host-microbial interactions influence health and aging.
Welcome (Bienvenidxs) to the Dra. Imilce lab!
Dra. Imilce A. Rodriguez-Fernandez (aka Dra. Imilce) is originally from Guayama, Puerto Rico. She received her B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez and a Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) under the mentorship of Dr. Esteban Dell’Angelica.
She obtained a postdoctoral training from the lab of Dr. Heinrich Jasper that started at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging located in Novato CA (where she was awarded an F32 NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral fellowship) and completed at the pharmaceutical company Genentech Inc. in South San Francisco, CA (Fun fact: She was part of the only fruit fly lab at Genentech!)
Dra. Imilce joined the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras in 2021 as an assistant professor at the College of Natural Sciences, Department of Biology.