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York Alum Featured in 100 inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists in America

York Alum Robert Fernandez '13 has earned a spot in Cell Mentor's 100 inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists in America.
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Robert W. Fernandez. PhD. Postdoctoral Fellow & Cofounder of Cientifico Latino Columbia University.

Dr. Fernandez '13, who earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University earlier this year and is now in a Prestigious post-doctoral Program at Columbia University, has been featured in Cell Mentor's 100 inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists in America.

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Cell Mentor showcased 100 of the most inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists working in the United States. The list—selected based on scholarly achievements, mentoring excellence, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion—represents only a subset of the scientific role models in the community. 

In addition to Dr. Fernandez's remarkable academic career, he is also the co-founder of Cientifico Latino, a mentorship program that helps students to enter and navigate STEM graduate school in the US.

"[I am] proud to have been selected as a Rising Star for the 100 inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists in America! I will always continue to work to make science accessible to everyone," says Fernandez, now in a post-doctoral program at Columbia University.

Congratulations Dr. Fernandez York College is proud of your accomplishments and can't wait to hear more! 

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