1986 MS, Microbiology/Biology University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras
Summer- 2016,2017,2018,2019 Interim Biology Department Director(part-time)
May- December 2013 Interim Dean of Students
August, 2004 – February, 2006 Industry and Technology Coordinator
August, 2004 – January, 2005 Academic Affairs Associate Dean
1986 to present – Faculty Member of the Biology Department – Full Professor since 2002
Offered to this moment 20 different courses, which comprised lectures and laboratories for undergraduate and graduate courses(General Biology, Biological Sciences, General Microbiology, Applied Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Microbiology for Health Care, Clinical Bacteriology, Human Anatomy and Physiology laboratory, Botany, Undergraduate Research, Graduate Environmental Sciences courses, Graduate Thesis Seminar). Develop and execute scientific research projects in the areas of food microbiology and applied microbiology (air quality assessment, microbial ecology, food, soil and water microbiology, studying bacteria and fungi particularly);. Research assistant on a collaborative project with the Chemistry Department in the area of microbial transformation of organic wastes (1993-94). Former Director of the Summer Camp of Science and Engineering sponsored by the CRCI-UPR (1990) and PIVE Program (Summer Research Program) for 7th and 11th grade students. Academic counselor for the Microbiology, Wildlife Management, Natural Science, Coastal and Marine Biology (more than 20 years).
Food safety consultant- Alimentos Seguros, San Juan PR – part time. Offer professional consulting and technical assistance to local food industries and food retailers (areas of expertise include: microbiology of processed foods and raw materials, safety hazards and economic losses due to microbial contamination, food plant sanitation, GMP, SSOP, food preservation, HACCP, food safety), 1998-2000.