Manuel La Torre Poueymirou

MIT Department: Mechanical Engineering
Undergraduate Institution: University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras Campus
Faculty Mentor: Xuanhe Zhao
Research Supervisor: Hyunwoo Yuk, Xinyu Mao
Website: LinkedIn


I was born and raised in the tropical island of Puerto Rico located in the Caribbean, which measures around 100×35 nautical miles. I am an undergraduate student form the University of Puerto Rico ‚Rio Piedras Campus, majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology along with additional studies in Electronics Engineering. My research experience goes from Ecology, Biophysics, Cellular and Molecular Biology to Electrophysiology and Pharmacology. My research interests are strongly related to the field of medical device development, especially in the fields of Neuro Electronics and Electrophysiology. However, I have great interests in the performance of interdisciplinary research. I’m committed in pursuing an MD-PhD focused in development of mediators between the human nervous system and robotics, planning to eliminate the barriers that exists between machine and biology. I enjoy reading, watching movies, swimming, running, designing, playing the mandolin, and especially meeting new people.