María E. Rivera-Albarrán, PhD graduate of Prof. Ray's group
My research focuses in studying the potential applications and capabilities of microwave heating in diverse analytical applications. By implementing systems specifically designed for focused-microwave fields we can greatly accelerate biochemical reactions and, also, expand the capabilities of ionization in mass spectrometry.
Being a graduate student at UB has not only allowed me to grow as a scientist thanks to the outstanding mentoring of faculty, but also exposed me to an amazing and collaborative multicultural and engaging atmosphere.
Outside of the lab, I enjoy baking all sort of desserts, painting, and hanging out with friends.