Marissa Vera

MIT Department: Chemistry
Undergraduate Institution: University of Texas at Austin
5 Minute Lightning Talk: Comparative Analysis: Impact of ER Proteostasis on Viral Evolution at Host-Pathogen Interface
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My name is Marissa Vera, and I was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. I am a rising senior majoring in Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. My research interest is primarily in chemical biology, and my goal is to obtain a PhD in Chemistry. Afterwards, I would love to integrate the two things I’m most passionate about: science and education. My dream is to become a professor and mentor underrepresented groups in science. Outside of school, I like spending time with my family, friends, and walking my dog.