About this talk
When Ramirez was a child, his family moved from northern California to a ranch in rural Mexico. He did not attend high school. At the age of 18, and after 4 years of working on the family ranch, Ramirez returned to the USA to resume his education. With much perseverance and some encouraging mentors, he obtained his GED, his Bachelor’s degree and ultimately a PhD degree. Ramirez demonstrates that you can become a successful scientist even if the path is neither easy nor conventional.
About the speaker
Robert Ramirez is a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Biology at San Francisco State University. He currently teaches courses in microbial physiology and virology and directs a student research program at SFSU. His lab studies novel responses to osmotic stress in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
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