My experience as a McNair participant has been excellent. It seems impossible to find a
group of wonderful people interested in helping you out. Applying to Grad School is hard work
and I was lucky enough to have the support I needed to survive the process. I have been accepted
into a doctoral program in Anatomy at Howard University in Washington, DC.
I owe a great amount of credit to the Program because it provides the tools needed to
succeed in this competitive academic world. I believe this Program is a great opportunity and I
encourage others to apply. I will be eternally grateful to everyone, who in one way or another were
involved in my progress to become a Ph.D. and a better individual.
My Curriculum Vitae
Have the opportunity to pursue a PhD in Anatomy. This will provide me the skills and knowledge to become an excellent faculty member and investigator, increasing and enhancing discoveries in this field and for the scientific community.
2001-2005 University of Puerto Rico Humacao, PR
§ Bachelor in Science in General Biology
1998-2001 Juan José Maunez Pimentel High School Naguabo, PR
§ Graduated with high honors
Jan. 2004- present University of Puerto Rico Humacao, PR
Characterization of Bioluminescent Bacteria of the Coasts of Puerto Rico
Research Advisors: Dr. Isabel G. Cintrón and Dr. Francisco Fuentes
§ Preparation of mediums
§ Growth curve
Aug. 2003 - Dec. 2003 University of Puerto Rico Humacao, PR
Characterization of Halophilic Bacteria of Salterns of Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico
Research Advisors: Dr. Isabel G.
Cintrón and Dr. Francisco Fuentes
Summer Jun.2 –August 1, 2003 University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras, PR
Cellular and Molecular Biology research Experience for undergraduates
Thymosin β4 and a Possible Role in the Intestinal Regeneration of Holothuria glaberrima
Research Advisor: Dr. José E. García-Arrarás
Expression of Metallothionein, Thymosin β4 and Ferritin in normal and regenerating intestine of Holothuria glaberrima.
César A. Berrios1, Isabel García Ramos2, Wanda E. Medina1, Francisco Ramírez1,
Edna Suarez1, and José García-Arrarás1
University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras1, University of Puerto Rico in Humacao2
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