01 June 2022

Meet our New Graduate Student!

 

 Ezequiel Cruz Rosa, B.S.

Ezequiel earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez in May of 2021. During his undergraduate career he conducted research with Dr. Robert J. Mayer focusing on the effects of sand composition and granulometry on leatherback sea turtle hatchlings on the northwest of Puerto Rico, as well as research into the potential use of odonata order of insects as bioindicators of heavy metal presence in the bodies of water under Dr. Brenda Ramos. He also worked as the leader of the School Visits Committee for the ACS chapter of the University of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla. Ezequiel joined the doctoral program at USF in August of 2021 and his work focuses on the extraction of fungi in pursuit of novel antibacterial drugs for ESKAPE pathogens.