The SJBSM Research Center has Core Laboratory Facilities with state of the art and general equipment available for the use of faculty researchers, mentors and students to carry out basic, clinical and translational research. Also, the Core Facilities serve to provide service and enhance research capabilities by fostering laboratory skill development and expertise needed by basic and clinical scientists.

The SJBSM Core Lab facilities consist of three major laboratory spaces supported by a technician that has been equipped to be used in cellular, molecular and microbiological research. These facilities have available a Gene AMP PCR System, Step One Real Time PCR, water purification system, microscopes, autoclave, Nano Drop One, Gel imager, freeze dryer system, a Fluorescent Microscope, ice maker machine , 4°C refrigerators, -80 °C and -20°C freezers, ultrasonic bath, refrigerated centrifuges, micro-centrifuges, analytical balances, microplate readers and a flow cytometry-based instrument with applications for cell counting, cell health, immunology, cell signaling, apoptosis and cell viability. In addition, a cell culture room equipped with a CO2 incubator, a class II biosafety cabinet, microscopes and water baths, and a microbiological culture room equipped with incubator, a class II biosafety cabinet, microscope and autoclave is available for microbiological research purposes.

Core Lab Facilities Director:

Contact Information
Shirley D. Valentín-Berríos, Ph.D.
Office: Chair of Microbiology Department
(787) 743-3038 Ext. 234

Participating Faculty and Research Interests:

Participating Faculty Contact Information Research Interests
Yaritza Inostroza, Ph.D.
(787) 743-3038 Ext. 242
Signaling in Inflammation Pathways
Maricarmen Colón, Ph.D.
(787) 743-3038 Ext. 246
Effects of Phthalates in Modulating Epigenetic Mechanisms in Normal Endometrium
Yamixa Delgado, Ph.D.
(787) 743-3038 Ext. 3220
Development of Small Molecule Drugs and Protein Nanoparticles For Drug Delivery in Cancer Therapy
Ramón Scharbaai, Ph.D.
(787) 743-3038 Ext. 249
Molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial multi-drug resistance and metagenomics of infectious diseases