Borja Barbero Barcenilla is a 4th year PhD student in the lab of Dr. Dorothy Shippen. He is investigating the moonlighting functions of telomere associated protein on Arabidopsis thaliana. He placed second in the oral presentation at the 20th annual Student Research Week (SRW). Borja is a former NCAA Division 1 athlete and holds records as a goal keeper for the men’s soccer team at the University of Delaware, where he received his BS in Biochemistry. Currently, he plays for TAMU club soccer team. This past summer he was part of the Brazos Valley Cavalry. Borja’s plans to work in the industry side of science after his PhD.