Guess That Grad – October 2018

Who earned honors for his scientific work before becoming a governor and dealing with Hurricane Maria?
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After earning his degrees from MIT and U-M, Ricardo Rossello, MSE’03, PhD’07, began work in the Jarvis Lab at Duke University. His work, mainly in the field of adult stem cell research, earned recognition in several journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He entered politics in 2008. Rossello simultaneously continued his work as a scientist until November 2016, when he was elected governor of Puerto Rico.

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