Cristina Maria Rios

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Post Doc
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Puerto Rico

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:

F99 Phase D-Span Scholar Award, 2020

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