1. Hector J. Diaz Zabala, Luisa Morales Torres, Jaime Matta, and Julie Dutil, The Role of Genetic Ancestry in DNA Repair Capacity Among Puerto Rican Women with Breast Cancer, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences, 2013. To be presented at the American Society Human Genetics meeting, Boston, MA, in October 2013.
     
  2. Héctor J. Díaz-Zabala*, Luisa Morales Torres, Jaime L. Matta, and Julie Dutil, The Role of Genetic Ancestry in Breast Cancer Risk Among Puerto Rican Women Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences,9th Annual Scientific Conference, June 1st, 2013, Third place, Oral Presentation Basic Sciences.
     
  3. Carmen M. Ortiz Sánchez*, Luisa Morales Torres, and Jaime Matta, Induction of late-apoptosis on Chinese hamster ovary cells by sandalwood (Santalum album) essentials oil. Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences, 9th Annual Scientific Conference, June 1st, 2013, Third Place, Poster Presentation, Basic Sciences
     
  4. Luisa Morales Torres*, Carmen Ortiz, Jaime Matta, Carolina Alvarez-Garriga, and Manuel Bayona, Educational level, DNA repair capacity, and risk of breast cancer, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences, 9th Annual Scientific Conference, June 1st, 2013. Second Place, Poster Presentation, Public Health.
     
  5. Jaime L. Matta, Luisa Morales, Carmen Ortiz, Celestino Zayas, Erick Suarez. Expression of miRNAs associated with DNA repair capacity in women with breast cancer. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), 103rd Annual Meeting 2013. Washington, DC. April 6-10, 2013. Poster Presentation
     
  6. Matta J, Morales L, Cruz, A , Bayona M, Dutil, J., Gjyshi, A, Monteiro, A and E Suarez. Expression of DNA repair genes in breast cancer tumors from Puerto Rican women. Society of Toxicology (SOT) 52nd Annual Meeting, March 10–14, 2013, Henry Gonzalez Convention Center San Antonio, Texas. Abstract submitted for Poster Presentation.
     
  7. Matta, J, Morales, L, Acosta, H, Ortiz, C, Vargas, W, Echenique, M, Sánchez-Gaetan, F, Ramírez- Lizardi, E, Torres, A, Ortiz-Rosado, J., Bolaños, G., González-Cruz, J, Laboy, J, Barnes, R, Santiago-Medina, S, Romero, A, Martinez, R., Suarez, E, Alvarez-Garriga, C and M Bayona. Molecular epidemiology studies of breast cancer in Puerto Rico. 13th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities, Sheraton Hotel, San Juan PR, December 10-13, 2012. Oral Presentation.
     
  8. Matta, J, Guerrero, R, Sidranksy, D, Morales, L, Ortiz, C, Ostrow, K, Suarez, E, Alvarez-Garriga, C. and M Bayona. Epigenetic dysregulation of DNA repair in Puerto Rican women with breast cancer”. 13th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities, Sheraton Hotel, San Juan PR, December 10-13, 2012. Poster Presentation.
     
  9. Matta, J, Morales, J, Ortiz, C, Vargas, W, Echenique, M, Sánchez Gaetan, F, Ramírez Lizardi E, Torres, A, Ortiz Rosado, J, Bolaños, G, González Cruz, J, Laboy, J, Barnes, R, Santiago Medina, S, Romero, A, Martinez, R, Alvarez-Garriga, C and M Bayona. Triple negative receptor status is associated with low DNA repair capacity in women with breast cancer. 2012 CTRC-AACR, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 4-8, 2012. San Antonio, TX. Abstract accepted for Poster Presentation.
     
  10. Matta, J, Morales, L., Acosta, H., Dutil, J., Monteiro, A., Alvarez-Garriga C and M. Bayona. The host cell reactivation (HCR) assay for measuring DNA repair capacity (DRC) in cancer research after 20 years; re-evaluation and lessons learned. 2012 AACR 103rd. Annual Meeting, March 31- April 4, 2012, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. Poster Presentation.
     
  11. Diaz-Zabala H, Matta JL, Dutil J. Genetic ancestry distribution in basal-cell carcinoma cases and controls from Puerto Rico, AACR Annual Meeting 2012, Chicago, Il, March 31 to April 4, 2012.
     
  12. Matta, L., Alvarez-Garriga C., Morales, L., Vargas, W and M. Bayona. Smoking is associated with a diminished DNA repair and increased breast cancer risk. 2012 SOT 51st Annual Meeting & ToxExpo, March 11- 15, 2012, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, California. Poster Presentation.
     
  13. Matta, J. Recent Advances on the Role of DNA Repair in Breast Cancer. University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center and U54 Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research. October 26, 2011. Oral presentation.
     
  14. Dutil J, Fejerman L, Ziv E, Hunstman S, Arroyo N, Matta J, Gonzalez-Bosquet J. The role of genetic ancestry in breast cancer predisposition and tumor presentation in Puerto Rican Hispanic. 61th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetic/12th International Congress of Human Genetics, Montreal QC, Canada, October 2011.
     
  15. Matta, J. Recent Advances in Breast Cancer Research in Puerto Rican Women. AAAS Caribe Division, Genetics, Environment and Society, October 1, 2011. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Invited guest speaker