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Britnie Santiago Membreno

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
RNA Biology Laboratory


I graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla in May 2019 with a B.S in Biological Sciences. During my undergraduate years, I was part of an ecological study concerning the parasitic load of invasive snake species affecting the island of PR. In October 2020 I joined the RNA Biology Laboratory at National Cancer Institute as a postbaccalaureate fellow. Ever since I have been eager and enthusiastically gathering the puzzle parts to reveal the factor involved in mRNA decay. Outside of the lab I enjoy going on hikes, reading, painting, and drawing.

Areas of Expertise

mRNA quality control, local translation, CRISPR