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Bridge to the Doctorate V fellow participates in international training course.


Daniel Ramirez

Daniel Ramirez Gordillo participated in a short course at the Fifth International Meeting of the Latin American Society for Developmental Biology in Chile

Daniel Ramirez Gordillo, Bridge to the Doctorate V fellow at NMSU, attended a short course at the Fifth International Meeting of the Latin American Society for Developmental Biology (LASDB) in Santiago, Chile from Nov. 11-15, 2010. The course, entitled “Concepts and Model Organisms in Regenerative Biology,” was presented in theoretical and practical sessions, focusing on the regenerative abilities of model organisms. Expert researchers shared techniques they use with the model organisms of their areas of expertise. Some invited scientists were Brigitte Galliot, Richard Behringer, Panagiotis Tsonis, Katia del Rio-Tsonis, Alejandro Sanchez-Alvarado, and Jose Garcia-Arrars.

Daniel started out his undergraduate career at NMSU as a participant in the College Assistance Migrant Program (NMSU CAMP), a federally-funded program that assists migrant or seasonal farm worker students to attend college. Daniel earned the B.S. in Biology from NMSU and then participated in the fifth cohort of the Bridge to the Doctorate Program at NMSU. Currently working on the Ph.D. with faculty mentor, Dr. Elba E Serrano, Daniel was awarded the National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Fellowship through the NMSU Computer Science Department and the Biology Department.

In addition to his international experience,Daniel has benefitted from participation in several conferences. He attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Orlando, Florida on November 5-8, 2008, presenting a poster entitled “Heterologous Expression of Xenopus BK Channel Alpha and Beta Subunits in Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) and Xenopus Laevis Kidney (16) Cells.” He also attended the Systems Biology of Human Disease 2009 Conference in Boston, MA. in June 2009.

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