Pablo E. Vivas-Mejia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry
School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR &
Investigator, Division of Cancer Biology, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, PR.


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Dr. Pablo E. Vivas-Mejia is an associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus. Dr. Vivas-Mejia’s research is focused on cancer. Specifically, his research program works to reveal the mechanisms through which cancer cells become resistant to chemotherapy, and additionally designs and test interference RNA-based therapies for advanced cancers that are resistant to current chemotherapy regimens. Dr. Vivas-Mejia has expertise in the use of nanoparticles for drug delivery. Over his career Dr. Vivas-Mejia has developed cancer-focused cellular and molecular biology expertise as well as experience with the use of cancer mouse models for therapeutic purposes. His laboratory uses several biochemical and molecular approaches, and cutting edge technologies to identify and targeting cancer promoting signaling molecules. Dr. Vivas-Mejia research team include postdoctoral fellows, graduate, undergraduate, medical students, residents, and high school students. Dr. Vivas-Mejia’s teaching philosophy is to provide students with the necessary tools to understand the major concepts in biochemistry and cancer biology.

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(Updated Feb 13, 2023)