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What Makes Me a Scientist- Dr. Vargas-Muñiz
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Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Please join us for a virtual What Makes Me a Scientist with a Duke PhD Alum, Dr. Dr. Vargas-Muñiz . This event is being co-hosted by Duke MGM Department, Duke SACNAS and IDEALS Office. For zoom details please register using the event link by Tuesday, November 3rd. Dr. Vargas-Muñiz (He/his/him) is an Assistant Professor of Mycology at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's Microbiology Program. He obtained his B.S. in Industrial Biotechnology from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez and his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from Duke University. After completing his Ph.D., José joined the lab of Dr. Amy Gladfelter at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. At SIUC, his lab working toward a better understanding of how fungi grow and regulate their morphology, which is a key aspect of fungal pathogenesis. As a queer Puerto Rican scientist, José is also committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. As part of this commitment, José volunteers with the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanic and Native American in Science (SACNAS) and serves as the chair of the Student Presentation Subcommittee.