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Lizbeth Dávila-Santiago, Ph.D.

(She/Hers/Ella)
Scientist | Writer | Environmental Microbiologist, Georgia Institute of Technology

Afro-científica mayagüezana. Boricua. Ciencia al servicio de las comunidades.

Mi formación académica y de investigación es en microbiología ambiental y bioinformática. Me interesa estudiar y comprender las comunidades microbianas perturbadas por actividades antropogénicas, diversos tipos de contaminación y los entornos urbanos, para así buscar formas de promover la conciencia ambiental en conjunto con la salud pública en medio de una crisis climática.
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Born and raised in the archipelago of Puerto Rico. I am a Afro-scientist and feminist. My academic and research background is in environmental microbiology and bioinformatics. My research interests lie in understanding microbial communities disturbed by anthropogenic activities, specifically contamination and urban settings, in ways to mitigate and promote environmental, public health, and climate change awareness.

Experience

  • 2023–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

Education

  • 2023 
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Ph.D.
  • 2017 
    University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, MSc.