Veronica Castro AceitunoCountry of origin: Guatemala Currently in: United States, Monrovia, CA General field of specialization: Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Degrees2018 Doctorate Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Current Research Activities
Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
My current research is focused on understanding tumor environment and the different adaptive mechanisms (such as macropinocytosis and caveolae-mediated endocytosis) that lead to treatment resistance (Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy). As a personal research interest, in addition to my current research, is to learn more about the potential of immunotherapy for the treatment of solid tumors and prevention of cancer cachexia.
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:Research
Other AwardsMay 2019Academic Balanced Development grant (Research Fellow & Creative Challenge Research)Awarded with the Academic Balanced Development grant (Research Fellow & Creative Challenge Research) from the National Research Foundation of South Korea to conduct my research project at Ilsong Institute of Life Science, Hallym University. Project “Mechanism of activation by tetramerization and identification of physiological function of Drosophila p53 isoforms".