Carolina Ortiz Cordero

Carolina Ortiz Cordero

Contact Info

Ph.D., Physiology, University of Minnesota, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, pending

M.S., Stem Cell Biology, University of Minnesota, 2014

B.S., Biology, University of Costa Rica, 2012

Carolina will be doing her post-doctoral fellowship with the Kiessling lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Dissertation Title: Unraveling the Mechanisms Underlining Fukutin-Related Protein Pathogenesis using Patient-Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Myotubes.

Advisor: Rita Perlingeiro

Date of Final Defense: June 10, 2021

Awards & Recognition

  • Dr. Marvin and Hadassah Bacaner Research Award for Physiology (2021)
  • Beatrice Z. Milne and Theodore Brandenburg Award (2021)
  • Alan Hemingway Scholarship for excellence in academic performance (2016)


  • “The Competitive Edge Program for Innovation and Human Capital” Scholarship” Ministry of Science Technology and Telecommunications of Costa Rica. Four-year merit-based scholarship for higher degree studies in the field of science and technology. (2015-2019)


  • Spanish