Wilfredo Hernandez Muñíz, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Education

1993   -           Ph.D., Molecular & Cell Biology, The Pennsylvania State
                        University

1982   -           M.S in Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR

            1979   -           B.S. in Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR


Current Research, Teaching and Professional Appointments

2011               Research Subject Advocate, The Puerto Rico Clinical and
            Translational Research Consortium (PRCTRC).

2005               Visiting Professor (1 year contract). Univ. of PR, Aguadilla.

2004-05         Part-Time Faculty, Interamerican Univ. of Puerto Rico,
                        Ponce.

1998-03         Research Associate, University of Minnesota, Department of
                        Medicine, Section of Allergy.

1995               Part-Time Faculty, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico,
                        San Germán and Ponce.

‘94-Present   Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemisty, Ponce School of Medicine.  Team teaching Biochemisty for medical students.

 

 


Committees
  • 10-Present President of the Student Promotions Committee at PSM
  • ‘10-Present Member of the Distance Learning Committee, PSM.
  • 2003 -10 Member of the Student Promotions Committee at PSM.
  • 2004-06 / 2010 – Present - Member Admissions Committee for the Ph.D.
                                   Program in Biomedical Sciences at Ponce School of
                                   Medicine.
Courses Offered
  • Medical Biochemistry Course (BCH 612) – team teaching since 1994
Research Areas
  • Suppression of mutagenesis with antioxidants
  • Gene polymorphisms that predispose to asthma.
Recent Publications
  1. Rodríguez C., Muñoz E., and Hernández W. 2008. Reduction of oxidative
    DNA damage with N-acetylcysteine. Ethnicity and Disease, 18; S1-30-31.
     
  2. Hill Martin D. and Hernández W. 2006. Nucleotide and amino acid
    mutations in human immunodeficiency virus corresponding to CD4+ decline. Archives of Virology, 151:1149-58.
     
  3. Ruiz, E., Hernández Muñiz W., and Blumenthal MN. 2003. Asthma and associated phenotypes in Puerto Rico’s asthmatics. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 111(2):985 (abstract)
     
  4. Hernández Muñiz, W., Banch, VR, and Blumenthal MN. 2001. Prevalence and mortality of asthma in Puerto Rico. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 107(2):916 (abstract)
     
  5. Hernández Muñiz, W. and Stevens, S.E. Jr. 1994. Development of motility in cultures of the cyanobacterium Mastigocladus laminosus. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 15(314):259 264.
     
  6. Stevens, S.E. Jr. and Hernández Muñiz, W. 1993. The developmental biology of the thermophilic cyanobacterium Mastigocladus laminosus. In P.M. Gresshoff, ed. Plant response to the environment. CRC Press, Boca Ratón, Florida, USA. pp 103 112.
     
  7. Hernández Muñiz, W. 1993. Genetic engineering of the cyanobacterial chromosome: deletion of the AquI restriction system and the creation of a chromosomal cloning vector. Ph.D. dissertation. The Pennsylvania State University. Ron Porter, Ph.D., Mentor.
     
  8. Hernández Muñiz, W. and Stevens, S.E. Jr. 1988. The Developmental Cycle of the cyanobacterium Mastigocladus laminosus. Abstracts of the VI International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes. Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. p. 269 (Abstract).
     
  9. Hernández Muñiz, W. and Stevens, S.E. Jr. 1988. Significance of braided trichomes in the cyanobacterium Mastigocladus laminosus. Journal of Bacteriology 170(4):1519 1522.
     
  10. Hernández Muñiz, W. and Stevens, S.E. Jr. 1987. Characterization of the motile hormogonia of Mastigocladus laminosus. Journal of Bacteriology 169(1):218 223.
     
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