UF researcher paving the way for Latinas in STEM

In 2006, Ana Maria Porras, Ph.D., left everything she knew in her homeland of Colombia and moved to the United States to study biomedical engineering. Porras is now an accomplished professor and researcher at UF, heading the Tissue-Microbe Interactions lab in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering within the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.

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