Andrés Aranda-Díaz is a PhD student in Bioengineering. Andrés received his bachelor’s degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. During his undergrad, he worked at the Fundación Ciencia y Vida investigating the role of the Unfolded Protein Response on cancer. After graduating, he joined Hana El-Samad’s group at UCSF, where he developed tools to interrogate transcriptional regulation in yeast. At Stanford, as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellow and as a BioX Bowes Fellow, he is investigating how antibiotics affect the gut microbiome. Specifically, he is interested in understanding how bacteria interact with each other to change their responses to antibiotic treatments. Andrés is also a graduate consultant with the office of the Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning, through which he helps TAs around campus to improve their teaching practices. As a TA mentor, he received the special Recognition in Teaching Award from the Bioengineering department.
Ph.D. , BioengineeringClass of 2020