Biographical Sketch: Luis Cubano, Ph.D.

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Luis Cubano, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity. He manages the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) program, the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) program and the Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP). He also manages research grants in the area of protein folding and degradation in the Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Prior to joining NIGMS, he served as professor and associate dean for research and graduate studies at the Universidad Central del Caribe, in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Cubano earned a B.S. in cellular and molecular biology from Tulane University, an M.S. in biology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a Ph.D. in biology from Kansas State University. He conducted postdoctoral research at Tulane University Medical School.

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