Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar: Forging paths for Latinx science

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La Dra. Carmen Maldonado Vlaar con dos miembros de su laboratorio, examinando un tubo de muestra.
Dr. Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar is a neuroscience researcher at the UPR-Rio Piedras

“What would be ideal is for gender and race equality to exist in science, for everyone to be represented equally.” That is the biggest goal of Puerto Rican scientist, Dr. Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar, who is a distinguished researcher and mentor in the field of neuroscience. In addition to contributing new knowledge to the field on the mechanisms of addiction, she has forged paths for the new generation of Latinx scientists.

It all started with the science fair

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