Myosotys Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Immunology and Nano-Medicine at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University. She received her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine, Puerto Rico in 2014. Her doctoral research involved examining the effects of opioid dependence treatment in HIV immunopathology in the peripheral immune system and the central nervous system (CNS).
Dr. Rodriguez joined FIU in 2015 to pursue postdoctoral training under the mentorship of Dr. Nazira El-Hage. As a postdoctoral fellow her training was focused in demonstrating that autophagy is an essential mechanism through which HIV replication is mediated in the CNS. Specifically, how imbalances in autophagy alter HIV and opiates-induced astroglia metabolic dysfunctions.
Investigating whether targeting autophagy lessen the metabolic dysfunctions induced by HIV within the brain in the presence of antiretroviral therapy The use of nanotherapy to attenuate HIV and neuroinflammation