The UPRM RISE-E-BASE program is sponsored by the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The purpose of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities that pursue and complete a PhD degree in biomedical sciences and/or biomedical engineering. The program provides funds to support the participation of qualifying undergraduate students in education, research and training activities to accomplish this mission. Selected RISE-E-BASE students may qualify for a monthly salary, travel to conferences, summer support off-campus, funds to purchase materials in support of their in-campus mentor. UPRM undergraduate students from the departments of biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering and software engineering and biotechnology programs may submit their application to the UPR Mayaguez RISE-E-BASE program. Ten (10) undergraduate students will be selected for the RISE-E-BASE program. The program is open to freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students pursuing degrees in the STEM departments or program described above that are committed to pursue a PhD degree in biomedical sciences or biomedical engineering.
Students will submit an application package to the RISE-E-BASE program. The application package includes:
(1) The RISE-E-BASE application form including general information, parents’ information and a written essay in English describing:(a) previous research experience(s) (b) motivation to become a biomedical scientist or biomedical engineer and (c) commitment to pursue and complete a PhD degree, (d) anything that you have had to overcome in the pursue of your academic and lifelong dreams, The complete application form should be submitted firstname.lastname@example.org. You must indicate your Name and write Application Package in the subject line of the email.
(2) One official transcript from UPR Mayaguez (freshman students entering UPRM must submit a transcript from their High School) sent to email@example.com ; freshman students that have participated in summer research programs –like STEP UP- and/or have AP course work from their High Schools approved at UPR Mayaguez are encouraged to apply. You must indicate your Name and write Transcript in the subject line of the email.
(3) Arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . You must indicate the name of the student and write Reference in the subject line of your email.
The review of completed applications will start by August 24, 2018. Students will be selected in early Fall 2018 for an interview. Feel free to contact us by electronic mail to email@example.com should you have additional questions regarding the program.
UPRM RISE-E-BASE undergraduates must work in the laboratory of one of the following in-campus research mentors in the areas of biomedical science and/or biomedical engineering.
|Taras Oleksik||Biology||Genetics, Genomics/NIH|
|Ruben Diaz||Mechanical Eng||Biosensors/NSF|
|Carlos Rios Velazquez||Biotechnology||Biotechnology/NIH|
|Juan Carlos Martinez Cruzado||Biology||population genetics/HH;PRST|
|Enrique Melendez||Chemistry||bio inorganic/NSF|
|Jorge Almodovar||Chemical Eng.||Biomaterials/NSF|
|Magda Latorre||Chemical Eng.||Nanomedicine/NSF|
|Madeline Torres||Chemical Eng.||cancer research/NSF|
|Maribella Domenech||Chemical Eng.||cancer, nanomedicine/NSF, NIH|
|Vldya Manin||Electrical and Computer Engineering||neuroscience, brain comp. interfaces/NSF|
|Pedro Resto||Mechanical Eng||microfluidics, biosensors/PRST|
|Oscar Perales||Materials Science and Eng.||Nanomedicine/NSF|
|Mauricio Cabrera||Industrial Eng.||Biostatistics/NSF|
|Jaime Seguel||Computer Information Science and Eng.||Bioinformatics/NSF|
|Paul Sundaram||Mechanical Eng||Biomaterials/NSF|
|Juan Lopez Garriga||Chemistry||structure and function hemeproteins/NSF,NIH|
|Eduardo Juan||Electrical and Computer Engineering||bioinstrumentation,biomedical acoustics/NIH|
|Miguel Castro||Chemistry||Nanoscience/DuPont;NIH; DOE|
RISE E BASE undergraduates must work in the research laboratory of one of the following off-campus research mentors in the summer months.
|Off Campus Research Mentors||Institution||Source of Funding|
|Daniel Colon||Yale University||NSF,NIH|
|Mike Dean||National Cancer Institute-NIH||NIH NCI|
|Juan Rodriguez Flores||Weil Cornell Medical College||QNRF|
|Carlos Rinaldi||University of Florida||two R21; NSF CBET; P&G;|
|Andrew B. Gladden||MD Anderson||NIH|
|Benjamin G.Keselowsky||University of Florida||Pfizer; two RO1 NIDDK;|
|Kevin John Otto||University of Florida||two DARPA; NIH|
|Carmen Cadilla||UPR Medical Sciences Campus||NIH|
|Tanmay P. Lele||University of Florida||NSF; NIH R01|
|Sharilyn Almodovar||Texas Tech||R21 NIH;|
|Edu Suarez||UPR Ponce||NIH, PRST|
|Cherie Stabler||University of Florida||NIH R01, UC4; Diabetes Foundation|
|Reinhard Laubenbacher||UCONN Health||NIH R01; R25; NSF DMS; US Army|
|Andres Garcia||Georgia Institute of Technology||Three RO1; two R21; one T32;|
|Kyle D. Allen||University of Florida||NIH RO1; NIH T32|
|Naoko Tanese||NYU School of Medicine||Associate Dean NYU|
|Victor Torres||NYU School of Medicine||four RO1; 1 NIH contract; private|
Experimental Biology 2019
Experimental Biology or simply EB is the annual meeting of five societies bringing together more than 12,000 scientists and 25 guest societies in one interdisciplinary meeting. EB is the place to explore the tallest cutting edge in biomedical sciences. EB welcomes everyone with interest in the latest research impacting life sciences. Attendees represents scientists from academic institutions, government, non profit organizations and industry. It features plenary lectures, workshops, symposium, poster presentations, on-site career services and exhibits spotlighting products and services integral to this professional community. EB 2019 will be held from April 6 to April 9 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Further information regarding EB 2019 can be found by clicking here
The 2018 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) will be held in Indiana, Indianapolis between November 14 and 17, 2018. All RISE E BASE students must attend the conference. You may enter the following link ( http://www.abrcms.org ) to learn about ABRCMS 2018.