Elena Blanco Suarez

Philadelphia, PA, US
Field of Work 
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
Thomas Jefferson University
Job Title or "Student" 
Assistant Professor
Biology and Biochemistry
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
I'm a neuroscientist, originally from Spain. I did my undergrad and masters degree in Spain and studied one year abroad in Greece. In 2010 I moved to the UK and got my PhD in Biochemistry and in 2014 I finally moved to San Diego to do my postdoctoral training. I'm now an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in Philadelphia. I'm also involved in different science education and communication projects, including blogging, public speaking, organizing hands-on activities, and many more.

Soy neurocientífica, originariamente de España. Cursé mi licenciatura en Biología y mi master en España, y también pasé un año estudiando en Grecia. En 2010 me mudé a Reino Unido para hacer mi PhD en Bioquímica y en 2014 fui a San Diego para hacer mi postdoc. Ahora soy profesora de neurociencia en Philadelphia. Además, formo parte de varios proyectos de divulgación científica y educación, que incluyen colaboraciones en varios blogs, charlas, organización de actividades, y otras muchas cosas.
Writing/blogging, Pets, Reading, Travel, Sports, Other
Race & Ethnicity 
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, In-school visit, Job shadow, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
Evenings, Weekends
Career exploration activities, Identifying other role models, Online Mentoring (email or Skype), Other
Program Affiliation 
Other Interests 
Other Resources 
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