Daniel Alfonso Colón-Ramos, Ph.D.

Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship

The focus of Dr. Colon-Ramos’ research is how brain cells figure out which cells they are supposed to connect with and how that wiring can change during certain behaviors. Dr. Colon-Ramos’ trainees describe his endless enthusiasm and energy for supporting their research and career goals. Trainees described lab life rife with stories and parables that he uses to help trainees overcome their personal and professional challenges to accomplish their goals. In addition to his research and teaching duties, Dr. Colon-Ramos oversees a large mentorship network, which he created when he was a postdoctoral fellow.