The University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras Campus has one of the best faculty. They have been educated in prestigious institutions across the world, bringing all that knowledge to the university where they have built a strong and interdisciplinary program. These mentors have many collaborations with international colleagues at highly recognized universities. These professors publish in the top journals in the field, participate in renowned conferences, and undergo constant training in new and modern techniques. Their investigation are well-funded by federal agencies as NIH, NASA, NSF, DOE, DOD and others.