Principal Investigator


Luis R. Martinez, Ph.D., MBA

Luis was born and raised in Ponce, PR and lived close to 20 years in NYC. He earned his B.S. in Industrial Microbiology from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, his M.S. in Microbiology from Long Island University-Brooklyn, and his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Graduate students

Ana Vargas

Ana Vargas, B.S.

Ana is a native of El Paso, TX. She obtained a B.S. in microbiology at UTEP and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. Ana is an outstanding artist and is considering to pursue a career as a microbiologist in the US Armed Forces.

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Yeon-Hwa Woo, B.S.

Yeon-Hwa was born in Daejeon, Korea. She came to the U.S. to study abroad and attended to the University of Washington where she obtained a B.S. in biochemistry. Yeon-Hwa is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. She is interested in continuing post-doctoral training.

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