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Dr. Nathalie Fuentes

Post Doctoral Fellow at NIH

Dr. Nathalie Fuentes has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Linguistics from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Penn State College of Medicine. Currently, she is a post-doctoral fellow in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH. Dr. Fuentes was born and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico. She started doing scientific fairs at an early age. As a Ph.D. student, Nathalie’s main goal was to understand the molecular basis of sex differences in lung inflammation triggered by ozone, and the role of male and female sex hormones in this regulation. As a post-doc fellow, Dr. Fuentes focuses on understanding the signaling pathways induced by G-protein-coupled receptors and their role in the pathogenesis of asthma and allergic disease. Dr. Nathalie has started to build her career through participation in over 25 professional conferences, having worked in 10 laboratories in 3 different countries, authoring many publications, and receiving national and international recognitions. In her spare time, she loves to dance and eat pizza.​


Dr. Fuentes presented at the Zimbabwe Jobs of Tomorrow program on July 2nd, 2020.