Illuminated Rock

José l

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CELLULAR & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY STUDENT | UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO

01 ABOUT ME

I'm a senior undergraduate student from the University of Puerto Rico, studying Cellular and Molecular Biology. My research interests focus on the development of in-situ life detection instruments for planetary exploration in water worlds across our Solar system and beyond. I am also passionate about the study of microbial mechanisms for adaptation under extreme environments and its implications towards the possibility of life elsewhere.

02 Research Experience

August 2020-Present

RockSat-X Program UPR Team
University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras

Team Leader

Project title: Astrogenomics Sequencing on the Karman-Line (ASK-L).

August 2020-Present

Planetary Habitability Laboratory 
University of Puerto Rico Arecibo

Undergraduate Researcher
Project title: Evolution of Terrestrial Habitability 

November 2017-Present

Water Reclamation & Multifunctional Materials Laboratory
University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras

Undergraduate Researcher
Project title: Development of electrospun microfibers for the recovery of polyphenolic compounds in wetlands.

June 2019-August 2019

Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Research Associate

Project title: Method for the analysis and quantification of aliphatic amides in carbonaceous chondrites. 

December 2016- January 2017

Physics and Electronics Laboratory
 University of Puerto Rico Humacao

High School intern
Project title: Filtration of copper-contaminated water using Crescentia cujete’s shell activated carbon.

 
 
Sandstone

03 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 
 

04 EXTRAcURRICULAR

Desert in Dark

05 ACHIEVEMENTS

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Emerging Researchers national conference in stem

Washington D.C. | February 8-10, 2020

Travel Award & Second Place in Undergraduate Oral Presentations, Chemistry and Chemical Sciences Category

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Image by Mike Yukhtenko
 
CONTACT

Email: jose.ramirez34@upr.edu

Tel: 787-243-8063

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