Laura Diaz-Martinez

Chemistry and Computer Science Building
El Paso Texas, 79968
Homeladiazmartinez @utep.edu
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Curriculum Vitae



Laura Diaz-Martinez
Research Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences - Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives (COURI) - Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC)

Laura Diaz-Martinez is Associate Director of the Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives (COURI). COURI’s mission is to collaborate with faculty mentors from all disciplines to provide experience for undergraduate students in research, scholarly and creative activities. One of her roles at COURI is to build collaborative relationships with faculty from all colleges to identify funding opportunities and develop undergraduate research programs with the goal of increasing engagement of undergraduate students of all disciplines in research. In addition, Laura also maintains an active research program focused on cell division in both human cancer cells and the parasite Giardia lamblia. Her research expertise includes cell and molecular biology, genetics and microscopy.


  1. Live cell imaging
  2. Microscopy
  3. Mitochondria
  4. Apoptosis
  5. Chromosome
  6. Cell cycle
  7. Mitosis
  8. Undergraduate research

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