Idhaliz Flores Caldera, Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology
  • Ph.D. Rutgers University, RWJMS, NJ (1994)
  • M.S. Rutgers University, RWJMS, NJ (1992)
  • B.A. Industrial Microbiology, University of P.R., MayagŁez (1988)
Research and Teaching
  • Principal Investigator: SNP analysis of Endometriosis Candidate Genes, NIH-NICHD R01-HD050559 and ARRA supplement (2010-2011)

  • Co-investigator:

    • Establishment and validation of the rhesus monkey model of endometriosis. 1 NCRR-NIH, Puerto Rico Clinical Translational Research Consortium (PRCTR), 454RR026139-01A1 (Ruiz L, PI)

    • Stress: Potential impact on an animal model of endometriosis; National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), grant #3 NC 1R15AT006373

Membership and Professional Societies/Awards
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

  • Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR), member of the Minority Affairs Committee (MAC)

  • World Endometriosis Society (WES), Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI)
    Editorial Board Reproductive Sciences Journal

  • Research Council, Endometriosis Association, Milwaukee, WI

  • Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR), member of the Minority Affairs Committee (MAC)

  • Board of Directors and founding member, Puerto Rican Foundation of Patients with Endometriosis

  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

  • Lifetime Member, Endometriosis Association (EA)

  • Member, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL

  • 2000-present Member, Institutional Review Board, PSM
  • 2011-present Student Admissions, PhD Program, PSM
Courses Offered
  • General Microbiology (Bacterial Genetics, Parasitology)
  • Infectious Diseases (Parasitic Infections)
  • Medical Ethics (The Ethics of the New Genetics)
  • Organizer of the First Endometriosis Support Group in Puerto Rico
  • Organizer of Hablemos de Cancer: taller educativo sobre prevencion and tratamiento (educational program for cancer patients)

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