Cohort Year: 2021-22
Ramon earned his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as well as a B.A. in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He then moved across the country to the University of Maryland, Baltimore to further pursue a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences. His dissertation work focused on novel therapeutic agents that can selectively regulate cell signaling, which may prove a promising alternative to current standard cancer therapies. Ramon was involved in the NIH’s Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Program that focused on helping diverse scientists bring their skills to biomedical research, and was an active member of the student government in graduate school. These experiences got him interested in promoting science accessibility, which he looks forward to working on as a MOST Fellow.