Yazmin Carrasco, PhD

I obtained my BS in Chemistry at the University of Texas at El Paso, this in part was possible for science programs like MARC and RISE that help paved my journey in the sciences. From here I moved to Dallas, TX where I did my PhD at UT Southwestern Medical Center working on the isolation of therapeutically interesting natural products from marine bacteria. From there I moved to San Francisco, CA and started my postdoctoral studies at UCSF as part of the IRACDA program where I focused on utilizing small molecules as probes to understand a pathway, that that is essential for numerous cancers to survive. Throughout my scientific journey I always immersed myself on activities aimed at increasing diversity which is something that I am passionate about and I want my future to be an extension of this path.