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Franklin Carrero-Martínez, Ph.D.

email: fcarrero@uprm.edu
Web page: Franklin Carrero-Martínez
Current Projects with MBRS-SCORE funds:
Diffusible signaling at the neuromuscular junction

Professional Experience:

2007 - Present

Assistant Professor of Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico,
Mayagüez, PR.

Faculty Internship Program. Amgen. Juncos, PR.

Summer Research Intern. Laboratory of Neurobiology. National Institute of Genetics.
Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan.

Research Assistant. Drosophila Neurodevelopment Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Urbana, Illinois.

Research Assistant. Biology of Fragile X Mental Retardation Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Urbana, Illinois.

Summer Research Intern. Laboratory of Neurobiology. National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health.
Bethesda, Maryland.

Honors and Awards:

  • Howard Hughes Research Training Grant. Research Fellowship; University of Puerto Rico, 1994-1995.

  • McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, 1996-1997

  • National Institutes of Health, Minority International Research Training. Fellowship to attend the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, 1996

  • Center of Excellence in Tropical and Caribbean Research. School of Pharmacy; University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus Research Fellowship, 1995-1996

  • National Consortium for Graduate Education for Minorities in Engineering & Science Consortium. GEM Ph.D. Bioengineering/Biomedical Science Fellowship, 1997

  • Committee on Institutional Cooperation. Summer Research Opportunity Program, 1997

  • National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, 1997-1998

  • University of Puerto Rico. Beca Presidencial, 1998-2001

  • National Science Foundation. Ford Foundation Minority Graduate Fellowship, 1998

  • National Institutes of Health. Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant, 1998-2001

  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans. SACNAS Neuroscience Fellowship, 1999-2000

  • Society for Neuroscience. Minority Travel Fellowship, 2001-2003

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). East Asia and Pacific Summer Intern to the National Institute of Genetics in Mishima, Japan, 2005


  • Angenstein, F., Evans, A. M., Ling, S. C., Settlage, R. E., Ficarro, S., Carrero-Martínez, F. A., Shabanowitz, J. and Greenough, W. T. (2005). Proteomic characterization of mRNP-complexes bound to nontranslated or translated polyA-mRNAs in the rat cerebral cortex. Journal of Biological Chemistry 280 (8): 6496 - 503.

  • Chiba, A., Carrero-Martínez, F. A., and Kamiyama, D. (2003). Behold, the synapse is born. Saibo Kogaku (Cell Technology) 22 (7): 726 - 729. [In Japanese].

Phone: (787) 834 3165
Fax: (787) 834-3165
e-mail: mbrs[AT]uprm[dot]edu
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Research and Development Center
Main Building, Office 210
Mayaguez, PR