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Yohely E

- Research Program Mentor

MS at Syracuse University


biochemistry, bioengineering, human diseases, disease treatment, genetics, DNA/RNA, bacterial culture, anti microbial resistance, genetic sequencing, microbial testing


Hi! My name is Yohely Espiritusanto. I have a Bachelor's in biochemistry and a Master's in bioengineering. I have had various different research experiences that have deepened my love for research and biomedical sciences, specifically in topics such as cellular/molecular engineering, medical science, genetics, and pharmaceutical science. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, singing, dancing, puzzles, and enjoying the outdoors. I love exploring new places and foods.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Designing Disease Treatments

Find a disease without a cure and design a potential drug treatment. Develop drug delivery vehicles such as microparticles, nanoparticles, and/or hydrogels to design disease treatments.

Discovery of Potential Disease treatments

Investigate disease treatments and review research literature to discover a potential disease treatment. Propose the disease treatment and how it could potentially be used to treat patients.

Helping the FDA Approve Disease Treatments

Review and understand FDA and the drug development approval process. Use FDA regulations to approve a potential drug or a drug already on the market.

Creating an mRNA vaccine

Have you ever wondered how they made the COVID-19 vaccine? Explore virology, viruses, and vaccines to develop your own vaccine to a virus of interest.

Societal Effects of COVID

Look into any of the societal effects related to COVID and determine the best way to scientifically verify the cause and effects between COVID and the societal effect.

Languages I know

Fluent in Spanish, Intermediate in Italian

Teaching experience

Since my sophomore year of undergraduate, I have mentored college students academically and in research. I enjoy mentoring and helping students develop and accomplish their academic and career goals. I also have experience tutoring students K-12 and undergraduate college students on different subjects.


Work experience

SUNY New Paltz AMP & CSTEP Community (2017 - 2020)
Calculus 1 & 2 Study Group Leader
SUNY New Paltz AMP & CSTEP Community (2018 - 2019)
STEM Prep Mentor
SUNY New Paltz Scholars Mentorship Program munity (2016 - 2020)
SUNY New Paltz Peer Mentor
Syracuse University & Research Experiences for Undergraduates (2020 - 2022)
Research Mentor


State University of New York College at New Paltz
BS Bachelor of Science (2020)
Syracuse University
MS Master of Science

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