Vazquez-Ayala, and S.P. Hernández-Rivera. 2014. Detection and discrimination of microorganisms on various substrates with quantum cascade laser spectroscopy. Optical Engineering 53(6), 061611-01 – 061611-10.
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