Julyann Pérez Mayoral, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Division of Cancer Biology
University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, PR.

Email: julyann.perez@upr.edu

Complete list of publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/browse/collection/46382576/?sort=date&direction=ascending

Dr. Julyann Pérez-Mayoral is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the Ponce Health Sciences University with an expertise in cancer genetics. Currently, she works at Dr. Marcia Cruz-Correa’s laboratory in understanding how genetics affect susceptibility to gastrointestinal cancers risk in the Puerto Rican population. Dr. Pérez-Mayoral works on the field of cancer genetics, hereditary cancer and nutrigenetics (gene-environment interactions). Currently, Latinos are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer at later stages and have worse prognosis, when compared to other populations. Furthermore, there is scarce data available on the role of gene-diet interactions in cancer risk in Hispanics. Understanding the factors that lead to the increased mortality of cancer among Latino community will lead us to personalized treatment strategies that could improve their prognosis once diagnosed.