Juan Ramirez, BS
Research Scholar


Juan RamirezJuan was born in Chitre, Panama and raised on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  He did his undergraduate studies here at Duke. Juan joined the Eroglu lab as an undergraduate in the fall of 2015 and eventually joined the Neurobiology PhD program and decided to rejoin the lab as a PhD student.  His current work is funded by an NINDS NRSA Diversity fellowship. He studies the role of astrocyte to microglia signaling and how these two cell types balance synapse numbers in development.  As an undergrad he sang a cappella and was part of the chapel choir. His favorite things to do outside of lab are singing, hiking, running, and playing with his cats.


Confocal imaging and analysis, Recombinant protein production, Primary microglia culture, Hybridoma and antibody isolation, molecular biology