• 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. Her training was focused on 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. Dr. Rodriguez current research focuses on HIV neurological complications and other age-related diseases.

research interests

  • Investigating the neurological consequences of HIV infection in the context of aging

    Understanding molecular mechanisms of HIV and substance abuse in the central nervous system

    Elucidating the role of autophagy in glial metabolic dysfunctions induced by HIV

    The use of nanotherapy to attenuate HIV neuropathology

selected scholarly works & creative activities

full name

  • Myosotys Rodriguez Martinez