Third Bio-Blog Post [3rd semester BioMinds]

This is a sample in images of the work I have been doing for the last two years with my mentor Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Minguela in the BioMinds Program at UPR-Mayaguez

When I entered the BioMinds Program I was a sophomore. I was starting to take specific course in biology and chemistry. In the first year in BioMinds I was working on a research that had to do much with microbiology. Then, in the second year in BioMinds (this year) I am working on a research that although is in microbiology, it has more to do with genetics. This two experience along with my curriculum helped me realize that I want to pursue an academic career in genetics. After this realization one question remained: will I work for the industry or the university? This is not a simple question, for the future is uncertain and money is a necessity. But thanks to my research experience (made possible by BioMinds) I can say I would like to work for the university. I hope that the future circumstances make this desire possible, and if they don’t I plan to work my way into it.

Published by Priscila Rodriguez Garcia

Priscila is an enthusiastic gamer, scientist, and a very talkative person. She is interested in science communication, yeast genetics, and biomedical research. Priscila is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Molecular Genetics at The Ohio State University. She is also a Cellular, Molecular, and Biochemical Program Trainee and a Yale Ciencia Academy Fellow (class of 2017). She is happy to get in touch with people, so feel free to contact her!

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