Emma Fernández-Repollet, Ph.D.
Dr. Fernández-Repollet received her B.A. in Education from the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, her M.S. and Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, and a postdoctoral training in renal physiology at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined the faculty of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Puerto Rico Medical School in 1982.
Her academic experience includes teaching medical, graduate and dental students, as well as maintaining an active federally funded research program focusing on developing research infrastructure in minority institutions since 1986. Grant funds to this program since its inception exceeds $40 million and are currently $2 million per year. In addition, she is the Principal Investigator of a Science Education Partnership Award from National Center for Research Resources, with the goal to stimulate the interest of K-12 students in biomedical research.
Dr. Fernández-Repollet has occupied her current position as Vice President for Research and Technology since 2003. In addition to the regular duties of this position, she oversees the University of Puerto Rico Centennial Fund Initiative, a government-funded program designed to support the development of research infrastructure, the recruitment of competitive investigators, and the creation of a technology transfer unit. She is also co-inventor in two patents on the area of flow cytometry.
Dr. Fernández-Repollet has served on a number of review groups and advisory committees of the National Institutes of Health, including the committee for developing the National Center for Research Resources Strategic Plan for 2004-2008. She was also the President of the National Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program Directors Association from 2003-2006 and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Center for Quantitative Cytometry from 1990-2004. She currently serves as Vice President of INDUNIV, an industry-university research consortium and is a member the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust Fund and of the Alliance for the Economic Development of Puerto Rico.
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