Impactos económicos de desastres naturales: El caso del huracán, terremoto, y COVID-19

Investigador: José Caraballo Cueto This course aims to discuss the related economic literature and gather solid information on the relationship between natural disaster and labor market outcomes by integrating students in the research project. The two main objectives of our research are: Objective 1: To evaluate the existent literature and data about the economic consequences…

Función de H2S en superoxido de dismutasa y su implicación en la formación de fibrillas

Investigadora: Ruth Pietri Protein fibrils are large aggregates of misfolded proteins that are associated with several neurodegenerative diseases such as familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is a protein that forms fibrils, which has been implicated with ALS. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) can inhibit protein fibrils by reacting with disulfide bonds in proteins, which…

Blancuras dudosas: Censo, colonialismo, y “raza” en tiempos de bancarrota

Investigadora: Isar P. Godreau This research aims to assess if the current economic recession and weakening of the local state apparatus in the wake of different crises (a public debt crisis, hurricanes, public protests, earthquakes and the coronavirus pandemic) have impacted how people in Puerto Rico define their racial identity and the role of “race”…