Teresa Ramirez

Rockville, MD, US
Field of Work 
National Institutes of Health
Job Title or "Student" 
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Brown University
Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
Teresa Ramírez, Ph.D., is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Ramírez is a first-generation Mexican-American and the first from her family to have graduated from college and to have obtained a doctoral degree. She received her B.S. degree in General Biology from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2004. She participated in a post-baccalaureate program at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, MD. Dr. Ramírez has been a member of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/as and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) for fifteen years, thanks to her undergraduate research advisor, Dr. Laura Robles. She obtained her doctorate degree in Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology degree from Brown University in May of 2014 and was the founder and first president of the Brown University SACNAS Chapter. Her current research focuses on how aging and chronic alcohol exposure causes liver injury. Dr. Ramírez is part of the NIH SACNAS Chapter and is the co-vice president. Dr. Ramírez is passionate about sharing her love for science and mentoring students. She has learned that setting a path for the next generation of STEM leaders is important. She firmly believes in the importance of mentorship and how it can create a positive impact in the lives of others as it did on hers. She advices students to stay focus and to continue following their dreams by working hard, staying positive and by always asking questions.
Working outdoors, Pets, Dance, Poetry, Travel, Other
Race & Ethnicity 
Hispanic or Latino
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Online role model, Summer camp visit, Other
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
Evenings, Weekends
Career exploration activities, Hands-on activities for students, Identifying other role models
Program Affiliation 
SciGirls, Other
Other Program Affiliation 
Latinas Leading Tomorrow and SACNAS
Other Interests 
Photography and Painting

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