Pluripotent Germ Cells factor, Pediatric Germ Cell tumor biology, preclinical drug screening. Pediatric AML tumors.
I have the privilege of conducting research at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, where I am developing targeted therapeutics for intracranial germ cell tumors. I have taken advantage of the resources available through the Smash Childhood Cancer (SCC) consortium and worked with the biologists and chemists to define the 3D structure of the identified therapeutic targets for germ cell tumors and subsequently performed in silico screening of libraries of chemical structures through IBM’s World Community Grid. With my research proposal, I aim to contribute to the team through in vitro and in vivo validation studies of the previously identified candidate compounds. Upon my completion of my research project on germ cell tumor, my goal is to continue to expand my investigation into other pediatric cancers that have high morbidity and mortality such as Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.
01/2003 - 12/2010 Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Facultad de Medicina, Colombia.
Post Graduate Training
07/2019 - Present Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellow, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, CT
affiliated with University of Connecticut.
07/2017 - 06/2019 Pediatrics Resident, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY Affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.
07/2016 - 06/2017 Pediatrics Intern, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY Affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.
08/2012 - 01/2013 SURA EPS y Medicina Prepagada Suramericana S.A., Colombia, General Physician
07/2011 - 07/2012 Colombian Air Force, Colombia, General Physician.