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Curriculum Vitae:

  • Ph.D. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, 2006
  • B.S. Biology, University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez, 2001
  • INQU4027 Chemical Engineering Seminar
  • INQU4998 Undergraduate Research
  • INQU5995 Special Problems
  • INQU6010 Applied Molecular Biology For Engineers
  • INQU8104 Introduction To Nanomedicine Science And Technology
  • INQU8105 Nanomedicine Seminar
  • Nanomaterials For Biomedical Applications
  • Molecular Mechanisms Of Disease
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Assistant Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico- Mayagüez, 2009-Present
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico- Mayagüez, 2006- 2009
  • Enhanced reduction in cell viability by hyperthermia induced by magnetic nanoparticles. Héctor L Rodríguez-Luccioni, Magda Latorre-Esteves, Janet Méndez-Vega, Orlando Soto, Ana R Rodríguez, Carlos Rinaldi, Madeline Torres-Lugo. International Journal of Nanomedicine. February 2011:6 Pages 373–380.
  • Preparation of epidermal growth factor (EGF) conjugated iron oxide nanoparticles and their internalization into colon cancer cells, Mar Creixell, Adriana Herrera, Vanessa Ayala, Magda Latorre-Esteves, Marianela Perez-Torres, Madeline Torres-Lugo and Carlos Rinldi, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Volume 322, Issue 15, August 2010, Pages 2244-2250
  • Effect of graft method on the stability and cytotoxicity of carboxymethyl dextran coated magnetic nanoparticles.M. Creixell, A.P. Herrera, M. Latorre-Esteves, V. Ayala, M. Torres-Lugo, and C. Rinaldi, Journal of Materials Chemistry,20:8539-8547, 2010. [doi: 10.1039/C0JM01504K]
  • Applications of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Medicine: Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia, Magda Latorre-Esteves and Carlos Rinaldi , Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal, Vol 28, No 3 , September 2009, Pages 227-238.
  • Synthesis and characterization of carboxymethyl dextran-coated Mn/Zn ferrite for biomedical applications, Magda Latorre-Esteves, Ángel Cortés, Madeline Torres, Carlos Rinaldi, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Volume 321, Issue 19, October 2009, Pages 3061-3066