I obtained my bachelors' degree in 2003 from
the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in
the concentration areas of Animal Science
and Biology. I later pursued a master degree
in the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Campus. I became involved in molecular
genetics under the guidance of Dr. Juan C.
I have been involved in a number of
molecular genetics investigations throughout
my brief professional career. In late 2009,
I commenced working as the Molecular Biology
Core Laboratory (MBCL) research technician.
I provide technical support and intellectual
consultation to all Ponce School of Medicine
Molecular Biology investigations, as well as
to the local community.
Tirtsa Porrata-Doria, MBCL Staff
Collazo M. S., Porrata-Doria T., Flores
I., Acevedo S. F. (2012) Apolipoprotein
E Polymorphisms and Spontaneous
Pregnancy Loss in Patients with
Endometriosis. Mol. Hum. Reprod. first
published online January 20, 2012
Porrata-Doria, T. (2006) Genetic
Diversity of the Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus
bonariensis): A mtDNA study on the
variability within original and expanded
range. M.S. tesis, Universidad de Puerto
Rico, Mayaguez, PR
López C. A., Vazquez M., Hill M. D.,
Colón M. C., Porrata-Doria, T.,
Johnston, I. C. D., Lorenzo, E. (2010)
The characterization of HIV-1 RNA forms
in the plasma of patients undergoing
successful HAART. Accepted for
publication, Arch Virol.
Porrata-Doria, T., Matta, J. L.,
Acevedo, S. F. (2010) Apolipoprotein E
Allelic Frequency Altered in Women with
Early-onset Breast Cancer. Accepted for
publication, Cancer Epidem Biomar.