Brenda Cádiz Rivera
General Biology

Ronald McNair Program
Scholars Program  


My experience in McNair

I felt in love with the Program since I found out their offerings, for the moment I knew they would help me out through the process of applying to a graduate program.  Today I can guarantee it is a great choice because it has  helped me achieve a greater knowledge and also they have been my support during all the application processes I have been involved in. 





University of Puerto Rico at Humacao                                                    

Bachelor’s degree in Science mayor in General Biology

Expected graduation date June 2006

Honors and Awards


Mc Nair Scholar 2004-

Outstanding Achievement Award 2004

Research experiences


Semester 2005

Semester 2004 Cobana negra (Stahlia monosperma)

Summer 2004 RNA Nonsense Mediated Decay using E.coli

Special skills


Fluent in Spanish and English

Computer literacy (MS Excel and Power Point)

Analytical Skills and Infrared analysis

Techniques: RNA Isolation, transference to nylon membrane, transformation temperature sensitive yeast stain, time points, -URA media, among others.