My name is Chris A Muriel Mundo I am from Puerto Rico. During my Bachelor’s research development I had the opportunity to participate of the Summer Research Opportunity Programs (SROP) where I developed in research areas like Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Environmental Toxicology. In 2018, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and a minor in Marketing at the Ana G. Méndez University, Carolina Campus, in Puerto Rico. I then joined a Post-baccalaureate one year term program by the NIH at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst under the supervision of Dr. Siegrist, where we developed a new chemical method to engineer the connectivity of bacterial cell wall peptidoglycan. During the opportunity I extended this work by showing that we could control the location of cross-linking by installing alkynes and azides into the peptidoglycan with dipeptides instead of monopeptide D-amino acid probes. I am always interested in new opportunities and to learn. Following my interests in research pursuing a Ph.D. here at Penn State.