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Javier Horta

Javier Horta is an Associate Teaching Professor, Clinical Science Coordinator in the Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences Department at UMass Lowell.
Javier E. Horta, M.M.Sc., M.D., Ph.D.Associate Teaching Professor, Undergraduate Program Director - Applied Biomedical Sciences
  • College
    Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • Department
    Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4923
  • Office
    Dugan Hall - 110-U
  • Email

Research Interests

Organic Chemistry; Physiological Chemistry; Immunology; Medicine.

Developing effective methods for incorporating technology into the classroom and teaching laboratory.


  • : Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, (2006), Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • : Intern in Internal Medicine, (2001), Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center and New York Medical College
  • : M.D., (2000), University of Miami School of Medicine - Miami, Florida
  • : M.M.Sc., Immunology, (1996), Harvard University & Harvard Medical School - Boston, MA
  • : B.S., Chemistry, (1992), University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez - Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Excellence in Innovative uses of Technology in the Classroom (2014), Teaching - UML
  • BNS Departmental Faculty Teaching Award (2014), Teaching - UML
  • National Student-Athlete Teaching Award (2012), Teaching - UML
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (2005), Teaching - MIT

Selected Publications

  • Stella, A., Hsieh, S., Garelnabi, M.O., Horta, J., Rogers, E.J. (2015). Adsorption of Homocysteine to Various Polymorphs of Titanium (IV) Oxide. Adsorption Science & Technology.
  • Stella, A., Hsieh, S., Garelnabi, M.O., Horta, J.E., Rogers, E. (2014). Determination of Aminothiol Adsorption Properties of Nano-Sized Titanium (IV) Oxide by HPLC-FLD. Clinical Chemistry, 60(10 (Suppl)) B-433.
  • Stella, A., Hsieh, S., Garelnabi, M.O., Horta, J.E., Rogers, E.J. (2014). Determination of Aminothiol Adsorption Properties of Titanium(IV) Oxide Nanoparticles Using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Fluorescence Detection (32:7 pp. 591). Adsorption Science & Technology
  • Garelnabi, M., Horta, J.E., Veledar, E. (2012). Platelet Activation in Ischemic Heart Disease: Role of Modulators and New Therapies.
  • Horta, J.E. (2011). Simple Microwave-Assisted Claisen and Dieckmann Condensation Experiments for the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory. Journal of chemical education, 88(7) 1014-1015.