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Juan Sanchez

Bachelor’s earned, Biological Sciences


Joined our Summer 2018 Research Fellowship

Juan grew up in Puerto Rico surrounded by the ocean, discovering marine life and exploring nature. He graduated from a Bachelors in Biology and it's now doing his master's at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Due to his passion for the ocean, he started working a few years ago with two CREST CAChE students, Javier Rodríguez Casariego grad student and Alex Mercado post-doc, on the epigenetics of coral reefs. On our REU 2018, he worked at the Eirin-Lopez Environmental Epigenetics lab, to analyze the effects of environmental factors on coral genes and the role of epigenetics during coral recovery.

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