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Top CCNY junior Mathiu Perez Rodriguez is ACS Scholar

Mathiu Perez Rodriguez
Mathiu Perez Rodriguez

Mathiu Perez Rodriguez, a biochemistry honors research student at The City College of New York on a summer internship at Harvard Medical School, can count another honor. The Ecuadorian immigrant joins a select number of minority undergraduates named American Chemical Society Scholars.

The national program awards renewable scholarships to outstanding undergraduates from underrepresented minority groups majoring in   chemistry-related disciplines.  Recipients must be intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Each receives up to $5,000 per academic year.  

As an ACS Scholar, Mr. Perez Rodriguez will continue conducting research and maintaining high academic standards. Structural biology and biophysics are the junior’s fields of interest in City College’s Division of Science, where he is minoring in physics.

His career goal is an MD/PhD that will allow him to synergistically link patient care and groundbreaking research.

This is not the first major national honor for Mr. Perez Rodriguez, a Rego Park, Queens, resident, who has earned Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) and MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) awards.

In addition, Rodriquez starts the fall 2018 semester as a City College Fellow. He is mentored by Ruth E. Stark, Distinguished Professor and chair of CCNY’s chemistry and biochemistry department.

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