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 Universidad de Puerto Rico Nivel Central



Michael Rubin Ph.D.
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Dr. Michael Rubin
Posición Académica: Catedrático
Educación: Ph.D. Columbia University, New York, New York



Departamento de Biología
Universidad de Puerto Rico en Cayey
Avenida Antonio R. Barceló
Cayey, P.R. 00736

Oficina: MMM211B
Extensión Telefónica: X2361
Horas de Oficina: Jueves 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Especialidades: Genética, Microbiología

Interéses de Investigación:

1. Isolation, Characterization, and Genomic and Proteomic Analyses of Novel Tropical Mycobacteriophages from Diverse Ecosystems in Puerto Rico

2. Cloning and Sequence Analysis of Genes Involved in Photosynthesis and Chemical Energy Storage from Plants Endemic to Puerto Rico

3. PCR Amplification, Detection, Cloning and Sequence Analysis of Genes Encoding Homeodomains, Metalloproteases, Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors, Olfactory Receptors, Synapsin, and Voltage-Gated K+ Alpha and Ca 2+ Alpha Ion Channel Domains from Primate Genomes

4. Generation of GFP Variants using Error Prone PCR and Their Characterization in Escherichia coli and Halobacterium


1) Moreno Quiñones, A, J. Rentas Torres, and M. R. Rubin. 2006. Biochemical detection, pharmacological inhibition, and phylogenetic analysis of Caenorhabditis elegans metalloproteases. BIOS 77(4): 113–126.

2) Báez-Galib, Rosita; Colón-Cruz, Héctor; Resto, Wilfredo; and Rubin, Michael R. 2005. Chem-2-Chem: A One-2-One Supportive Learning Environment for Chemistry. J. Chem. Educ. 82: 1859 - 1863.

3) Han, H.-Q., R.A. Nichols, M.R. Rubin, M. Bahler, and P. Greengard. 1991. Synapsin IIb induces formation of presynaptic terminals in neuroblastoma cells. Nature, 349: 697 - 700.

4) Rubin, M.R. and Nguyen-Huu, M.C. 1991. Murine embryonic spinal cord and adult testis Hox-1.4 cDNAs are identical 3' to the homeo box. DNA Sequence, 1: 329 - 334.

5) Rubin, M.R. and Nguyen-Huu, M.C. 1990. Alternatively spliced Hox-1.7 transcripts encode different protein products. DNA Sequence 1: 115 - 124.

6) Rubin, M.R. The Hox-1.4 and Hox-1.7 murine homeo box containing genes: cloning, chromosomal location, and expression in teratocarcinoma cells, embryonic spinal cord, and adult tissues. Columbia University dissertation. University Microfilms International. 1988.

7) Rubin, M.R., W. King, L.E. Toth, I.S. Sawczuk, M.S. Levine, P. D'Eustachio, and M.C. Nguyen-Huu. 1987. Murine Hox-1.7 homeo-box gene: cloning, chromosomal location, and expression. Mol. Cell. Biol. 7: 3836-3841. 1988. Authors' Correction 8: 5593.

8) Rubin, M.R., L.E. Toth, M.D. Patel, P. D'Eustachio, and M.C. Nguyen-Huu. 1986. A mouse homeo box gene is expressed in spermatocytes and embryos. Science 233: 663-667.