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#IAmNYAS: Cesar Berríos-Otero

Leaving the lab doesn't always mean leaving science behind. Learn how Cesar Berríos-Otero turned his passions into a career.

Published October 14, 2015

#IAmNYAS: Cesar Berríos-Otero

Academy Member Cesar Berríos-Otero, PhD, didn't take the most obvious path when choosing his career. As a young man growing up in Puerto Rico, scientist wasn't among the career options that most of his teachers and peers were talking about. But the passions he developed at an early age helped him follow an unexpected journey from the University of Puerto Rico to New York University to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and now F1000, an innovative scientific publisher.

Learn more about Cesar's Career Path in the video below.

As Cesar was thinking about where to go next in his career, he took one of our Science Alliance courses. The Science Alliance is our program focused on career development for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early career scientists. Expand your career options by enrolling in one of our courses today.

Read other #IAmNYAS profiles here.