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Daniel Andrés Colón-Ríos

MD-PhD Student


Daniel A. Colón Ríos was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He graduated in 2018 from Universidad de Puerto Rico - Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (UPR-RUM) with a major in Chemistry. He subsequently moved to New Haven and joined Dr. Faye Rogers lab as a postgraduate associate, where he studied the cellular response to excessive levels of nucleotide-excision repair (NER)-recognized DNA damage. As a postgraduate associate, he also completed the Yale Cancer Center Cancer Biology Training Program (CBTP) and served as an interpreter at the HAVEN Free Clinic.

Daniel is now a fourth year MD-PhD Student in the Glazer Lab studying PARP inhibitor resistance mechanisms. He is an active member of the MSTP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and continues to be involved in the Student National Medical Association - Latino Medical Student Association (SNMA-LMSA) joint chapter at Yale School of Medicine. Out of academics, Daniel enjoys spending time with friends, playing volleyball, going to the beach, and traveling.

Education & Training

  • BS
    University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, Chemistry (2018)