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A multicultural, versatile, team player, and highly motivated scientist with 9+ years of experience in the biomedical research setting in a wide range of fields. Compelled to contribute and expand my knowledge and skills in the areas of microbiology and immunology research; with emphasis on infectious diseases. My career aspirations rely on aiding in the eradication efforts of prevalent and emerging infectious diseases by studying the biochemical, cellular, genetic, and immunological factors associated to host-pathogen interactions in order to develop novel strategies for unique and effective antimicrobial therapies and vaccines.
I currently work on Dr. Peter Houghton Laboratory at the Greehey Children Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI). Our studies are aimed at understanding mechanisms of cancer initiation in children and using this information to develop more effective and less toxic treatments that will increase the cure rate and improve quality of life for cancer survivors. I am currently focusing my research on fungal metabolite Altertoxin II (ATXII) and its exquisite selectivity in inhibiting Ewing sarcoma cell growth. I am also studying the role of STAT3-GP130 signaling pathway in different pediatric sarcoma cell lines. My research project has been presented in SACNAS National Conference 2018 and 2020.
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