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I am currently an Assistant Professor at the College of Biomedical Sciences at Larkin University, where I teach biochemistry, immunology, and molecular genetics. I also carry out scientific research to address the immunotoxicology of airborne biological pollutants.
Current research projects include a collaboration to characterize the biochemistry and immunotoxicity of fungal allergens endemic in Puerto Rico, and collaborations to address the role of air pollution in rheumatoid arthritis, statistical models of airborne allergens, and as well as a recent collaborative and multidisciplinary project to study the stratosphere fungal microbiome. I also carry out computational biology approaches with publicly-available datasets.
I also have interest in intervention approaches (e.g. data science, technology implementation, peer-teaching and assessment) in the classroom that can enhance the learning experiences of the students.
Respiratory and Immunology Project at Larkin
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Air Pollution
Airborne Fungal Allergents and Their Role in Chronic Respiratory Diseases
Citizen Science Project to Design Assemble and Program a Miniature Satellite
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