Alfonso Abizaid: Soccer Coach and Dad

Alfonso Abizaid, our fearless supervisor, is known for his fancy moves—as well as his injuries—on the soccer field. But he doesn’t only play on the field. Alfonso coaches kids aged 7 to 12 when not in the lab or in his office reading paper after paper and writing grant proposal after grant proposal. Perhaps its from his youth kicking a ball around in dingy football-hungry Mexico City. As Alfonso says, “Coaching sports is like coaching for life.” And just as appropriate for the struggling student, “Try your best and have fun!”