Contact Information

Name: James Porter
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Address: Ponce School of Medicine
P.O. Box 7004
Ponce, PR 00732
Phone: Ext 2251 (office) Ext 2172 (lab)
(787) 844-3620 (lab)
Fax: (787) 844-1980
Office hours: Tues and Thurs 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Lab Brochure:

Current Lab Members:

Graduate Students:

Omar Soler Cedeño
Biomedical PhD Program

Marangelie Criado Marrero
Biomedical PhD Program


María Quiñones
PhD PsyD Program

Emmanuel A. Cruz Torres
Biomedical PhD Program
Previous Lab Members:
  • Edwin Santini, PhD
    Currently Assistant Professor in Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Nova Southeastern University

  • Zaira Mateo, PhD
    Currently Assistant Professor in Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

  • Darah Fontanez, PhD
    Currently Assistant Professor in Anatomy Department at Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • Ana Lopez (Laboratory Assistant)
               Eliezer Ruiz (Laboratory Assistant)



     Maria Santiago (Administrative Assistant) 



         Marian Sepulveda (PhD student)     
  • 2 of 3 former PhD students had independent predoctoral fellowships from NIH
  • 2 of 3 former PhD students had 2 publications upon graduation
  • All former PhD students had publications
From left to right: Darah Fontanez, James T. Porter, Zaira Mateo and Marian T. Sepúlveda Orengo
From left to right: James T. Porter (PI), Marian T. Sepúlveda Orengo, Gladys S. Chompré González and Richard Noel (PI)