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Kevin M. Alicea-Torres


I’m a cancer immunology researcher and a science communicator. Currently, I’m PhD Candidate in cell and molecular biology at the University of Pennsylvania and I’m conducting my thesis research in Dr. Dmitry Gabrilovich’s lab at The Wistar Institute. My research focuses on immune suppression in the tumor microenvironment and my ultimate goal is to develop a novel immunotherapy approach to treat cancer patients. In addition, I’m the co-founder of “Caminos en Ciencia”, a science communication platform in where we conduct in-person interviews with Latin American scientists from all over the world and we discuss their career development as well as their surpassed struggles that led to their success in their respective fields. I’m so excited to come back home and join El Nuevo Día Newspaper in Puerto Rico as an AAAS Mass Media fellow, where I hope to develop effective communication strategies that would allow me to engage with the general audiences, especially those from Spanish-language communities.


Kevin M. Alicea-Torres wears a suit jacket and smiles at the camera.

University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship Sponsor: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fellowship Host: El Nuevo Día