jue 27 de abr|
MASTERCLASS - Breaking Barriers as a Blind Chemist
How do you INNOVATE successfully in RESEARCH areas when you are a BLIND SCIENTIST? Join us in this CONVERSATION with DR. MINKARA and find out the answer.
Time & Location
27 abr 2023, 15:00 – 16:30
Monterrey, Av. Eugenio Garza Sada Sur, Tecnológico, 64849 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
About the event
Mona Minkara uses computer simulations to obtain a better understanding of the chemical interactions that occur at the air-water interface inside the lungs. Her goal is to use this research to engineer better treatments and methods of drug delivery.
From childhood, Mona has always been interested in science. However, when she was seven, she was diagnosed with macular degeneration and cone-rod dystrophy. One specialist told her mother that it was not worth it to spend a penny on her education. Teachers did not always know how to approach her education, and learning was often a struggle. In defiance, her parents supported her dream and towards the end of high school she began to realize her own potential (that was different from what society expects from a blind individual). As result, she surprised everyone —herself included— with her success.