Dr. Marianela Pérez-Torres is Assistant Professor at the School of Pharmacy of the University of Puerto
Rico Medical Sciences Campus.
Dr. Pérez-Torres received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences
Campus. Afterwards, she became a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt
University, in Nashville, TN.
The focus of Dr. Pérez-Torres’ research is to understand the biological principles underlying tumor development and the study of in vitro cancer cell systems to determine the signaling pathways involved in cellular responses to novel cancer therapeutic treatments. Emphasis is given to study the role of neuregulins in
the regulation of the epidermal growth factor receptor gene.