Valerie Vargas

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Name: Valerie Vargas

Faculty: Biology

Major: Biotechnology

Active Member: Summer, 2012

Current Status: Currently Enrolled in Bachelor Degree at UPR-Ponce

U.S. Meetings & Conferences:

  • ABRCMS 2012 Convention. San Jose, California. November, 2012
  • ABRCMS 2013. Convention. Nashville, Tennessee. November, 2013
  • ABRCMS 2014. Convention. San Antonio, TX. November, 2014
  • Experimental Biology 2015. Convention. Boston, MA. April, 2015

P.R. Meetings and Conferences

  • 32nd Puerto Rico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting & 47th Junior Technical Meeting. (UPR-Carolina. March 10, 2012. Carolina. PR)
  • UPR-Mayaguez 2nd Annual Undergraduate Symposium (May, 2012. Mayaguez, PR)
  • Southern Science Symposium. Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences. (December, 2012)
  • 21st Annual Puerto Rico Neuroscience Conference 2012 (December, 2012)
  • 33rd Puerto Rico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting & 48th Junior Technical Meeting. (Univ. del Turabo. March 9, 2013. Gurabo. PR)
  • UPR-Mayaguez 3rd Annual Undergraduate Symposium (May, 2013. Mayaguez, PR)
  • Microbiology Society of Puerto Rico Student Investigation Symposium (December 7, 2013)
  • 34th Puerto Rico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting & 49th Junior Technical Meeting. (Univ. del Turabo. March, 2014. Gurabo. PR)
  • 35th Puerto Rico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting & 50th Junior Technical Meeting. (Univ. of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus. March, 2015. San Juan, PR)
  • American Society for Microbiology 115th General Meeting en New Orleans, Louisiana.

Research Internships:

  • Summer 2013- University of California San Diego. June-July
  • Summer 2014- University of Michigan. June-August
  • Summer 2015- University of California Berkeley. San Francisco, CA.


  • Tittle: Global transcriptomic and phenotypic approach to characterize TarA, a regulatory small RNA in Vibrio cholerae
  • Tittle: The role of TarA in regulating gene expression and physiological processes in Vibrio cholera
    • 35th Puerto Rico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting & 50th Junior Technical Meeting. (March 14, 2015) UPR-Rio Piedras
    • Experimental Biology 2015 (March, 2015). Boston, MA
    • UPR-Ponce 7th Annual Research Congress (May 8, 2015)


In Progress