UFRI Fellow, Godoy Vitorino 2015

Godoy-VitorinoFilipa Godoy-Vitorino, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Natural Sciences
Inter-American University of Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI) Fellow
Award year: 2015


Filipa Godoy-Vitorino is an Associate Professor at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus. She is the Principal Investigator at the Microbial Ecology and Genomics Lab, and a very active scientist in Puerto Rico working with the Microbiome. Filipa is originally from Portugal where she graduated in Biology (University of O’Porto), finished her Ph.D. in Biology (Microbial Ecology) at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR-RP) and performed her Postdoctoral research funded by the National Science Foundation at the US Department of Energy-Joint Genome Institute (JGI). Her research interests and expertise include the use of ‘Omics technologies to understand host microbe interactions in different natural ecosystems, ranging from the human body, vertebrate and invertebrate guts or natural forest environments. Filipa is highly committed to Research and Education in Microbial Ecology, and serves as Mentor for the Microbiology Student Association of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico.


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