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Colon-Bernal, Isabel


B.S. Chemistry

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

    About This Team Member

    Isabel is naturally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras Campus in June 2015. At UPR, she did atmospheric chemistry and aerosol research looking into the characterization of biogenic aerosols in the Caribbean with Dr. Olga L. Mayol-Bracero. She began her quest for a Ph.D. by joining the U-M Chemistry department in Summer 2015 as part of the analytical cluster, and joined the Banaszak Holl group in June 2016. She will be focusing on studying the nanostructure of Type I collagen and variations in chemical composition in relation to structure and disease. Outside of the lab, she is very passionate about teaching, volunteers at the U-M Natural History Museum, and loves cosmetics, rock music and geeky stuff (comic books, DnD, videogames).


    The Relationship of Collagen Structural and Compositional Heterogeneity to Tissue Mechanical Properties: A Chemical Perspective

    J. Chen, T. Ahn, I. D. Colon-Bernal, J. Kim, M. M. Banaszak Holl
    ACS Nano