Diversity Program Alumni Updates: Roberto Frontera-Suau, Ph.D.

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Roberto Frontera-Suau earned a bachelor's degree in industrial microbiology from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, in 1987. He participated in the Minority Access to Research Careers program as a graduate student at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences, where he earned a master's degree in microbiology in 1991. After a brief stint at a pharmaceutical research company, Frontera-Suau returned to school at the Medical University of South Carolina, earning a Ph.D. in microbiology in 2000. During his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Frontera-Suau received an Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award. He is now an associate professor in the department of biology at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.

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