Andrés is interested in contributing to our understanding and treatment of human disease. Andrés has worked at the bench for 16+ years (3 in industry), and is now interested in transitioning to a technology transfer, research management or science communication position. Andrés obtained his B.S. in Microbiology from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and then joined CorpoGen, one of the leading non-profit biotechnology centers for scientific research and development in Colombia. Andrés did his graduate studies in the laboratory of Charles Barlowe at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, studying the role of lipids and proteins in vesicular membrane transport. He then moved to UT Southwestern Medical Center to do postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Helen Yin. Currently Andrés is in the laboratory of Melanie Cobb studying the crosstalk between calcium and the osmotic-stress With no lysine[K] (WNK) kinase pathways, as well as characterizing novel WNK pathway inhibitors with potential use in cancer treatment.


Where will you go after your PhD/postdoc?

At all stages of our careers we should ask ourselves:  Am I where I want to be?  Where do I see myself in the short term and in the long term?  What do I need to do to accomplish these goals?  Am I on the right path?  Am I setting  … Read more

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Balancing Research and Family: A Personal Voyage

In his blog post, “Thoughts on a Balanced Life,”1 Timothy Pychyl of Carleton University states that “balance means being able to stop the pursuit of one goal, perhaps far short of the desired excellence, to give time to another”; that balance “requires a dynamic response  … Read more

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