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Emilee E. Colón-Lorenzo
Title Dr.
Faculty Rank Adjunct Professor
Degree BS, PhD
Institution University of Puerto Rico
Department RCMI-Infectious and Global Diseases Program
Clusters Genes and Environmental Health/Toxicology
HIV/AIDS
Informatics
Infectious and Immunological Diseases
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UPR-Medical Sciences Campus
School of Medicine
Department of Microbiology, A-349 3rd Floor
PO Box 365067
City San Juan
State PR
Postal Code 00936-5067
Telephone (787) 758-2525 x.1314
Fax (787) 756-7110
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2002 UPR-Aguadilla Campus - IGS Outstanding Award
2004 UPR-Aguadilla Campus - Honor Recognition
2004 UPR-Medical Sciences Campus - NIH-MIGMS-RISE, Summer Research Program
2004 UPR-Aguadilla Campus - Puerto Rico Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PR-LSAMP) Fellowship
2004 UPR-Mayagüez Campus - Sloan Undergraduate Research Program
2005 UPR-Mayagüez Campus - Honor Recognition
2005 The University of Arizona - Minority Health Disparities Summer Research Program
2006 UPR-Medical Sciences, School of Medicine - NIH-MIGMS-RISE Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement, Summer Research Program
2008 UPR-Medical Sciences, School of Medicine - Academic Excellence Award
2008 UPR-Medical Sciences, School of Medicine - Leadership Recognition
2008 UPR-Medical Sciences, School of Medicine - Outstanding GPA Recognition
2008 UPR-Medical Sciences, School of Medicine - Research Excellence Recognition
2009 ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship
2009 UPR-Medical Sciences, School of Medicine - Dean''s List Recognition
2009 PR Society for Microbiologists - Dr America Pomales Award
2009 Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference - FASEB MARC Travel Award
2009 Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center - MARC Fellowship for Bioinformatics Internship
2011 FASEB MARC Leadership Development and Grant Writing Program
2011 UPR-Medical Sciences Campus Poster Presentation Award, 31st Annual Forum of Research and Education
2012 ASM Kadner Institute
2012 UPR-Medical Sciences, School of Medicine - Pre-doctoral Fellowship, NIH-MIGMS-RISE Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement
2014 University of Georgia - EuPathDB Workshop
2014 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health - Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) Program, 4-day outreach program
2015 UPR-Medical Sciences, School of Medicine - Academic Excellence Award, Class of 2015
2015 UPR-Medical Sciences, School of Medicine - Leadership Award, Class of 2015
2015 UPR-Medical Sciences, School of Medicine - Research Excellence Award, Class of 2015
2016 UPR-Medical Sciences, School of Medicine - NIH-RCMI Pilot Project Small Grant
2016 UPR-Medical Sciences Campus - RCMI Targeted Faculty Development Program. Dr. Luis J. Montaner - Program Director
2016 Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena's lab - Johns Hopkins University - Travel Award - RCMI Faculty Professional Development Program, Mosquito Training

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  Emilee E. Colón-Lorenzo is an Adjunct Professor at the RCMI Infectious and Global Diseases Research Program at University of Puerto Rico-School of Medicine. She has a BS in Industrial Microbiology from UPR-Mayagüez and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from UPR-Medical Sciences with expertise in molecular/cellular biology, molecular parasitology, and bioinformatics. Dr. Colón’s experience includes: Plasmodium berghei in vitro and in vivo drug testing, reverse genetics, recombinant DNA technology, enzyme activity assay, training in mosquitoes as a vector of infectious diseases, among others. In addition, she is interested in vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, and zika. Her achievements include publications (DOI: 10.5220/0002747401730180, PMID: 21143936, PMID: 26952808), awarded with two pre-doctoral fellowships, and recently obtained funds from NIH-RCMI for a small pilot project.

She has also trained both undergraduate and graduate students in molecular/cellular biology techniques and laboratory procedures related to their research projects. She is involved in designing and performing experiments; analyzing results, writing and revising manuscripts for publication, and provides support in the writing of grant proposal.

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1. Colón-Lorenzo EE, Colón-López DD, Vega-Rodríguez J, Dupin A, Fidock DA, Baerga-Ortiz A, Ortiz JG, Bosch J, Serrano AE. Structure-Based Screening of Plasmodium berghei Glutathione S-Transferase Identifies CB-27 as a Novel Antiplasmodial Compound. Front Pharmacol. 2020; 11:246.
2. Pérez-Sánchez L, González E, Colón-Lorenzo EE, González-Velázquez W, González-Méndez R, Valle NR. Correction to: Interaction of the heterotrimeric G protein alpha subunit SSG-1 of Sporothrix schenckii with proteins related to stress response and fungal pathogenicity using a yeast two-hybrid assay. BMC Microbiol. 2019 Nov 26; 19(1):262.
3. Padín-Irizarry V, Colón-Lorenzo EE, Vega-Rodríguez J, Castro Mdel R, González-Méndez R, Ayala-Peña S, Serrano AE. Glutathione-deficient Plasmodium berghei parasites exhibit growth delay and nuclear DNA damage. Free Radic Biol Med. 2016 06; 95:43-54.
4. Pérez-Sánchez L, González E, Colón-Lorenzo EE, González-Velázquez W, González-Méndez R, Rodríguez-del Valle N. Interaction of the heterotrimeric G protein alpha subunit SSG-1 of Sporothrix schenckii with proteins related to stress response and fungal pathogenicity using a yeast two-hybrid assay. BMC Microbiol. 2010 Dec 09; 10:317.

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1. Emilee E. Colón-Lorenzo, Adelfa E. Serrano, Hugh B. Nicholas Jr., Troy Wymore, Alexander J. Ropelewski, Ricardo González-Méndez. Proceedings of Bioinformatics 2010, 1st International Conference on Bioinformatics. The Plasmodium Glutathione S-transferase: Bioinformatics Characterization and Classification into the Sigma Class. 2010; 173-180.

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