Bianca Torres


School of Pharmacy
Office: Annex Door 321-8
3th Floor School of Pharmacy Building
Medical Sciences Campus
University of Puerto Rico
PO Box 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067

Phone: 787-758-2525 Ext. 5437
Fax: 787-767-2796


For my doctoral thesis, I evaluate the anticonvulsant and anxiolytic properties of natural product extracts in zebrafish. Also, I evaluate how these extracts modulate the gene expression in the zebrafish. After my Ph.D. degree, I began to teach undergraduate students, but I missed the research part of my career. In 2016, I obtained support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the Hispanic Clinical and Translational Research Education and Career Development (HCTRECD) Award. With this award, I got a formal education in Clinical and Translational research and change from zebrafish to humans subjects. Dr. Duconge was my mentor during my postdoctoral master when I studied the associations of anxiety and depressive severity symptoms and being a carrier of multiple variants in Cytochrome P450 genes (CYP450) among Puerto Rican patients with Drug-Resistant Epilepsy.