Visitor of the Week: Erandi Velazquez Miranda


Meet Erandi Velazquez Miranda of the Neurobiology Institute in the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico). The first-year PhD Student is a member of the Cellular Physiology Lab in the Molecular Neurobiology Department and is on campus for the Mechanisms of Metabolic Signaling meeting where she presented a poster. Read on for more on Erandi and her take on the meeting.

What are you working on?
The role of extracellular ATP in the development and establishment of hepatic fibrosis.

What is your key takeaway from the Meeting?
There are many interesting pathways that interact in one process. Hearing distinct points of view about many of the pathways can spark an idea, a way to look at your own question from another angle.

How many CSHL meetings and/or courses have you attended? 
This is my first CSHL meeting and I have not attended any courses, but I would much like to attend to many more of either in the future. 

Was there something specific about the Mechanisms in Metabolic Signaling meeting that drew you to attend? 
We are just beginning to understand the metabolic aspect of our research, so it was an important topic to approach, and this meeting was the perfect opportunity to do so. 

If someone curious in attending this meeting asked you for feedback or advice on it, what would you tell him/her? 
I would tell him/her that the meeting is great, very complete and varied. The organization of the meeting is very good which makes it an immensely useful experience.

What do you like most about your time at CSHL? 
The setting is beautiful. The campus is amazing that makes your time here a really pleasant feeling.

Thank you to Erandi for being this week's featured visitor. To meet other featured scientists - and discover the wide range of science that takes part in a CSHL meeting or course – go here.