Maribel Rios

Maribel Rios

Maribel Rios
Home Town
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Prior Degrees

Boston University, Boston, MA, BA Psychology
Tufts University, Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, Boston, MA, Ph.D. Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology

Sackler Program(s)
Cell, Neuroscience, Physiology

What is the ultimate goal of your research?

To elucidate how defective brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) signaling in the brain leads to diminished appetite control and the emergence of affective disorders.

What excites you about your research?

Being surprised by the experimental results and led into unexpected directions.

What do you like best about Sackler students?

Their enthusiasm and curiosity!

What qualities distinguish the Sackler School from other graduate schools?

Our open door policy and faculty accessibility ensures that students have access to expertise, techniques and mentorship within and outside their own laboratories.

What do you do to relax?

Woodwork, gardening, cooking

What is your favorite Boston restaurant?

Gargoyles on the Square, Davis Square, Somerville
Harvest, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development