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

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Samuel E. Inkabi, M.S.

Samuel is from Ghana, West Africa.  He earned his B.S. in Biochemistry from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. He obtained his M.S. in Experimental and Medical Biosciences from Linkoping University in Sweden. Samuel is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Post-doctoral scholars


Mohamed Fawzy Hamed Shehata, Ph.D.

Mohamed earned his B.S. in Veterinary Medical Science from Mansoura University in Egypt. He also obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Pathology from Mansoura University. Then, he pursued postdoctoral trainings in the Department of Neuropharmacology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Granada in Spain, the Department of Biology at the University of York in the United Kingdom, and the Department of Medicinal Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida, USA.

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