I would like to thank the Researcn Initiation for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) program at the University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences Campus for their invitation to give a talk to the students of the RISE Program on how to integrate Biomedical Sciences into Environmental Health Studies. Also, for allowing me to be present at PhD-candidate Lorraine Nicole Vélez-Torres' thesis proposal.

It was great for me to visit his alma mater and meet with colleagues Drs. Benjamin Bolanos Rosero (former PhD thesis mentor of Dr. Rivera-Mariani) and Filipa Godoy-Vitorino.

More importantly, congratulation to Lorraine Vélez-Torres for the successful defense of her PhD thesis proposal! Read here about Lorraine’s summer internship with my research team!

UPR-RCM RISE Announcement Dr. Rivera-Mariani

UPR-RCM RISE announcement of the seminar “Integrating Biomedical Sciences into Environmental Health Studies”

With Dr. Bolaños and PhD-candidate Lorraine Vélez-Torres

With colleague and former PhD-thesis mentor Dr. Benjamín Bolaños-Rosero, and PhD-candidate Lorraine Vélez-Torres

With Dr. Bolaños and PhD-candidate Lorraine Vélez-Torres

With colleague and experment in microbiome metagenomics Dr. Filipa Godoy-Vitorino