Plática Series: Finding an Academic Home
Facilitated by Kaliris Y. Salas-Ramirez, Ph.D
September 20th, 2013, 3:00-4:00PM ET
This Plática will be an intimate conversation for early career faculty members.
To register, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PlaticaRamirez. Only the first 10 participants to register will be able to attend so hurry!
Dr. Kaliris Y. Salas-Ramirez was born in Puerto Rico. She received her BS in Biology in 2000 from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez Campus and her PhD in Neuroscience from Michigan State University in 2007. Working with Dr. Cheryl Sisk at MSU, she determined that anabolic steroids greatly impact the adolescent brain by affecting social behaviors, while adults are not as affected. This work received recognition through several press releases. For three years, Dr. Salas-Ramirez was supported by the predoctoral APA Diversity in Neuroscience program as well as other individual fellowships. In 2008, Dr. Salas-Ramirez began a post doc at the Sophie Davis School for Biomedical Education at the City College of New York with Dr. Eitan Friedman and Dr. Victoria Luine at Hunter College, CUNY. Her research has since then focused on how cocaine exposure during sensitive periods of development impacts adult cognition and neural plasticity. She is currently an Assistant Medical Professor at Sophie Davis. Dr. Salas-Ramirez received several awards for her research on drugs of abuse and has several peer-review publications. She is currently engaged in several collaborations studying how chemotherapy can impact cognition and neural plasticity and interventions for cognitive decline which is funded by the U54 CCNY/MSKCC Consortium.