Félix E. Rivera-Mariani, PhD

email: friveramariani@gmail.com

websites: http://www.friveram.com; http://www.github.com/friveramariani


Education

2010 – 2013 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Health Sciences (mentors: Patrick Breysse, PhD, Thomas Hartung, PhD, MD)


2004 – 2010 School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

PhD in Microbiology (mentor: Benjamín Bolaños, PhD)


2001 Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, La

BS in Biology, minor in Chemistry; Baseball Athletic Scholarship


Additional Training

2016 – present Johns Hopkins University (on www.coursera.org)

Mastering Software Development in R (5-courses series)


University of California at San Diego (on www.coursera.org)

Bioinformatics Specialization (7-courses series)


2016 Johns Hopkins University (on www.coursera.org)

Data Science Specialization (10-courses series)


Johns Hopkins University (on www.coursera.org)

Genomic Data Science Specialization (8-courses series)


Johns Hopkins University (on www.coursera.org)

Executive Data Science Specialization (5-courses series)


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (on www.coursera.org)

System Biology and Biotechnology Specialization (6-courses series)


2015 – 2016 Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (on www.coursera.org)

Statistical Reasoning for Public Health I: Estimation, Interference, Interpretation

Statistical Reasoning for Public Health II: Regression Models


2013 – 2014 American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC

Science Teaching Fellowship

Work Experience

2014 – Present Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL

Adjunct Professor (Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry)


2013 – Present Consultant

Aerobiology, Immunology, Biological Data Analysis


2010 – 2013 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow (NIH T32 Training Program)

Publications

Mentoring Experience

2014 – Present Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico

Isabelita Martínez (MS Thesis Committee); Frances Vila (MS Thesis Committee)


2014 – 2015 Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico

Angélica M. Rivera (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement awardee)


2011 – 2013 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Dr. Jesse Negherbon (Dr. Breysse graduate student; NIOSH grant awardee) Kranthi Vysyaraju (Dr. Hartung’s graduate student; earned MS degree)


Research Awards

2016 Teachers in Space, Inc.

Design of a CubeSat with a Removable Specimen Collector to Investigate the Potential of Allergenic Fungal Spores to Reach into the Stratosphere. Principal Investigador(http://teachers-in-space.com/perlan-cubesat-participants-for-2016/)


2013 Postdoctoral Collaboration - 3R01ES018845-04S1 (PI: Nadia Hansel)

Genetic Susceptibility to Asthma and Indoor Air Pollution in Peru


2012 Ethical Consumer Association, London, UK

Lush Prize Young Researcher Award, $20,000.


2011 Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health

David Leslie Swift Fund in Environmental Health Engineering, $2,000.


2010 International Association for Aerobiology

Young Aerobiologist Award


Travel Awards

2013 Immunology of Fungal Infections, Gordon Conference, Galveston, TX

Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship Travel Award


2012 International Society for Exposure Science, Seattle, WA

New Researcher Travel Award


2012 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Orlando, FL

Domestic Fellows-in-Training Travel Award


2011 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Virginia Beach, VA.

Minority Access to Research Careers Travel Award


2010 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, New Orleans, LA

Fellow-in-Training Travel Award

2010 International Association for Aerobiology Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Latin American Travel Award


2009 Pan American Aerobiology Association, Kansas City, MO

Latin American Travel Award


2007 Pan American Aerobiology Association, State College, PA

Lanzoni’s Student Award


Current Professional Memberships

2012 – Present Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society 2011 – Present Society of Toxicology

2007 – Present International Association for Aerobiology 2002 – Present American Society of Microbiology

Editorial activities

2015 – Present Conrad Spirit Innovation Challenge (Proposal Reviewer) 2013 – Present Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase (Abstract Reviewer) 2011 – Present Aerobiologia (Ad Hoc Reviewer)

2011 – Present SACNAS National Conference (Abstract reviewer)


2013 – 2015 American Journal Experts (Contract Developmental Editor) 2013 Journal of Postdoctoral Research (Editor)

2012 – 2013 Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association (Co-Editor Quarterly Newsletter) 2011 – 2012 Society of Toxicology (Ad Hoc Reviewer, Occupational, Public Health section)

Leadership Experience

2011 – 2013 Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association (Professional Development Committee) 2010 – 2014 National Postdoctoral Association (Resources Development Committee)

2006 Puerto Rico Legislature (Ad Hoc Committee, Law 136 of July 27th, 2006 - Regional Medical Academic Centers)


2005 – 2009 General Student Council, University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences Campus (President 2005-2009; Academic Senate 2005-2009)