Yanixa Quinones Aviles
Graduate School Student
Yanixa is a 5th year PhD student in Genetics and a recipient of a NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA F31 pre-doctoral fellowship. Her thesis work focuses on dissecting molecular and phenotypical differences of KRAS variants in cancer. Yanixa obtained her BS in Biology with an emphasis in Genetics and Biomedicine from the University of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla. Her passion for providing equal access to health care and education, outreach and mentoring has driven her involvement with student-led initiatives focused on increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. As a GWL Fellow, she looks forward to helping fellow graduate students navigate the fellowship application process.