Cristina Maria Rios
B.S. in Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, 2016
Admission year: 2016
Advisor: Jonathan Morrow, Geoffrey Murphy
Current project: I am studying individual variations in learning behavior in response to reward-predicting cues. I am interested in the association and implications of these differential learning phenotypes, and their underlying neurobiological mechanisms, with vulnerability to addiction and PTSD.
Honors, grants & awards:
NSF-GFRP Fellowship, 2017-2020
Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Fellowship, 2014-2016
University of Puerto Rico Academic Excellence in Biology Award, 2017
Service & leadership:
Mentoring Youth and Early Leaders in Neuroscience (MYELIN)
University of Michigan BrainsRule!
University of Michigan Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans (SACNAS)
Association of Multicultural Scientists (AMS)
MiSci Writers Spanish Translation
Hobbies: Playing Ukulele, Hiking