Daniel Colón Ramos

Puerto Rican scientist and CienciaPR co-founder receives multi-million dollar award in recognition of his pioneering studies

Mónica Ivelisse Feliú-Mójer's picture

NEW HAVEN, CT - Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos, a Puerto Rican scientist, associate professor at Yale University and a co-adjunct professor at the Institute of Neurobiology at the University of Puerto Rico, was selected last month to receive two important recognitions from of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the leading scientific agencies in the United States.

CienciaPR: From the beginning

Daniel Alfonso Colón-Ramos's picture

Pasteur said that although science has no homeland, scientists do. Since I've been thinking of myself as a scientist, I’ve thought of myself as a Puerto Rican scientist. My concerns about science and Puerto Rico have always gone hand in hand and with them a deep interest and commitment to contribute, through science for the betterment of my country.

Daniel Colón-Ramos: studying and building connections

Mónica Ivelisse Feliú-Mójer's picture
Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos
Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos

You could say that the life of Dr. Daniel Colón-Ramos is one big game of connect-the-dots. A native of Palo Hincado in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, and now associate professor at Yale University, Daniel investigates how neurons make connections to form a functional nervous system.

Dr. Colón-Ramos has taken the lessons he’s learned about connectivity and applied them beyond the bench, finding ways to link two of his loves: science and Puerto Rico. 

Homeland connection

16 Top Scientists and Educators Announce Collaboration to Rescue U.S. Biomedical Research

This article is reproduced by CienciaPR with permission from the original source.

CienciaPR Contribution: 

No

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, August 17, 2015  – A diverse team of 16 prominent scientists and educators today announced the launch of a high-profile collaboration that seeks to leverage knowledge from the scientific community to confront the dangers to the U.S. biomedical science enterprise.  Named Rescuing Biomedical Research, the effort tackles the problems identified in several public statements that the team and the scientific community have made, and aims to take the next steps towards making substantive, concerted changes in the way U.S.

Tags: 

EPA not satisfied with cleanup of Vieques

This article is reproduced by CienciaPR with permission from the original source.

CienciaPR Contribution: 

No

By: 

José A. Delgado

Judith Enck, regional director for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recoginized that the process of decontamination and cleaning in Vieques is dragging feet and has deficiencies, even more so if you take into account that the U.S. government doesn't even have a plan to remove the explosives left underwater by the NAVY.

The full version of this article is in Spanish. You can read it by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of your screen.

 

Tags: 

CienciaPR and El Nuevo Dia: A new network of boricua scientists

This article is reproduced by CienciaPR with permission from the original source.

CienciaPR Contribution: 

The Professional is a member of CienciaPR
CienciaPR established a collaboration with the Science section of El Nuevo Dia, to write articles featuring what our scientists do and how science affects our society. CienciaPR members talked to this newspaper about this collaboration and the initiatives of CAPRI and CienciaPR

Tags: 

Subscribe to Daniel Colón Ramos