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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
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
May 24, 2012, Dr. Arturo L. Carrión Award, Given by the Puerto Rico Microbiology Society. Distinguishing the humanism, integrity, and passion for the profession, as well as the contribution for research in the Microbiology Field, and education in science at all levels.
Sep 17, 2009, MERCK Health Innovation Award 2009, Category of Education, as Adjunt member of the University Institute for the Community Development. "Vinculando la educación y el servicio comunitario en equipo hacia la autogestión"
Mar 22, 2009, Premio Herminio Lugo Lugo, Awarded by the Beta Beta Beta Honor Society distinguing the research, the education, and the promotion of scientific activity among the students as well as bringing support to the Tribetas
Publicaciones Recientes ( Ver Todas )
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.
Ríos-Velázquez, C., W. J. Frey, E. Jaramillo-Giraldo, and M. Echeverry-Solarte. 2013. Accepting the Likelihood of Ambiguity and Disagreement on Moral Matters. Transitioning into the “Gray World”. Teaching Ethics. 13:55-72. DOI: 10.5840/tej20131324.
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