LSAMP Alumni Profile

Daisy Díaz-Rohena
Graduate Research Assistant - PhD track, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Puerto Rico LSAMP

Past Clubs/Organizations
American Chemical Society National Society of Collegiate Scholars Golden Key International Honor Society Susan G. Komen Puerto Rico Millennium Fellowship - 2019 Cohort Station1 Frontier Fellowship - 2018 Cohort

Past Research
Dr. Ingrid Montes Organic Synthesis and Chemical Education Laboratory at University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras campus: "Effect of counterions on the biological activity of ferrocenyl chalcone salt derivatives" (Summer Internship) Dr. Gary Ostroff laboratory at UMass Medical School Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences: "Chemical derivatization of glucan particles for enhanced delivery across the intestinal epithelium"" (Summer Internship) Emulate, Inc.

Daisy Díaz-Rohena

Passions: Participating in the creative process of research, for understanding human biology, the discovery of druggable targets and the optimization of therapeutics for cancer and muscular dystrophies. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and supporting other students interested in STEM. Message for undergraduates in STEM: There is no strict guide on how to succeed in your bachelor, graduate school or your career. My best advice is to follow your passion, accept challenges and become the #1 fan of yourself. Recognize you are an important individual needed in the STEM community, and express your desire to stay part of it. Because PR-LSAMP was such a key opportunity that guided me to discover my fit in STEM, I want to contribute to the LSAMP Alumni group: by supporting activities to ensure that the mission of LSAMP is continued, and to help other students in any way I can.

I am available to mentor in the following ways
Alumni Recruitment, Attend Conferences, Mentor Students

My areas of expertise include
Public Speaking, Leadership Skills, Research Posters, Research Presentation