A. Professional Preparation
UPR, Humacao Biology B. S. / 1992
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK Microbiology Ph.D./ 2003
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK Microbiology PostDoc/2004-2006
2003 - Assistant Professor, Science and Technology, Turabo University, Gurabo, PR
2006 - Assistant Professor, Biology Department, UPR-Mayagüez, Mayagüez, P.R.
Succession and convergence of biofilm communities in fixed-film reactors treating aromatic hydrocarbons in ground water. (1997). Massol-Deya, A*; Weller, R; Rios-Hernandez, L; Zhou, J-Z; Hickey, R F; Tiedje, J M. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. V.63, N.1, p. 270
Biodegradation of an Alicyclic Hydrocarbon by a Sulfate-Reducing Enrichment From a Gas Condensate-Contaminated Aquifer. (2002). Rios-Hernandez, L. A.*; L. M. Gieg and J. M. Suflita. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69:434-443.
Desulfomonile liminquinati sp. Nov., a cyclohexane carboxylate-degrading sulfate reducing bacterium isolated from a gas condensate-contaminated aquifer. Rios-Hernandez, L. A.* and J. M. Suflita. SUBMITTED
The anaerobic biodegradation of ethylcyclopentane and intermediates of benzoate metabolism by microorganisms from a hydrocarbon-contaminated aquifer. 2003. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Oklahoma.