Mirna Alicia Pérez

Scientific Programmes

Cancer Cell Biology Programme

Epithelial Cell Biology Group

Biosketch: Mirna Alicia Pérez

Mirna Peréz-Moreno born in Acapulco (Mexico) obtained her PhD degree in Physiology in 1999 from the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV), Mexico City (Mexico). She carried out a short postdoctoral training at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas in Madrid and later at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York (USA).

In 2002 she joined E. Fuchs’ Laboratory at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rockefeller University, New York (USA), as a Postdoctoral Fellow. She was a recipient of the Breast Cancer Research Programme Fellowship of the U.S. Department of Defense.

In May 2008 she joined the BBVA Foundation – CNIO Cancer Cell Biology Programme as Junior Group Leader. Her lines of research focus on the fundamental aspects of skin biology, development and cancer. In particular, her group studies the molecular mechanisms regulated by intercellular adhesion molecules and the contributions of signals arising from the tissue microenvironment in skin physiology and disease.

The BBVA Foundation – CNIO, the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MICINN), and the Association for International Cancer Research-UK (AICR-UK) support the research carried out in her lab.