Yareli is a Research Assistant in the Filgueira Lab. She double majored in Biology & Chemistry from the University of Houston-Downtown and is a recent graduate of the University of Florida, obtaining an MS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Before joining the Filgueira Lab, Yareli worked as a Research Technician in Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine. She is working on projects related to bone growth and heart repair after myocardial infarction. She is the lab expert when it comes to rodent handling as well as animal maintenance. Yareli’s scientific interests include cancer metabolism, mammary gland biology, as well as pharmacology. Outside the lab, Yareli is a competitive weightlifter, collects lipstick and cute stationary, and enjoys hanging out with her two cats when not catching her favorite band’s shows around East Texas.