Patricia Becerra

Patricia Becerra

Patricia Becerra

Power Words

Pasión, Balance de Vida, Rectitud
Passion, Work-Life Balance, Righteousness

Where were you born? 

Lima, Peru

What school did you attend? 

Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Lima, Peru/Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru (BSc); Univ de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (PhD)

What gained your interest in the NIH? 

The outstanding reputation of the NIH’s postdoctoral training program and their numerous opportunities offered for biomedical research.

What kind of work do you do at the NIH? 

My research interests focus on biochemistry applied to systems of the retina. Specifically, I am interested in protein structure and function relationships and their impact on drug development for fighting blindness.

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

Develop passion, dream bigger, maintain work-life (family) balance and conduct yourself with righteousness.