Ángel Placeres

Faculty Mentor: Stephen L. Buchwald

Direct Supervisor: Yiming Wang

Home University: University of Puerto Rico, Humacao

Academic Department: Chemistry


I am a senior from the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao studying Industrial Chemistry. Throughout my undergraduate career, I’ve been involved in research related to Organic Synthesis, Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry. My professional aspiration is to obtain a Ph.D. and contribute to medicinal research involving the discovery of small-molecule therapeutics for the treatment of diseases (e.g. Diabetes). During my free time, I enjoy singing, playing violin and dancing salsa.