Home Town: San Juan, Puerto Rico
- BA, Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA
- PhD, Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology, Tufts University, Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, Boston, MA
What is the ultimate goal of your research?
To elucidate how defective brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) signaling in the brain leads to diminished appetite control and the emergence of affective disorders.
What excites you about your research?
Being surprised by the experimental results and led into unexpected directions.
What do you like best about GSBS students?
Their enthusiasm and curiosity!
What qualities distinguish GSBS from other graduate schools?
Our open door policy and faculty accessibility ensures that students have access to expertise, techniques and mentorship within and outside their own laboratories.
What do you do to relax?
Woodwork, gardening, cooking
What is your favorite Boston restaurant?
Gargoyles on the Square, Davis Square, Somerville and Harvest, Harvard Square, Cambridge