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Rubén Alexander García-Reyes is currently an undergraduate student pursuing studies in Psychology with a minor in Biological Sciences at Universidad Metropolitana, Cupey (San Juan, PR). Before he decided to study science, he participated in the Saturday Research Program sponsored by the Ana G. Méndez University System (AGMUS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). This initiative focused on providing pre-college students with mentored research opportunities in all of AGMUS' campuses around the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico including partner universities as well. Moreover, Rubén conducted research in Chemical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico during the second semester of his 10th grade under Mr. Ramón Varona (Lab Technician).
Later on, he moved to Universidad Metropolitana, Cupey (AGMUS institution) where he stayed for four semesters working on research projects in the area of Bio-Mathematics. These had applications in various areas. Thanks to the mentorship of Mr. Joseph Colón, B.S. and Mrs. Valerie A. Carrasquillo, B.S., Rubén was selected for a summer research internship in 2014 at The University of Vermont in the area of Ecology and Environmental Science. This, under Dr. Sarah Helms Cahan, Ph.D. and the mentorship of Ms. Katie A. Miller, Ph.D. Student at the Department of Biology. A year later, in his Senior Year of high school, he was sent to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for a second summer research internship. Rubén worked in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Since August 2015, Rubén has been a Neuroscience Research Mentor for high school students. After he graduates, Rubén will pursue a Ph.D. in Neuroscience specializing in Neural Stem Cells and Neurogenesis.
Currently mentoring high school students in Neuroscience at Universidad Metropolitana, Cupey on Saturdays as Research Mentor.
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