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Felix Rivera-Mariani

Felix Rivera-Mariani

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Lynn University / RIPLRT Institute

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RIPLRT Institute: A Respiratory and Immunology Project and

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Lynn University | Jan 2024 - Present

Associate Professor

I'm an Associate Professor at Lynn University's College of Arts and Sciences, where I ignite students' curiosity in chemistry, biochemistry, scientific literacy, and advanced topics in biology, from undergraduates to graduate students, and advanced topics in biology among graduate researchers. My scientific, educational, and mentoring philosophies, which leverage my network of collaborators, translate into guiding students in advanced biology topics, weaving together expertise in biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, Evaluating Differences in Prevalence of Food Allergies Between Two Geographic Regions: Australia and US Identification of Immunoglobulin E- Binding Proteins of the Xerophilic Fungus Aspergillus penicillioides Crude Mycelial Mat Extract and Serological Reactivity Assessment in Subjects with Different Allergen Reactivity Profiles environmental health, data sciences, and computational approaches. By intersecting these scientific fields, I integrate students into my research of identifying biomarkers that reveal respiratory health risks in complex environmental and occupational settings. These opportunities equip them with skillsets, knowledge, and experiences that help them in their career, professional, personal, intellectual, and social well-being. I actively collaborate with colleagues from the College of Arts and Sciences to build vibrant learning communities, fostering deep connections and peer-driven learning. Integrating best practices in STEM pedagogy, I ensure my classroom is a launchpad for innovation, critical thinking, and scientific exploration. Keywords: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Environmental Health, Data Science, Computational Biomarkers, Respiratory Health, STEM Education, Learning Communities, Peer Learning
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Respiratory/Environmental Health, Biomarker Discovery, Exposure

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University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine | Aug 2022 - Dec 2023

Scientist

Lead scientist of the University of Miami site of the CDC-funded multi-center study “Research on the Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in Essential Response Personnel” (RECOVER, PI Dr. Cabán-Martínez), in which we implement epidemiological workflows to assess risks of SARS-CoV-2 infection and the efficacy of interventions among a south Florida cohort of essential response personnel.

Vistazo A La Ciencia | May 2020 - Present

Founder, President, Producer

Founder of Vistazo A La Ciencia (https://www.vistazoalaciencia.com).

Larkin University I Learning Together | Nov 2018 - May 2022

Chair - Pre-Professional Recommendations Committee (College of Biomedical Sciences)

I assumed a leadership role within the committee responsible for crafting collaborative recommendation letters for students seeking admission to professional schools, such as those for medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy, as well as various graduate programs

Larkin University I Learning Together | Oct 2018 - May 2020

Chair - Larkin University Research Advisory Committee

I had the privilege of leading a highly skilled team of seasoned researchers in the critical task of providing recommendations to advance Larkin University's scientific research initiatives. Our collective expertise and dedication allowed us to offer valuable insights and guidance in various areas relevant to the institution's research objectives. Through collaborative effort and careful analysis, we delivered comprehensive recommendations that promise to enhance the university's scientific research endeavors.

Laboratory Research Team | Jan 2018 - Present

Founder, Director, and Principal Investigator

At RIPLRT Institute (https://www.riplrt.com), we prioritize the respiratory health of the population and mentor future generations of researchers and healthcare workers specializing in immunology and respiratory health. Our work employs immunological, exposure science, omics, and computational approaches to address critical respiratory health issues.

Larkin University I Learning Together | Aug 2017 - May 2022

Assistant Professor at the College of Biomedical Sciences

This was an exciting experience faculty appointment at Larkin University, in which I taught Biochemistry, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics to graduate students seeking careers in different healthcare trajectories. Also, as the Principal Investigator of a leading respiratory health research laboratory, I successfully led many extramurally-funded collaborative projects that harness the power of immunology, microbiology, exposure science, environmental health, and data science methodologies. In addition to my research endeavors, I contributed to mentoring graduate students throughout their application cycles for medical, pharmacy, dental, and Ph.D. programs. Furthermore, I played an instrumental role in shaping curriculum development and contributing to the accreditation preparation process at Larkin University. This experience highlights my multifaceted involvement in Biomedical Sciences, which spans teaching, research, mentorship, and higher education administration.

Miami Dade College | Mar 2014 - Dec 2017

Adjunct Professor (General Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry)

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University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine | Jan 2015 - Jun 2015

Invited Professor (Immunology)

I played a significant role in the team-taught Immunology course for graduate students at the Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences Campus. My responsibilities included instructing on a range of topics, such as Leukocyte Migration into Tissues, Major Histocompatibility Complex and Antigen Presentation, B Cell Activation and Antibody Production, Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity, Immunology related to Tumors, and Transplantation Immunology

Science, Computational Data Science | Oct 2013 - Present

Scientific Consultant

Felix E. Rivera-Mariani PhD LLC Consultation in: -Experimental Immunological, Non-Immunological, and Environmental Health Approaches for Airborne Biological and non-biological Particles/Pollutants: In the fields of environmental science and public health, a key concern is airborne fungi, biological particles, and pollutants. Expert consultation here focuses on advanced methods bridging immunology, microbiology, environmental health, computational biology, and data science to assess, identify, and quantify respiratory and immunological health risks. This consultation aids researchers, clinicians, and environmental professionals in designing studies exploring the complex relationship between airborne agents and human respiratory and immunological health. -Biological and Non-Biological Data Sciences with Programming Languages (R, Matlab, and Python): In our data-driven world, mastering the analysis of vast datasets, both biological and non-biological, is crucial. Our consultation equips individuals and organizations with essential skills in R, Matlab, and Python, powerful tools for data manipulation, visualization, and statistical analysis. Our consultation offers tailored guidance on data preprocessing, feature extraction, and machine learning, fostering interdisciplinary insights by integrating biological and non-biological data from various sources. Leveraging these data sciences enables professionals to enhance decision-making and gain a competitive edge across diverse fields. Key Words: Airborne Agents, Biomarkers, Computational Biology, Data Science, Environmental Health, Immunological Health, Respiratory Health, Statistical Data Analysis

AJE - American Journal Experts | Jul 2012 - Mar 2015

Contract Developmental Editor

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American Society for Microbiology | Sep 2013 - Feb 2014

Science Teaching Fellow (2013-2014)

This fellowship opportunity enhanced my science teaching abilities significantly. This intensive training program offers a comprehensive package, including in-depth webinars, pre- and post-webinar assignments, structured mentoring, and a supportive community of practice. This experience deepened my understanding and bolstered my skills for future science teaching in higher education and other educational settings. This experience was a fast-paced, interactive environment with practical examples relevant to biological sciences education.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health | Oct 2010 - Oct 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow

I led projects focused on developing innovative immunological assays designed to evaluate airborne allergens and microbial pollutants in both environmental and occupational settings. These efforts were instrumental in assessing their adverse effects on human respiratory health.

Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing at Johns

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Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public | Oct 2010 - Oct 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow

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University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine | Jan 2004 - Jan 2010

Graduate Student (Philosophy Doctorate in Microbiology)

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Confederacion de Estudiantes Nacional de la UPR | Jan 2005 - Jan 2009

Presidente CGE - RCM

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Environmental Quality Laboratories | May 2002 - Jan 2005

Microbiology Laboratory Analyst

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My Education

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Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Environmental Health SciencesThe Johns Hopkins University - Bloomberg School of Public Health | 2013
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), MicrobiologyUniversity of Puerto Rico School of Medicine | 2010
Bachelor of Science (BS), BiologySoutheastern Louisiana University | 2001

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