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Dr. Lymari Fuentes-Claudio

Associate Professor at Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Cupey Campus, Puerto Rico

Dr. Lymari Fuentes-Claudio is a Professor of Chemistry and researcher at Universidad Ana G. Méndez (formerly Universidad Metropolitana) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she has been a faculty member since 2004. She received her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras for work in the dynamic, accessibility, and kinetics of immobilized proteins using the solgel technology and spectroscopic techniques. Since coming to Universidad Metropolitana, Professor Fuentes-Claudio has taught several chemistry courses directing her efforts in enhancing the classroom experience for Physical Chemistry students. Her research work is to focus the use of copper proteins from plants as antineoplastic agents in breast cancer. She is also working with the possible application of solgel technology in the immobilization of Sargasso biomass for application in the bioremediation of heavy metal contaminated water.

Dr. Lymari will present at the Zimbabwe Jobs of Tomorrow program on July 24th, 2020.