Carlos M. De Leon Rodriguez
Centers for Disease Control—ORISE Fellow
2018 Scientist Sentinels Cohort
Carlos M. De Leon-Rodriguez received his Ph.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine while working on his thesis as a visiting scholar in the laboratory of Dr. Artura Casadevall at the Johns Hopikins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His thesis research focused on the role of phagolysosomal membrane permeabilization on macrophage interactions with the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. He is currently an ORISE Post-doctoral fellow at the CDC Dengue Branch in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His is working on the development of serodiagnostic tools for dengue and Zika viruses. He holds a certificate in project management from the NYC School of Professional Studies and is a 2016 Yale Ciencia fellow. He is passionate about using mentoring, teaching, community engagement, and educational programs, to empower underserved communities.