Department of Basic Sciences (Pharmacology)
Ponce Health Sciences University, Ponce, PR.
Complete list of publications: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1-QLg6fU7JuQE/bibliography/48463490/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending
As a translational basic scientist, his research aims to identify gaps in current knowledge, provide solutions to these quandaries and translate them into clinically meaningful holistic approaches designed to diagnose and treat women’s cancer patients. Throughout his studies, Dr. Armaiz has focused his research on studying the biochemical, cellular and molecular mechanisms leading to cancer growth and metastasis. More specifically, he has devoted most of his scientific career to understanding how stress hormones can lead to women’s cancer growth and metastasis. He has collaborated and directed several projects that have incorporated in vitro, in vivo and clinical data into novel contributions to the field of cancer biology, novel therapeutics and neuroendocrine effects on cancer progression. Moreover, as part of his training, Dr. Armaiz has had substantial experience mentoring junior scientists, including supervising daily activities of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Currently, Dr. Armaiz is a junior faculty establishing an independent research program that focuses on the effect of biobehavioral factors on pro-tumoral signaling cascades and its impact on women’s cancer progression.