Research/Areas of Interest:

I am studying the intracellular bacterium Legionella pneumophila, responsible for Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever. The goal of my work is to identify and characterize potential IFN-induced factors that disrupt the Legionella Containing Vacuole (LCV) in macrophages."\


BS, Industrial Microbiology, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, Mayaguez, PR
MS, Integrated Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX