Lab News

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Dra. Imilce lab has been awarded a Catalyzer Research Grant from the Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust Research Grants Program

September 2, 2022

We are deeply honored to receive the Catalyzer award. Can't wait to see all the cool data that comes out of this project titled: 'Probiotics, metabolome and the gut-brain axis in health and aging'.

Read the full article published by the Puerto Rican newspaper Metro: HERE

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Dra. Imilce is selected to participate at the 2022 Butler-Williams Scholars Program sponsored by the NIH National Institute on Aging (NIA)

August 18, 2022

This highly-competitive NIH NIA program will provide Dra. Imilce with a career advancement opportunity to learn effective grantsmanship skills, grow her network and learn more about NIA scientific priorities. This year the program will be held virtually and will run from August 23-25, 2022. 

From the NIA website: 

'The 2022 Butler-Williams Scholars Program (formerly the Summer Institute on Aging Research) includes lectures, seminars, and small group discussions in research design relative to aging, including issues relevant to aging of ethnic and racial minorities. Lectures will cover topics in research on aging, including: the biology of aging; genetics and Alzheimer's disease; and health, behavior, and aging. Discussion sessions will focus on methodological approaches and interventions. The program also will include consultation on the development of research interests and advice on preparing and submitting research grant applications to NIA.'

More info at the NIA website HERE

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Caroline is accepted to the Undergraduate Research Program of the Puerto Rico Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PR-LSAMP)

August 11, 2022

Congratulations to Caroline Casiano for being accepted to the Undergraduate Research Program of the Puerto Rico Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PR-LSAMP). This 1-year program will provide Caroline with a stipend and funding for materials to allow her continue her research training in the Dra. Imilce lab.

For more info and how to apply to PR-LSAMP go HERE

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It's a wrap! Angelie and Cecilia presented their research at the 2022 Summer Research Fest at UPR Rio Piedras

August 4, 2022

Congratulations to Angelie and Cecilia for a very productive summer and an awesome presentation! Cecilia will continue this research project during her academic year at UPR Rio Piedras as part of the NIH-sponsored IDgene program. Angelie concluded the NSF-sponsored IQ-BIO REU summer internship and will continue her studies in Chemistry at the UPR Ponce. Angelie will be missed!

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Newspaper El Nuevo Dia features Dra. Imilce and two other Puerto Rican scientists attending prestigious Leadership Program

July 19, 2022

Dra. Imilce was one of the 20 early- and late-stage professionals selected to attend the prestigious 2022 Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI) celebrated in Washington DC. At the LPSLI she participated from 5-days of career development workshops focused on being a effective and inclusive leader, listened to talks from invited speaker who are leaders in their fields, and expanded her network.

More info about SACNAS HERE

More info about LPSLI HERE

Link to El Nuevo Dia article HERE.

Picture from El Nuevo Dia.

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Natalia volunteers at the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Summer camp

July 15, 2022

Natalia Peta is one of the selected volunteers to participate at the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Summer camp. These overnight camps located around the U.S. are at no cost to kids families. Natalia along other volunteers will be trained to provide physical and emotional support to campers to ensure they have a great time. 

For more info go HERE

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Angelie Nuñez will be joining our lab for the summer of 2022 as part of the NSF-sponsored IQ-Bio REU Program

June 6, 2022

Angelie Nuñez a Chemistry major from the UPR Ponce will join the Dra. Imilce lab as an undergraduate researcher during the Summer of 2022 (June - August). She will be funded by the NSF-sponsored Interdisciplinary & Quantitative Biology Summer Research Experience for undergraduates (IQ-Bio REU) program at UPR Rio Piedras. Welcome to the lab Angelie!


For more info and how to apply to IQ-Bio REU go HEREa

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Cecilia Fadhel is selected to participate in the NIH-sponsored undergraduate research program IDgene

June 6, 2022

Cecilia Fadhel joins the Dra. Imilce lab as an undergraduate researcher funded by the NIH-sponsored IDgene program at UPR Rio Piedras. She will start her research project in the summer (June- August 2022) and will continue during the academic year. Welcome to the lab Cecilia!

Find more info about the program HERE

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Caroline goes to NOLA to learn about Alzheimer's and aging research

June 12, 2022

Congratulations to Caroline Casiano on being selected to participate in the NIH/NIA-sponsored course Advance Training Course titled: 'FRONTIERS IN ALZHEIMER’S AND AGING RESEARCH (FrA2R)' at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA. She will be there from June 12-17, 2022 where she will learn about different aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and the mechanisms of aging. Lectures will be combined with hands-on lab research.

Find more info about the course HERE.

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Astrid will participate in the Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) at Marshall University

May 31, 2022

Congratulations to Astrid for being selected to participate in the Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) at Marshall University in West Virginia from May 31st to July 27th, 2022. Find more information about the program HERE.