LSAMP Alumni Profile

Jose Martinez Matias
NIH PREP Scholar, The University of Chicago
Puerto Rico LSAMP

Past Clubs/Organizations
Organization: Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society, Zeta Delta Chapter Role: President Dates: July 2019 – July 2020 About: Improve the understanding and appreciation of the biological study through STEM-based initiatives, strongly linked to social works and cultural development. Organization: American Chemical Society, St. Albertus Magnus Chapter Role: Vice-President Dates: August 2019 – May 2020 About: Relate members and undergrads with components that will make them succeed in the scientific global enterprise by delivering opportunities, resources, information and solutions. Organization: Rebuilding Joy Role: Cofounder and Team Leader Dates: September 2017 – Present About: Fomentation of strategies aiming to affect as many individuals as possible, delivering tools intended to develop the fundamental scopes of life: education, housing, health, security and personal growth. Organization: Sound Tech Group - MJPG Church Role: Worship Music Leader Dates: January 2016 - July 2020 About: At Ministry Justice, Peace and Joy Church, I was in charge of the management of audio, lighting, presentation, music and graphic-visual materials on services and special activities. Organization: Program of Mentor Students Role: Peer Advisor Dates: August 2018 – May 2019 About: Guided newly enrolled undergrads from the Honor Program of the Sciences Department

Past Research
Tittle: Mechanisms of Motor Memory Consolidation in Basal Ganglia Institution: The University of Chicago, National Institute of Health PREP Scholar Dates: August 2020 – Present Description: Assessing the contribution of dopamine receptors-mediated learning and motor performance in corticostriatal plasticity and cAMP-protein synthesis using a Parkinson's disease mice model Tittle: "The Effects of Unescapable Footshocks on the Development of Anxiety-Like Behavior in Rats" Institution: Ponce Health Sciences University, LSAMP Fellow Dates: August 2019 – June 2020 Description: Developing a chronic stress paradigm to understand stress disorder phenotype and its correlations with drug addiction Tittle: Synthesis and Characterization of Titanocenyl- and Ferrocenyl-Steroid Complexes as Target Specific Drugs Institution: University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Dates: August 2019 – December 2019 Description: Synthetizing steroid-functionalized complexes as novel alternative to battle hormone-sensitive cancer Tittle: Detection and Identification of Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii Complex in Decomposing Organic Matter and Cacti After the Impact of Hurricane Maria Institution: Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Dates: July 2019 – August 2019 Description: Establishing the adaptation and detection of pathological encapsulated yeasts in new hostile environment Tittle: The Clinical Feature Score: A Novel Score for the Preoperative Diagnosis of Gangrenous Cholecystitis Institution: St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Summer Research Program Dates: May 2019 – June 2019 Description: Patient-oriented research where we developed a symptomatology-based score that allows the precise determination of gangrenous cholecystitis Tittle: Development of a One-Step Methodology for the Synthesis Allylic Alcohols Based on the Hydrometalation and Carbometalation of Propargylic Alcohols Followed by the Epoxide Cleavage to Obtain Polyketide Fragments Precursors Institution: Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, LSAMP Fellow Dates: January 2018 – May 2019 Description: Synthetizing optically active allylic alcohols as intermediates to achieve the formation of antimicrobial polyketides Tittle: The Socio-Demographic Profile of an Individual Influences the Risk of Suffer & Develop a Cardiovascular Disease in Puerto Rico Institution: Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico at Ponce Dates: August 2015 - December 2015 Description: Seeking new approaches to understand the factors that leads a person to develop cardiopathies and its differences on distinct demographic areas

Jose Martinez Matias

Research interests: Broad field of Neurosciences For undergraduates in STEM: Behind every single effort there is great reward, and only you decide where to thrive and where not to. Besides grades, research is the only element that will make you standout and will be the common factor in all your successes. As first-generation student I can say that the Alliance has fully given me access to a wide horizon of opportunities and competencies that I wouldn't acquire otherwise. Contribute to LSAMP Alumni group: I am willing to support the LSAMP undergrad fellows, serve as source of guidance and actively collaborate in recruitment processes.

I am available to mentor in the following ways
Alumni Recruitment, Attend Conferences, Mentor Students

My areas of expertise include
1:1 Mentoring, Leadership Skills, Resume/CV