|MIT Department: Biological Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Forest White
Research Supervisor: Jason E Conage-Pough, PhD
Undergraduate Institution: University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez
Hometown: Humacao, P. R.
My name is Andrea S. Flores Pérez and I am a Biotechnology major at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, where I specialize in statistics and biochemistry. My research interests include tissue engineering, biomaterials, and cancer biology. I am pursuing a Ph.D. in bioengineering, where I hope to study disease progression in minority racial/ethnic groups and developing novel treatments. At MSRP, I am working in the White Laboratory where I’m studying tyrosine phosphorylation in triple negative breast cancer in response to multiple chemotherapy treatments. Outside of the lab, I love to watch movies and bake!