In 2000, Dr. Serrano graduated with honors from the University of Puerto Rico and worked for a year in a biochemistry laboratory at the University of Florida. In 2006 she completed her doctoral degree in anatomy at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus, where she developed scientific skills, not only technical but also analytical. While pursuing her doctoral degree, she received the Minority in Neuroscience Fellowship from the Society of Neuroscience and had the honor to do an Internship at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, MA. In 2007, she started a postdoctoral appointment at Emory University’s School of Medicine and received a National Research Service Award Training Grant. After three years of postdoctoral training, she joined the Brain and Body Donation program at Banner Sun Health Research, Arizona. Her work here allows her to contribute to brain and biospecimen research that pursues the understanding of neurological disorders.