Michelle Cortes

Michelle Cortes

Michelle Cortes

Power Words

Disciplina, Persistencia
Discipline, Persistence

Where were you born? 

Santurce, Puerto Rico

What school did you attend? 

University of South Florida in Tampa

What gained your interest in the NIH? 

I gained much interest in NIH when I got the opportunity to see how basic science could be applied in translational research with the final goal of finding cures of diseases or improving patient's quality of life.

What kind of work do you do at the NIH? 

I develop radiotracers used for the study and early detection of neuroinflammation using Positron Emission Tomography (PET).

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

Persistence and discipline are the key to success.