Miguel was born in Mexico City, Mexico, raised in Los Angeles, California, and graduated high school in Newark, Ohio. He has experienced a wide range of educational environments and can genuinely speak to those experiences as an immigrant and first-generation college attendee.
Miguel graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University, with a B.A. in Spanish Linguistics and a B.S. in Microbiology. He first experienced research through a Summer Research Opportunities Program at Ohio State. Miguel is currently a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His research interest focus on the use of recombinant proteins as therapeutic treatments for human health conditions, such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). His work highlights the translational potential of basic research.
Due to his promise as a successful scientist, Miguel has been awarded a Dean’s Graduate Enrichment Fellowship and a NIH Diversity Supplement. Miguel is also passionate about supporting the Ohio State LatinX community through his involvement with the Ohio State SACNAS Chapter. His future career goals include converging his passion for biomedical research and his ongoing efforts to decrease the diversity gap in STEM.