Araceli Ramirez, b.s.

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Intern

I graduated from the University of California, Merced (UCM) in 2015 with a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology. At UCM, I worked under Dr. Erin Gaab as a Translational Health Research Assistant. We focused on the effects of air quality, food deserts, and other health disparities in the San Joaquin Valley. After graduating from UCM, I gained experience in different laboratory disciplines across California, including the agriculture and biotechnology industry. I am currently pursuing a master of science in biotechnology with an emphasis on stem cell technology at California State University of Channel Islands and joined the Sander Laboratory in 2020 as a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine intern. My project involves generating new reporter cell lines in an in vitro culture system using lentiviral transduction and CRISPR/Cas9 technology.