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Margarita Irizarry-Ramirez

Faculty RankProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Puerto Rico
DepartmentSchool of Health Professions
AddressUPR-Medical Sciences Campus, School of Health Professions
San Juan PR 936
Phone7877582525 ext7035
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    TitleCollaborations and Partnerships Core Leader

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    2006Distinguished Faculty in Research, UPR Medical Sciences Campus
    2007President Caribbean Division AAAS

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    Dr. Margarita Irizarry-Ramírez is a Professor at the School of Health Professions in the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico (UPRMS). She teaches courses in both, the Clinical Laboratory Sciences master’s program as well as in the Post Doctoral Master in Clinical Research. Dr. Irizarry-Ramírez is also a researcher in the field of prostate cancer. Her main goal is to try to unravel the causes for the high mortality rate of men with prostate cancer in Puerto Rico. Her laboratory is doing research using both proteomic and genomic approaches to study prostate cancer. Her formal academic background includes a BS in Biology and MS in Molecular Biology of Radiation and a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. In addition she has completed various certifications of Ethics and Ethics in Research as well as formal NIH sponsored courses in Biomarkers Discovery and Proteomics.

    Dr. Irizarry-Ramírez has mentored students from the undergraduate to the post doctorate level. She is active in the scientific community in Puerto Rico having been president of the Caribbean Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a member of the AAAS Committee on Council Affairs. As member of the Division’s Board of Directors she organized symposiums and other activities to bring science to the community, including the general public and middle and high school students. Dr. Irizarry Ramirez is also the Collaborations and Partnerships Core Leader of the Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium (PRCTRC)
    Margarita is also a member of the RTRN cancer cluster and has attended sessions to organize collaborative research among the RTRN’s institutions. Since 2001 she was a member of the Institutional Review Board at UPRMS and chair of one of its panels. She is also a member of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), AAAS , AACR and the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) among others

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    1. Irizarry-Ramírez M, Kittles RA, Wang X, Salgado-Montilla J, Nogueras-González GM, Sánchez-Ortiz R, Guerrios L, Rivera K, Shah E, Prokhorova I, Roberson P, Troncoso P, Pettaway CA. Genetic ancestry and prostate cancer susceptibility SNPs in Puerto Rican and African American men. Prostate. 2017 Jul; 77(10):1118-1127. PMID: 28543179.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Jeannette L Salgado-Montilla, Jorge L Rodri´guez-Caba´n, Jonathan Sa´nchez-Garci´a, Ricardo Sa´nchez-Ortiz and Margarita Irizarry-Rami´rez. Impact of FTO SNPs rs9930506 and rs9939609 in Prostate Cancer Severity in a Cohort of Puerto Rican Men. Archives of Cancer Research. 2017; 5(3):148.
    3. Salgado-Montilla J, Soto Salgado M, Surillo Trautmann B, Sánchez-Ortiz R, Irizarry-Ramírez M. Association of serum lipid levels and prostate cancer severity among Hispanic Puerto Rican men. Lipids Health Dis. 2015 Sep 17; 14:111. PMID: 26377420.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Negrón R, Vásquez A, Nieves M, Guerrios L, Irizarry-Ramírez M. Body mass index affects the diagnosis and progression of prostate cancer in Hispanics. Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(1 Suppl 1):S1-168-72. PMID: 20521409.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Villanueva-Reyes A, Strand E, Nazario CM, Irizarry-Ramírez M. Cancer of the larynx in Puerto Rico. P R Health Sci J. 2008 Sep; 27(3):196-203. PMID: 18782962.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Figueroa B, Vélez H, Irizarry-Ramírez M. Association of thyroid-stimulating hormone levels and body mass index in overweight Hispanics in Puerto Rico. Ethn Dis. 2008; 18(2 Suppl 2):S2-151-4. PMID: 18646339.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Irizarry-Ramírez M, Willson CA, Cruz-Orengo L, Figueroa J, Velázquez I, Jones H, Foster RD, Whittemore SR, Miranda JD. Upregulation of EphA3 receptor after spinal cord injury. J Neurotrauma. 2005 Aug; 22(8):929-35. PMID: 16083359.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    8. Ríos Muñoz W, Irizarry Ramírez M, Rivera Molina F, González Crespo S, Rodríguez-Medina JR. Myosin II is important for maintaining regulated secretion and asymmetric localization of chitinase 1 in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2003 Jan 15; 409(2):411-3. PMID: 12504909.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    9. Willson CA, Irizarry-Ramírez M, Gaskins HE, Cruz-Orengo L, Figueroa JD, Whittemore SR, Miranda JD. Upregulation of EphA receptor expression in the injured adult rat spinal cord. Cell Transplant. 2002; 11(3):229-39. PMID: 12075988.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    10. Roots R, Holley W, Chatterjee A, Irizarry M, Kraft G. The formation of strand breaks in DNA after high-LET irradiation: a comparison of data from in vitro and cellular systems. Int J Radiat Biol. 1990 Jul; 58(1):55-69. PMID: 1973440.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Cells
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