Nabor Vazquez Martinez
Nabor is a 2nd year PhD candidate in the Biology department working in Dr. Jessica Feldman’s lab. He graduated with a Bachelors in Arts in Biology from Lawrence University. After graduating in 2019, he wanted to explore his career options and joined Dr. Daniel Colón-Ramos’ lab at Yale as a research associate. His project focused on understanding the precise neuronal wiring during embryogenesis using Caenorhabditis elegans, a model organism. This research experience sparked his interest in developmental biology and the use of in vivo imaging techniques to explore the unknown. Currently, his thesis tries to uncover molecules that lead to a unique microtubule reorganization during development. Nabor tries to foster a welcoming environment and is passionate about diversifying STEM. He works with different organizations to recruit and promote STEM to high school/undergraduate students of underrepresented backgrounds. Outside of the lab, you can find Nabor playing soccer, taking nature walks and watching superhero movies/TV shows.