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Fabián Vázquez Santiago
Ponce, PR

B.S. Biomedical Sciences
University of Puerto Rico, Ponce, PR
Honors & Awards:

Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology Young Investigator Travel Award (2012)

Brain Sciences Internship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2012)

Southwest National Primate Research Center Summer Internship Program (June-August 2010)

2nd place, poster presentation, PSM 6th Annual Scientific Conference: Effect of Vitamin D Receptor Activator Paricalcitol in Lipogenic Markers in the Atherosclerotic Model ApoE Deficient Mice (June 2010)

Entered PhD program:

Dr. Pedro Santiago(RISE)
Dr. Vanessa Rivera (research mentor)
Yisel Rivera (student mentor)
Research interests:

Working with the non-human primate Rhesus Macaques SIV/SHIV model in the setting of drug abuse such as alcohol and morphine.

Characterization of oxidative stress biomarkers in Macaques after exposure to SIV and development of AIDS as well as viral expression in different compartments.

Impact of HIV and AIDS pathogenesis in disadvantaged or minority groups.