Tag: #LatinasInSTEM

Unique Scientist: Karen Macías Cárdenas (en español)

Llegó la hora de conocer a Karen Macías Cárdenas (Ella/elle)! Karen es una astrofísica en el campo de Astropartículas y Astrofísica de Altas Energías en la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California en México! ¿Qué tipo de científica eres?Soy una astrofísica mexicana adentrándose en el campo de Astropartículas y Astrofísica de Altas Energías. Mi investigación actual consiste en…

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Unique Scientist: Susana Najera

Let’s welcome Susana Najera (She/her) to our family! Susana is a cell and molecular biologist from Mexico currently earning her Master’s degree at John Hopkins University and the National Cancer Institute in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a second year master’s students at Johns Hopkins University where I am doing…

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Unique Scientist: Maria-Victoria Bermudez

Time to meet Maria-Victoria Bermudez (She/her)! Maria-Victoria is cancer immunologist originally from Venezuela and currently working towards her PhD at King’s College London in the United Kingdom! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a PhD Student in Cancer Immunology. I’m interested in understanding how the immune system responds to drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors.…

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Unique Scientist: Adelaide Tovar

Time to meet Adelaide Tovar (She/her/they/them). Adelaide is a systems geneticist and immunologist earning her PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a systems geneticist and immunologist. The focus of my research is investigating how genetic and environmental factors individually and…

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Unique Scientist: Bia Mizoguchi

Time to meet Bia Mizoguchi (She/her)! Bia is a geneticist and a proud Asian Latina originally from Brazil who is currently earning her PhD in Genetics and Genomics at Iowa State University in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am currently pursuing my PhD in Genetics and Genomics at Iowa State. My…

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Unique Scientist: Constanza Silva

Time to meet Constanza Silva (She/her)! Constanza is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Biobehavioral Health at The Pennsylvania State University interested in the behavioral genomics of tobacco and alcohol use. She is originally from Chile! ¡Bienvenida a nuestra familia! What kind of scientist are you? I am a 5th-year international grad student, #LatinaInSTEM,…

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Unique Scientist: Nicole Rivera

Time to meet Nicole Rivera (She/her)! Nicole is a biochemist with experience in cancer and clinical research! What kind of scientist are you? Biochemist with cancer research experience as well as 6 years of clinical research experience in cardiology and respiratory care. What made you want to become a scientist?I have always wanted to help…

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Unique Scientist: Alyssa Anderson

Let’s welcome Alyssa Anderson (She/Her) to our unique family! Alyssa is an alumna from Arizona State University in the USA where she majored in biology. What kind of scientist are you? You know, I’m not quite an “official” scientist yet, but if I would consider myself any type of “-ist” it would be a biologist…

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Unique Scientist: Melanie Mendez

Say hello to Melanie Mendez (She/her/ella/elle)! Melanie is a scientist from Guatemala that studies the relationship between the immune system and bone biology during disease in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m an osteoimmunologist studying how inflammation and antibiotics affect the development of post-traumatic osteoarthritis after injury. What made you want to…

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Unique Scientist: Samantha Garza

Time to meet Samantha Garza (She/her)! Sam is a biomedical scientist by training who currently working at Duke’s Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (@DukeCHPIR) in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I have a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. I have worked on orthopaedics and medical genetics clinical research. I…

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Unique Scientist: Carmen Cano

Meet Unique Scientist Carmen Cano (She/Her)! Carmen is originally from Guatemala but currently lives in the USA where she works at the University of Nebraska (@u_nebraska). What kind of scientist are you? I’m a food scientist! My bachelor degree is in food engineering and I transitioned to food microbiology for graduate school. I am working…

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Unique Scientist: Dra. Alexandra Colón-Rodríguez (español)

Conoce a la Dra. Alexandra Colón-Rodríguez! Alexandra trabaja en la Universidad de California, Davis en los Estados Unidos! ¿Qué tipo de científic@ eres? Soy una neurotoxicóloga (neurotoxicología = neurociencias + toxicología). Mi interés está enfocado en comprender cómo el estrés, causado por factores ambientales, puede contribuir a cambios cerebrales que conducen a enfermedades neurológicas. Actualmente,…

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