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Research Experience
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY  |  July 2015 - Present

Graduate Student Researcher - Cancer Biology

- Ph.D. thesis conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Ping Chi, M.D. Ph.D.
- Research focuses on the pathogenesis and therapeutics of Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors (MPNST).

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University of Puerto Rico, Comprehensive Cancer Center

San Juan, PR  |  January 2013 - May 2015

Undergraduate Researcher - Cancer Biology

Laboratory of Dr. Pablo Vivas, PhD
- Studied miRNAs and their potential role in human GBM tumorigenesis, as well as their use as biomarkers of brain tumors in patients.


University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA  |  June 2014 - August 2014

Undergraduate Research Intern - Cancer Biology

Laboratory of Dr. Kathryn E. Wellen, PhD
- Studied the effects that changing intracellular levels of acetyl-CoA could have on the activity of transcriptional regulators, like β-catenin, in cancer cells.

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Bronx, NY  |  June 2013 - August 2013

Undergraduate Research Intern - Molecular Biology

Laboratory of Dr. Johanna Daily, MD
- Studied small molecules present in the blood of patients with bacteremia as a way to identify biomarkers to predict and follow bacterial infections.

Research Publications
Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

- Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Horizon Award


- Palestin Fellowship of Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School


- NIH Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) fellowship


- Cancer Biology Poster Award at the ABRCMS National Conference


Scientific Organization Affiliations

Scientific Organization Affiliations

- American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)


- Ciencia Puerto Rico


- American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)


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