Ayse Muniz


Faculty Mentor: Kristala Prather

Direct Supervisor: Kat Tarasova

Home University: The University of New Mexico

Academic Department: Chemical Engineering


I am an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in biochemistry at the University of New Mexico (go Lobos!). During my time at UNM, I have been involved in projects ranging from solar cell processing to using silica nanoparticles to deliver nucleic acids to cancer cells. I intend to pursue a Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary field such as biomedical engineering, and hope to use my combined knowledge of biochemistry and engineering to develop functional technologies that improve lives around the world. Outside of the lab, I enjoy doing recreational archery with my husband, cooking, watching TED talks, and motivating people to become interested in science.