World's leading ocean research nonprofit highlights Rosa León Zayas

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution features the assistant professor of biology on its blog.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts recently featured the groundbreaking work of Assistant Professor of Biology Rosa León Zayas, who took her first dive in a deep-ocean research submersible named Alvin to the bottom of the Puerto Rico Trench. 

León Zayas is a marine microbiologist whose research focuses on life forms in deep-sea trenches. Last year, she was awarded the annual Renjen Prize for Faculty Excellence for her outstanding work and remarkable promise and achievement as a scholar. That same year, she was among five scientists selected for the Maxwell/Hanrahan Field Biology Award for discovering how microbes survive in extreme conditions and for identifying genes that control important processes. 


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