Eduardo Chaparro Barriera
Eduardo’s father immigrated from Colombia to Puerto Rico, where he met Eduardo’s mother. Among his siblings, Eduardo is the only one who pursued a career in science. Although he initially hadn’t considered focusing on research, his passion for uncovering the mysteries of the unknown grew during his college years. For this one-year experience, Eduardo aims to contribute to a project that explores the molecular or cellular processes underlying changes in brain structure and function. Aside from his dedication to research, Eduardo describes himself as an extroverted individual who thrives on adventure. He enjoys engaging in activities like hiking, surfing, and playing basketball and baseball.