Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Marcos Monteiro! Marcos has been accepted into the Biological and Biomedical Sciences PhD program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the Microbiology PhD program at Indiana University, Bloomington, and the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics PhD program at Emory University, all with full funding! This is in addition to an acceptance into the Indiana BioMedical Gateway (IBMG) program at the Indiana University School of Medicine, also with full funding. Marcos is a senior at Eastern Washington University majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. To prepare for graduate school Marcos completed two summers of research internships, one here with the EWU McNair Scholars Program and mentor Dr. Andrea Castillo, and the other last summer at Fred Hutchinson in Seattle. He is also the recipient of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most competitive STEM scholarships in the country. To read more about Marcos and his research, check out his page on the EWU McNair website.
We are so proud of Marcos and excited for his next steps towards obtaining his PhD!