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Yale University
Branford College
Class of 2018

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Hello & Welcome.

My name is

Samantha Marie Marquez,

and I am excited to share my research and my passions with you.

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Celloidosomes Research

I developed Celloidosomes through a cell self-assembly process for the creation of 3D tissues in a unique core-shell structure. My research is focused on demonstrating the versatility of the Celloidosome, especially through applications: from organ repair and reconstruction, to biological sensors, to neural tissue transplantation, to water purification and decontamination.

Celloidosomes are artificially designed microtissues that act as biological microcontainers

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Natalia Oberti Noguera

“If you don't have a seat at the table,
bring your own chair.”

I believe that science is a tool for innovation.

In a world of discovery where asking questions and curiosity are more important than any search for the right answers, science provides a platform for forward thinking.


I believe that we have a responsibility to society.

Contributing to our communities, even in small ways, can be a powerful vehicle for social change. Like government, science should be used to serve humanity.

Recent Highlights

NBC 12: Samantha Marquez Interview

November 2012 – Samantha Marquez: A Rising Star in the Science World

LATINAS THINK BIG™ Event NYC, ELLA Leadership Institute

May 30, 2013 – Keynote Speaker: “SAMANTHA MARQUEZ, 16-Year Old Scientist, Innovator & Entrepreneur”


Minor Planet (Samarquez) named after Samantha Marquez

Maggie Walker Student Selected for Science Society

May 14, 2012 – Samantha Marquez and Jeff Holste, the Grand Prize winners at this year’s Metro Richmond Science Fair will be in Pittsburgh this week competing in the International Science and Engineering Fair. Marquez has been selected to be a member of one of the most prestigious science research societies in the country.

Maggie Walker Student Wins 4 Science Awards

April 16, 2013 – March was a busy month for Maggie Walker Governor’s School junior Samantha Marquez. She won awards in four science events.