Yelixza I. Avila

Ph.D. Student Researcher at UNC Charlotte in Dr. Afonin's Lab

NIH/NIGMS NRSA F31 Predoctoral Fellow



Hello! My name is Yelixza and I am passionate about conducting scientific research. Currently, as a member of Dr. Afonin's Lab at UNC Charlotte, my focus is on delivering nucleic acid nanoparticles (NANPs) into cells using synthetic and biological carriers. In this lab I have been able to acquire many skills that have allowed me to become the scientist I am today. This website is dedicated to showing the skills and opportunities that have been a part of my journey thus far and to the future ones as well!