Janine H. Santos

Janine H. Santos

Janine H. Santos

Power Words

Power Words: Spanish: 
Determinación, Perseverancia, Impulso
Power Words: English: 
Determination, Perseverance, Drive

Where were you born? 

Porto Alegre, Brazil

What school did you attend? 

Ph.D.- Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil); NIEHS – post-doctoral training

What gained you interest in the NIH? 

The opportunities that came with working in an institution where your brain, not the budget, is the limit. Additionally, the interaction with prominent scientists in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.

What kind of work do you do at the NIH? 

I am a Staff Scientist. I work in mitochondrial metabolism and the outcomes of mitochondrial dysfunction, including those induced by environmental exposures, to cell/organismal biology and health outcomes.

What message would you like to send to young Hispanics who are considering going to college? 

College opens many doors and is your entry point for success. However, I think you need to have a plan, have a goal. Define where you want to be in the future and follow the steps that will take you in that direction. Life becomes hard at many points with tons of obstacles on the way. When those times come, remember those goals – they will help to keep going.