Chemistry Department

Elsie Parés Professor
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phone: (787) 832-4040 ext. 3146
fax: (787) 265-3849
email: elsie.pares@upr.edu
office: Q-143
website: Not available
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Ph.D. Purdue University, 2000


2014 Best Mentor Award, Industrial Biotechnology Student Association (AEBI)
2014 MGM Award, Honorable Sorority Sigma Delta Nu
2013 RCR Award, Honorable Sorority Sigma Delta Nu
2007 Coordinator Award, 31st ACS Senior Technical Meeting
2005 ACS ChemLuminary Award: Education in Chemistry

Teaching Interests

Biophysical Chemistry
Organic Chemistry

Research Interests

  • NF-IL6: Regulation of the promoter region during macrophage differentiation.
  • FAP1: Determination of protein structure and function in yeast.
  • PDGF/VEGF: A biophysical study with selected DNA aptamers.
  • SAA1/2: Characterization of protein complexes using co-immunoprecipitation.
  • Transferrin: Expression, purification and mode of interaction with metallocene dichlorides.

Specific Subjects of Research Interests: Recombinant DNA Technology, Eukaryotic Gene Expression, Bacterial and Cell Culture, Transfection Assay, Electrophoretic Mobility Shift Assay, Western blot, Absorption Spectroscopy, Magnetic Resonance, Bioinformatics, DNA-Protein Interaction, Protein-Protein Interaction, Protein Structure, Protein Function, Biosensor Design

Selected Publications

  1. Parés-Matos EI. Electrophoretic mobility-shift and super-shift assays for studies and characterization of protein-DNA complexes. Methods in Molecular Biology, Ch. 12, vol. 977, Humana Press 2013, ISBN 978-1-62703-283-4.
  2. Parés-Matos EI, Milligan JS, Bina M. Exploring transcription factor binding properties of several noncoding DNA sequence elements in the human NF-IL6 gene. J Mol Biol 2006, 357:732-747.
  3. Bina M, Wyss P, Ren W, Szpankowski W, Thomas E, Randhawa R, Reddy S, John PM, Parés-Matos EI, Stein A, Xu H, Lazarus SA. Exploring the characteristics of sequence elements in proximal promoters of human genes. Genomics 2004, 84:929-940.