I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. I majored in Biology at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Peru).
After college, I moved to the U.S. to pursue a doctoral degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Stanford University. My thesis topic was in understanding the role occluding junctions play in the differentiation process from stem cells to intestinal cells. Both confocal microscopy and electron microscopy were key for my research, and my love and appreciation for microscopy deepened.
Currently, I am the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Foldscope Instruments, Inc. At Foldscope, we develop low-cost scientific tools because we want to make science accessible to everyone around the world. We commercialize a paper-based microscope, called Foldscope, that has a magnification of 140X and 2-micron resolution.
Furthermore, I advocate for science's crucial role in society as a powerful tool to empower others. This conviction has led me to be involved in a wide variety of science outreach initiatives in both the U.S. and Peru.
Scientific field: Cell biology, Genetics, Molecular biology
Microscopy background: Image Analysis
Posted by Paola Moreno-Roman, on 18 November 2020Foldscope Instruments, Inc. is a company that was founded in 2016. We develop low-cost scientific tools with the goal of making science accessible to everyone around the world. In 2018, the Foldscope team visited Peru, Argentina, and Brazil. At the time, I was a Stanford graduate student in Biology and, due to school-related commitments, I