Dear readers, I am Dr. Rivera-Mariani, immunologist, microbiologist, aerobiologist, and computational biologist, with interest in understanding the immunological and molecular mechanisms that participate in the respiratory health risks from exposure to different airborne biological pollutants of different chemical origins at different environmental settings.

I am also an Assistant Professor and Academic Director within the College of Biomedical Sciences at Larkin University, where I teach biochemistry, immunology, and molecular genetics. In the classroom, I am an active supporter of learning approaches that make the classroom an active rather than a passive learning environment. Among my academic credentials include a B.S. in Biology with minor in Chemistry (Southeastern Louisiana University under an athletic scholarship), Ph.D. in Microbiology and Medical Zoology (School of Medicine of the University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences Campus), Post-doctoral fellowship in Environmental Health Sciences (the Bloomberg School of Public Health of the Johns Hopkins University), and Science Teaching Fellowship (American Society for Microbiology).

I am also a strong supporter of reproducibility in sciences, and thus have gained specializations in Data Science, Genomic Data Sciences, Executive Data Science, Software Development (Johns Hopkins University), Systems Biology (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai), and Bioinformatics (University of California at San Diego). Through these specializations, I have developed extensive experience as a programmer in the R, Python, and Matlab computer languages.

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My Research Group at Larkin University


Computational approaches

Courses I currently teach or have taught


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