TURI » Our Work » Cleaning Labora... » Lowell Students... » Current Students » Current Students » Francisco Abreu-Curiel  

Francisco Abreu-Curiel


Name: Francisco "Franky" Abreu

Major: Biology


Year: 2016

Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Email: francisco_abreucuriel@student.uml.edu

Semesters at TURI Lab: 6


Info on your major and what it focuses on?

My major focuses on the deeper meaning of the study of life itself. It describes the characteristics, classification, and behavior of organisms. It also shows how species come into existence, and the interactions they each have with each other and their environment. What I love most about Biology is how diverse it is and how many different fields it can offshoot into such as genetics, biochemistry, and ecology.

What you have learned so far at the TURI Lab?

  • How to proficient use Microsoft Word and Excel in order to efficiently write reports
  • Proper handling and storage of chemicals
  • Applying the scientific method and designing tests to run

What are your plans for after graduation?

To be rich... Haha but seriously though, after graduation I will be diving into the job industry searching for lab positions in the BioMedical industry. I am also very interesed in positions involving genetic engineering and Biotechnology. I will most likely work for a little bit, then come back and do my Masters Degree for Biology here at UMass Lowell.

Projects Worked On in the Lab/ Current Projects:

  • GenEon
  • Chemco
  • DIY Projects

Favorite Part of Working at TURI:

What I love about working here at TURI is the great atmosphere it provides and the awesome people that work here. I also enjoy taking the fact into consideration that we are making the world a better place by removing the toxicity from chemicals. Working at TURI really is a job like no other, the jobs are all different, the hours are flexible, the people are very nice, and of course the pizza parties are the best!


  • CLASS Southwick Center for Learning Front Desk Assistant (1 Year)
  • Metro PCS Sales Associate (1 Year)
  • Dunkin' Donuts Crew Member (3 Years)

Skills Learned at TURI Lab:

  • Lab Safety Skills: safety is always the #1 priority
  • Proper use of laboratory equipment
  • How to research chemicals and cleaners
  • How to devour pizza in less than a minute