Tag: #LatinxInSTEM

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: Michael Bale

Time to meet Michael Bale (He/him)! Michael is a researcher studying HIV-host interactions as part of the NCI HIV Dynamics and Replication Program in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am currently a post-baccalaureate researcher studying HIV intra-patient phylogenetics and integration site landscapes. What made you want to become a scientist?I fell…

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Unique Scientist: Johnny Alexander Davila-Sandoval (en español e inglés)

Démosle la bienvenida a Johnny Alexander Davila-Sandoval (Él/He/him)! Johnny is un asistente de investigación originalmente de Lima, Perú y actualmente estudiante de doctorado en Clark University! Note: this page was kindly translated to English by Dr. Alexandra Colón-Rodríguez and you can find both versions here! ¿Qué tipo de científico eres?Soy estudiante de doctorado en Clark…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Sergio R. Montaner Tarbes (en español)

Llegó la hora de conocer al Dr. Sergio R. Montaner Tarbes! El doctor Montaner Tarbes es original de Venezuela pero actualmente vive en Barcelona, España donde trabaja en estudiando el rol de las vesículas extracelulares y su potencial uso para regular el sistema inmunológico en Innovex Therapeutics SL. ¿Qué tipo de científico eres?Estudio las vesículas…

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Unique Scientist: Olivia Kugler-Umaña

Time to meet Olivia Kugler-Umaña (She/her)! Olivia is a US-born first generation Salvadoreña and earning her PhD at University of Massachusetts studying immune response in age populations! What kind of scientist are you? I am a 6th year PhD candidate studying immune response in age populations. What made you want to become a scientist?I’ve always…

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Unique Scientist: Nicholas Drachman

Time to meet Nicholas Drachman (He/him)! Nicholas is a biophysicist working towards his PhD at Brown University in the USA focusing on nanotechnology and the development of protein sequencing tools! What kind of scientist are you? I’m doing my PhD in physics with a focus on biophysics. I’ve done research in a few interdisciplinary fields…

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Unique Scientist: Alyssa Brunal-Brown

Time to meet Alyssa Brunal-Brown (She/her)! Alyssa is a neuroscientist working towards her PhD at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Virginia Tech! What kind of scientist are you? I am a 4th year Translational Biology Medicine and Health PhD student studying electrical synapses and the development of seizures What made you want to become…

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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: Cesar Lopez

Say hi to future Doctor-Doctor Cesar Lopez (He/him)! Cesar is a dual MD/PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA studying viral transmission and pathogenesis! What kind of scientist are you? I currently study sexual transmission and pathogenesis of Zika virus using mouse models, as well as dengue and…

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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: Thiago Arzua

Meet Thiago Arzua (He/Him)! Thiago works at Medical College of Wisconsin (@MedicalCollege) in the USA but is originally from Brazil! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a neuroscientist and aspiring science communicator. Currently, our lab focuses on early neurodevelopment (how your brain is created) and what can affect that development.  The coolest thing about…

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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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Unique Scientist: Gregory Youdan

Say Hello to Unique Scientist Gregory Youdan (He/Him)! Gregory is part of the Teachers College, Columbia University (@TeachersCollege) in the USA. What kind of scientist are you? Movement Scientist and Data Scientist. I use data science techniques to analyze data from wearable sensors to study walking and balance in people with neurodegenerative conditions. What made…

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