UPR graduate comes to our Department as an NSF Post-doctoral fellow.


UPR graduate, Dr. Jesyka Meléndez-Rosa, returns to the UPR after achieving her Ph.D. at the University of California -Berkeley to pursue her Post-doctoral NSF fellowship ($207,000.00) at our Department of Biology under the mentorship of Dr. Riccardo Papa. The title of her project is: “Identifying chemosensory receptor genes associated with mate choices in speciating Heliconius butterflies”.