Biography

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. As a neuropathologist, I am interested in the biology, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors.  As a molecular pathologist, I have the necessary skills to develop and implement clinical molecular diagnostic assays.  My research interests involve the combination of histology and genomics to study the pathogenesis of brain tumors, identify clinically useful biomarkers, translate genomic discoveries into clinical diagnostic assays and develop targeted therapies.

 

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Texas Medical License
  • American Board of Pathology Certification in Anatomic Pathology
  • American Board of Pathology Certification in Molecular Genetic Pathology
  • American Board of Pathology Certification in Neuropathology

Education

B.S. in Biology
University of Puerto Rico, Mayguez, PR
Ph.D. in Genetics/Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee
Postdoctoral in Neuroscience
UPR, San Juan, Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
M.D. in Medicine
UPR School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Residency in Anatomic Pathology
NIH/NCI, Bethesda, MD
Fellowship in Molecular Pathology
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Fellowship in Neuropathology
Houston Methodist Hospital/MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

As a neuropathologist, I am interested in the biology, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors.  As a molecular pathologist, I have the necessary skills to develop and implement clinical molecular diagnostic assays.


Research Interests

My research interests involve the combination of histology and genomics to study the pathogenesis of brain tumors, identify clinically useful biomarkers, translate genomic discoveries into clinical diagnostic assays and develop targeted therapies.

Publications

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Honors and Awards

  • 2000 MARC U-STAR Program
  • 2002- T32 NS07491, Training Program in Ion Channel and Transporter Biology
  • 2010- Haxhiu-N.E.U.R.O.N (New, Exciting, Unique Research on Neuroscience) Award, NINDs