Michelle Borrero, PhD

Michelle Borrero, PhD

Michelle Borrero, PhD
Associate Professor
787-764-0000 x.5800; 7202
Department of Biology
UPR, Rio Piedras

Although I am an immunologist by training, I have pursued scientific teaching as a scholarly activity since my recruitment at UPR in 2001. I developed various initiatives to integrate quantitative and bioinformatics skills into the Biology curriculum through institutional and NIH funds. In 2011, I became the PI of NSF’s PR-Math and Science Partnership and Robert Noyce’s Puerto Rico Master Math Teacher Program, as well as the PI for a Puerto Rico Department of Education’s grant to offer professional development to math and science elementary school teachers. Currently, I am also serving as a CoPI and Project Director of an NSF’s Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) grant and I am heading the newly established Center for Science and Math Education Research (CSMER). The CSMER’s goals are to: support and strengthen science education research that is conducted at UPR-RP and at participating K-12 schools, develop educational research skills in faculty of Institutions of Higher Education and teachers from K-12 schools, reinforce scientific and math content on K-12 teachers, and promote outreach of scientific projects to schools and the community through the schools. Hence, I am currently in apposition to share the expertise and networks that I have acquired and developed as a discipline-based education researcher.

1. Borrero, M. 2007. “Biology curriculum for the millennial student at UPR- Río Piedras.” Network: A Journal of Faculty Development. Acceso: http://www.nyu.edu/frn/publications/millennial.student/Millennial.index.html

2. Borrero Sierra, M. “Interacción del sistema inmune humano con organismos patogénicos.” Aprendizaje Activo en la Sala de Clases Universitaria: Actividades para Ciencias, Matemáticas y Educación Published by CETP, PR., 2003.

3. Borrero, M., and Clarke, S.H. 2002. Low affinity anti-Sm B cells are regulated by anergy as opposed to developmental arrest or differentiation to B-1. Journal of Immunology 168: 13-21.

4. Qian, Y., Santiago, C., Borrero, M., Tedder, T.F., and Clarke, S.H. 2001. Lupus-Specific Antiribonucleoprotein B Cell Tolerance in Nonautoimmune Mice Is Maintained by Differentiation to B-1 and Governed by B Cell Receptor Signaling Thresholds. Journal of Immunology 166: 2412-2419.

5. Santiago-Schwarz, F., Borrero, M., Tucci, J., Palaia, T., and Carsons, S.E. 1997. In vitro Expansion of CD13+CD33+ Dendritic Cell Precursors from Multipotent Progenitors Is Regulated by a Discrete Fas-mediated Apoptotic Schedule. Journal of Leukocyte Biology 62: 493-502.

6. Morales, J., Borrero, M., Sumerel, J., and Santiago, C. 1997. Isolation of Developmentally Regulated Sea Urchin U5 snRNA Genes. DNA Sequence- The Journal of DNA Mapping 7: 243-259.

7. Reap, E.A., Roof, K., Maynor, K., Borrero, M., Booker, J., and Cohen, P.L. 1997. Markedly Diminished Radiation Induced Lymphocyte Apoptosis in lpr Mice Suggest a Role for Fas in Eliminating Damaged Cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 94: 5750-5755.

8. Kepler, T.B., Borrero, M., Rugerio, B., McCray, S.K., and Clarke, S.H. 1996. Interdependence of N-strand choice and recombination site use in V(D)J rearrangement. Journal of Immunology 157: 4451-4457.