Summer Research Opportunity: IQ BIO REU

The University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras will host a nine week paid research internship for undergraduate students. The NSF-sponsored program offers training and practice for fluency in quantitative skills, data analysis, and bioinformatics and myriad opportunities for career development.

Congratulations to Dr. Juan Ramirez Lugo and our very own Dr. Patricia Ordoñez for obtaining this award.

Seminar: Discovering hidden biological complexity in microbiome data

Dr. Titus Brown from the University of California, Davis will be our guest for Topicos next week and will be sponsored by IDI-BD2K.

He will be presenting his seminar on Tuesday (see flyer). He will be covering topics of biological data analysis, data integration, and data sharing. His lab’s primary interest is in genomic, transcriptomic, and metagenomic sequence analysis. He will be available on Tuesday and Thursday to meet with faculty, postdocs or students. If you would like to meet with him, or know someone that might be interested, please contact me ( or Gustavo Lopez ( to save date/hour for your meeting.