Sonia Perez Arias
area: Curator, Artist
time periodNovember 2015 - December 2015
BA Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences Expected September 2015
Specialization in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics
Global Medical Brigades
Brigade to Honduras, provided medical care, translated consultations for doctors and nurses, gave workshops on dental hygiene.
FLENI Institute, Molecular Biology Department
Learned RNA and DNA isolation techniques, learned DNA sequencing, assisted in research study on Herpes Simplex Virus in Buenos Aires.
Caracas University Hospital, Dermatology Department
Shadowed Dr. Ruiz and Dr. Martin
Assisted in mycology, triage, pediatrics, and venereal diseases, attended lectures.
Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research, August 2012
Laboratory of Human Genetics
Shadowed Dr. Sergio Arias, learned PCR techniques, learned basic computational sequencing, assisted in paternity tests.
Boston University Hillel House
August 2012 – May 2013
April 2013 - present
Undergraduate Lab Member, researching development of hatching
mechanisms and hatching behavior in Boston, USA.
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Worked under Dr. Warkentin
June 2014 – August 2014
Intern, developed a research project on the vestibular system of
A. callidryas embryos in Gamboa, Panama.
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Department of Herpetology, Jose Rosado
September 2014 – February 2015
Intern, worked on cataloge and curation projects
Politically conscious, Queer Venezuelan Diaspora Boston, November 2014
10th Latin American Congress of Herpetology Cartagena, December 2014
Video Presentation: How Do Embryos Sense Vibrations? http://sites.bu.edu/warkentinlab/video-library
We plan to interview El-Cid, a Boston activist and former member of the communist guerilla movement in Iran. His narrative will be documented for two purposes. Firstly, to realize the virtually unknown history of the communist guerilla movement in Iran. Secondly, to interrogate the repressive instruments and regimes of state power/knowledge in contemporary United States and demonstrate the thin boundaries between "democratic" nation states and authoritarian structures.