The group showed a big enthusiasm and surely we hope that at least one of them is marked by the experience and considers being a scientist in the future.
2022 has been a very active year. Our team has received high school students, JULIA Program, Networking Program, Florida State University, Universidad Latina de Panamá, Catholic University USMA from Chitré, are some of the students that received classes and training.
SENACYT program called JULIA which aimed to link young students with great scientists and learn about their different projects, in which she was mentored by Dr. Carmenza Spadafora.
There are ideas that can change the world and people´s histories, but it all needs believing in them.
When the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched phase I of the Exploration projects, Dr. Carmenza Spadafora received a call that would chart new paths in research based on novel proposals.
The year was 2008. Dr. José A. Stoute, her mentor and with whom she worked at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research at Silver Spring and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, calls her and asks her to think about a common idea regarding this call.
Dr. Spadafora, during her postdoc, had used a technique that employs the paramagnetism of malaria parasites to collect them using a magnet…