DR. ANGELL O. DE LA SIERRA,
DELTONA LAKES, FLORIDA 32738
(386) 860-0504, Fax (809) 881-2919
Business Address : (State) University of Puerto Rico
of Medicine, Natural Sciences
Cayey, Puerto Rico 00736
Marital Status : Married, 2
dependents Height: 66.5 in.
Birth Date : February 28,
Weight: 170 lbs.
Special Interests :
1. University Administration
2. Neurophysiology, neuro-pharmacology of behavior.
3. Physiology and Biophysics
4. Computer Modeling
5. Legal Medicine, Medical Malpractice
Consultant in University Planning and Development,
Adviser 1981-1985) Presidency, University of Puerto
Rico (UPR), Central Administration.
Ex-Chairman Faculty of Natural Sciences UPR, Cayey
Prof. Neurophysiology,Neuropharmacology, UPR, Ponce Medical
Ex-Consultant and Research Chemist, Department of
Defense Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
Ex-Research Analyst, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C.
(Computer Design, Storage and Retrieval of Research
de la Sierra
Author: Texbooks, Monographies and Novels (See
(Juris Doctor, 1986) : University of Puerto
(Ph.D. - 1963) : Title of Thesis: Cytochemical and
related biochemical aspects of transformation of embryonic chick
fibroblasts to sarcoma cells after infection with Rous sarcoma virus.
Work done in the department of biophysics of the Sloan-Kettering
division of Cornell
sponsorship of Prof. Dr. Maxwell L. Eidinoff. Degree conferred by St.
John`s University, Jamaica, New York. Concentration in cytochemistry
(1958-59) : Albert
Einstein College of Medicine. Combined MD
/ PhD program. After Pre-clinical courses, transferred.
MS (1958) : Title of Thesis: Kinetics of body spaces and
compartmentalization. This was a mathematical analysis of distribution
and rates of transfer of substances between physiological body
compartments. Work done under the supervision and sponsorship of Prof.
Dr. Melvin Schwartz, head of the Department of Biometrics, Cornell University Medical
conferred by Sloan-Kettering-
Program. Concentration in chemistry and physiology.
BS (1954) : Degree conferred by University of Puerto
Rico. Concentration in chemistry and
· Honors and
Awards : Member UltraHiQ MegaSociety, American Mensa,
Review Board of Mensa Educational and Research Foundation; Senior
Fellow International Society for Philosophical Enquiry.
Mega Society & Mensa. Lists: Prometheus, Pi Society (France)
Ochs Adler Scholarship from Sloan-Kettering Institute (1960-63) Cornell U.Medical School
Xi Charter Member, Georgetown
· New York Academy of Sciences.
Men of Science (1971)
· Who`s who
in America (1974).
of International Biography 1974.
International Institute of Community Service.
Intercontinental Biographical Association.
Puerto Rican Biographical Archives (Archivo Biografico Puertorriqueno)
Personalities of America.
· Plaque by
the American Biographical Institute, 1979
Community Leaders and Noteworthy Americans.
Preservations of America,
Notable Americans of 1976-77
Diploma, Who`s Who of
Bronze Plaque, International
Who`s Who in Community Service,1975.
Institute of Community Service, 1975.
Biographical Association, 1975
Diploma and Membership, World
Academy of Scholars,
Diploma and Membership, New York Academy of Sciences, 1969
Plaque, Who`s Who in America,
Award and Plaque,
Personalities of the South, 1973.
Diploma and Membership,
Society of Sigma Xi.
Register of Profiles, 1976.
Ex-Member, American Bar
Member, P.R. Bar Association;
Ex- Member, Federal Bar
Ex-Member, Bankruptcy Bar,
Attorney and Counsellor, U.S. Court of Appeals-1st. Circuit; Attorney, U.S. Federal Court for
District of Puerto Rico.
de la Sierra
1. Advisor, President of University of Puerto
Rico, Central Administration (Strategic
Planning for UPR System) 1981-1985
2. University of Puerto Rico Faculty of Natural Sciences
Cayey Campus, Cayey, Puerto Rico 00633 Chairman, Faculty of Natural
Sciences; Professor; Design and Implementation of New Curriculum for
the Natural Sciences Program.
3. UPR School of Medicine Department of Physiology
and Biophysics San Juan, Puerto Rico 1 March 1968- July 1969. Training of
Medical and Graduate Students Research in Biophysics In charge of
laboratory program in physiology, Committee work in curriculum design.
Director of Basic Science Seminar Program for Medical Sciences Campus.
4. Visiting Professor UPR School of Medicine, Department
of Physiology and Biophysics, San Juan- Puerto Rico. Dec. 1967-28
5. Universidad Central Madrid Instituto de Oncología
10 June 1967- Dec 1967 Training and work in experimental cancer
6. Georgetown University School of Medicine Department of
Physiology and Biophysics 3900 Reservoir Road, N.W. Washington 7, D.C.
1 July 1965-1967 Teach course in Cell Physiology and Cellular
Biophysics (Physiol. 203) for advanced graduate students and medical
students (elective).Tutor graduate students in Ph.D. dissertation work
in area of radiation effects on Fe metabolism and Na-K transport
mechanism in biological membranes. Conduct research in
7. Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Defense
Atomic Support Agency, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda,
Maryland 20014 6 Sept. 1963- July 1965 Biochemist in charge of
molecular biology studies in radiation damage.
de la Sierra
Department of Experimental Pathology. Engaged in
purification and characterization of hormone erythropoitein as well as
studies on kinetics of radioactive Fe uptake and iron metabolism
consequent to radiation damage.
8. Head, Cellular and Molecular Biology Branch
Smithsonian Institution, S.I.E. Washington, D.C. 1963-64 Consultant
Analyst in Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, design and supervise
storage and computer retrieval of government research projects in these
areas. Designed and directed publication on Viral Oncogenesis
(continued being published by National Institutes of Health).
9. Sloan Kettering
Institute for Cancer Research 145 Boston Post Road, Rye, New York
Department of Biophysics) 1959-1963 In agreement with St. John's University,
spent full time in thesis research during period 1960-63. Work involved
essentially a radiochemical, autoradiographic, cytological and
cytochemical study of the malignant transformation of normal cells in
tissue culture by a tumor virus. The effects of selected
antimetabolites on nucleic acid and protein biosynthesis was also
investigated. During1959-60 Worked out two research problems in the
department of experimental biology under Dr. George W. Wooley. The
first involved the use of X-rays and cortisone in varying
concentrations until optimal conditioning was obtained for the growth
of human epidermoid carcinoma in guinea pigs. The second problem
involved the study of the resumption of endocrine activity in an
anaplastic ovarian tumor of A x C rat (histochemical-endocrinology
University Medical College1300 York Avenue New York, New York
(Department of Surgical Research) 1955-1958 ResearchAssociate in charge
of biochemical and physiological aspects of ongoing research on
esophagitis. Performed biochemical isolation proce- dures on enzyme
inhibitor (electrophoresis, chromatography, lyophilization,
radioisotopes, etc. Biochemical fractions were assayed by live
esophageal perfusion in dogs involving both thoracic and abdominal
11.University of Puerto
Rico Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
(Chemistry Department 1952-1954 Assistant Instructor in Chemistry.
Department al preeparation of chemical reagents. Student briefing and
supervision of student chemistry laboratory.
1. Dr. Ismael
Almodovar, Esq. Ex-President State University of Puerto Rico System,
Ex-Superior Court Judge. 407 523-6948 E. Orlando, Florida
2. Dr. Antonio
Garcia Padilla, President University of P.R. System; Ex Dean, Faculty
of Law University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico (787)
3. Dr Father
Donald J. Harrington, C.M. President, St. John's
Director Pro Bono Colegio de Abogados,
SanJuan-P.R. (787) 721-50
Electrical work of metabolizing cells. Engineering in
Medicine and Biology, Proc. 19th. Conf.-1966
Effect of gamma rays on hemoglobin biosynthesis by
reticulocytes "in vitro". School
of Aerospace Medicine
Report.-1966 Defense Atomic Support
de la Sierra
inhibitors of nucleic acid synthesis on the cell culture system: Chick
embryo cell-Rous Sarcona Virus.Proc. Am. Assoc. for Cancer
Beta-hydroxy butyrate dehydrogenase activity in Rous Sarcoma Cells.
Sloan-Kettering Annual Report Bulletin-1962. Sloan-Kettering Division
of Cornell University Medical School-N.Y.C, N.Y.
An inhibitor of
peptic activity recoverable from gastric juice.
1960.Reflux Esophagitis. Modern Medicine-1960
without reflux utilizing submucosal tunnel in the stomach. Annals of
endocrine activity in anaplastic ovarian tumor from AxC rat.
Sloan-Kettering Annual Report Bulletin-1960. Sloan Kettering Division
University Medical School
of human epidermoid carcinoma into guinea pigs. Optimal conditioning by
X-ray and cortisone. Sloan-Kettering Annual Report
Bulletin-1960.Sloan-Kettering Division of Cornell University Medical
canine esophagus with secretions of upper gastrointestinal tract.
Annals of Surgery-1959.
to Anodic Surface of Electrochemical Cell.
Society Feb.-1970 Baltimore,
Depolarizer in Redox Half Cell on Cellular Adsorption and Electron
Transfer to Electrode Surface. Biophysical Society Feb.-1968 Boston, Mass.
Biocells. Presented at IV International Congress of Biophysics held in Moscow, USSR 1972.
Opioids and Pleasurable Behavior. Presented at International Congress
of Biophysics held in Mexico
Glycine as a
Presented at 17th
ACS Junior Technical Meeting held at Interamerican
University, San Juan P. R.- 1981.
los Acidos Castelicos. Presented at ACS Junior Technical Meeting held
at Catholic University,, Ponce, P.R. - 1980.
Inhibidores de la
Sintesis de Poliaminas y su Efecto sobre la Influencia del Ambiente en
el Cerebro.Presented at ACS Junior Technical Meeting held at Catholic
University, Ponce, P.R. - 1980.
essays on philosophy of science and education as a columnist for main
newspapers in Puerto Rico.
Review essays for Lex Juris of P.R.
articles for Telicom, Journal of International Society for Philosophical
Write articles in
neurophilosophy for various Ultra HiQ journals including Mega Society’s
Soc. Ubiquity, Pi Society’s Perfection and Prometheus Soc. Gift of
Fire. Copies provided if requested.
1. Neoplastic Cell Transformation (1963) St. John's University , New York.
2. Human Biology - Theory Experimental, Vol. I, II, University of Puerto Rico. Editorial Board
(1979 Paperback publication by UPR
Audiovisual Center, Cayey, Puerto
3. Biopsychosociology - Limusa, Editorial Mexico City
4. El Nido de Cuco (Novel) - P.R. Institute of Culture
Editorial (1985), San Juan, Puerto Rico.
5. Strategic Planning for UPR System - Editorial UPR.,
6. Medical Malpractice - Legal Medicine -unpublished.
7. Of Freedom and Other Illusions –
8. The Montero Enterprises –
9. Lamb's head or lion's tail? –
10. The Duplex House- MightyWords.com
Vitae will evidence my experience in the medical sciences environment
as a research associate in the Department of Biophysics, Cornell
University Medical School (Sloan-Kettering Division), Research Chemist
for the Department of Defense (Armed Forces Radiobiology Research
Institute), faculty member at both Georgetown University Medical School
and (State) University of Puerto Rico Medical School (Departments of
Physiology and Biophysics). Co-founder of Cayey Campus, U.P.R. where I
held Chairmanship, Faculty of Natural Sciences. I have written texts in
Human Biology (UPR-AV) and Neurophysiology of Behavior (Ed. Limusa,
Mexico), among others (see CV). A listing of 6 books is at
MightyWords.comI was, until recently, a tenured full professor in
anatomy-physiology and neurobiology at (State) University of Puerto
Rico and retired recently. Finally, I have had experiences in both the
administrative (Ex-Natural Sciences Faculty Chairman) and legal areas
(litigation attorney in medical malpractice).My current research
intereststs are related to organic (anatomico-physiological) basis of
behavior and consciousness. Currently active as Member of various Ultra