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Elsie Ivette Parés Matos, Ph.D.

email: epares@uprm.edu
Web page: Elsie Parés
Current Projects with MBRS-SCORE funds:
NF-IL6: A Human Transcription Factor Implicated in Monocyte Differentiation



B.S Chemistry (1987) University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1987, PR.
M.S. BioOrganic (1990) University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, PR.
Ph.D. Organic/Biochemistry (2000) Purdue University-West Lafayette, IN.

Professional Experience:
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, PR.
2004 Chairperson, American Chemical Society, Puerto Rico Section.
Summer 2003 Visiting Faculty, Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, Medical School Division,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
2002-Present: Adjunct Professor, Biotechnology Program,  University Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, PR.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, PR.
Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University-West Lafayette, IN.
Instructor, Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, P.R.

Honors and Awards:

  • NIH Trainee Research, 1997/2000.

  • Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship, 1998.

  • Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company Scholarship, 1995/2000.

  • NIH-MBRS Graduate Fellowship, 1986/1989.

  • NIH-MBRS Undergraduate Fellowship, 1985/1986
  • Bina M, Wyss P, Ren, W, Szpankowski W, Thomas, Randhawa R, Reddy, S, John, PM, Parés-Matos EI , Stein A, Xu H, Lazarus SA. Exploring the characteristics of sequence elements in Proximal Promoters of Human Genes. Genomics 2004, 84:929-940.

  • Bina M, Young J, Parés-Matos EI . A Conceptual Scale for Correlating Cytogenetic and Physical Maps. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 2002, 97:136-139.

  • Yang Y, Parés-Matos EI , Tesmer VM, Dai C, Ashworth S, Huai J, Bina M. Organization of the Promoter Region of the Human NF-IL6 Gene. Biochim Biophys Acta 2002, 1577:102-108.

  • Bina M, Demmon S, Parés-Matos EI . Syndromes Associated with Homo sapiens Pol II Regulatory Genes. Prog Nucleic Acid Res Mol Biol 2000, 64:171-219.

  • Yao S, Brickner M, Parés-Matos EI , Chmielewski J. Uncoiling c-Jun coiled coils: Inhibitory Effect of Truncated Fos Peptides on Jun Dimerization and DNA Binding in vitro. Biopolymers (Peptide Science) 1998, 47:277-283.

  • Yao S, Parés-Matos EI , Brickner M, Chmielewski J. Inhibiting Dimerization and DNA Binding of c-Jun. Peptides: Chemistry, Structure and Biology 1997, 15:751-752.

  • Laboy O, Parés-Matos EI , Cortés-Figueroa JE. Displacement of Piperidine (PIP) from cis-(tricyclohexylphosphine) (PIP)tetracarbonyl tungsten(O). J Coord Chem 1995, 36:273-287.

  • Robledo-Luiggi C, Wilson WD, Parés-Matos EI , et al. Partial Intercalation with DNA of Peptides Containing Two Aromatic Amino Acids. Biopolymers 1991; 31:907-917.

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