When Ramirez was a child, his family moved from northern California to a ranch in rural Mexico. He did not attend high school. At the age of 18, and after 4 years of working on the family ranch, Ramirez returned to the USA to resume his education. With much perseverance and some encouraging mentors, he obtained his GED, his Bachelor’s degree and ultimately a PhD degree. In this segment titled “From Ranch to Research,” Robert Ramirez demonstrates that you can become a successful scientist even if the path is neither easy nor conventional.
Robert Ramirez recently became Associate Dean of Science and Engineering at San Francisco State University where he enjoys interacting with a diverse group of colleagues and students. He is also Professor of Cellular and Molecular Biology and his lab studies novel responses to osmotic stress in yeast. Continue Reading