Volume 95 Issue 17 | pp. 34-43
Issue Date: April 24, 2017

Cover Story: Improving prospects for chemists in Cuba

Improving prospects for chemists in Cuba

Researchers are optimistic that improving relations with the U.S. will lead to stronger collaborations
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: policy, Cuba, chemistry, biotechnology, Latin America

When Daniel García Rivera got his Ph.D. in chemistry in 2007, he had a difficult choice to make. Stay in Germany, where he had spent the better part of four years working for a decent salary in a well-equipped university lab. Or return to Cuba, a country he loves but where he faced low pay, limited access to research equipment, and virtually no funding to support his independent research.

García Rivera decided to return home . . .

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