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Grecia Rivera Palomino

Country of origin: Peru Currently in: United States, North Carolina General field of specialization: Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Academic Background


2015 Undergraduate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

Covid 19: finding the genetic signature of the virus to develop treatments that target genes. Cancer: use of organoids to create a technology that contribute to treat cancer in a customized way depending on each patience. BMP signaling: proliferation and differentiation of stem cells into different cell lineages through different combinations of BMP. Gut microbiome: use of micro organoids to imitates the conditions of the intestine and how it reacts with different pathogenic bacteria during infection. Evaluation of gene expression. Epigenetics: organophosphates, Ebola, Anthrax, MRSA, influenza (RNA libraries and sequencing).

Publications resulting from Research: 

1) Yu, C., Littleton, S., Giroux, N.S., Mathew, R., Ding, S., Kalnitsky, J., Yang, Y., Petzold, E., Chung, H.A., Rivera, G.O., Rotstein, T., Xi, R., Ko, E.R., Tsalik, E.L., Sempowski, G.D., Denny, T.N., Burke, T.W., McClain, M.T., Woods, C.W., Shen, X., Saban, D.R. (2021). Mucosal Associated Invariant T (MAIT) Cell Responses Differ by Sex in COVID-19. Med, 2(6), 755-772. DOI:

2) Nicholas S. Giroux, Shengli Ding, Micah T. McClain, Thomas W. Burke, Elizabeth Petzold, Hong A. Chung, Grecia O. Rivera, Ergang Wang, Rui Xi, Shree Bose, Tomer Rotstein, Bradly P. Nicholson, Tianyi Chen, Ricardo Henao, Gregory D. Sempowski, Thomas N. Denny, Emily R. Ko, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, Bryan D. Kraft, Ephraim L. Tsalik, Christopher W. Woods, Xiling Shen. (2020). Chromatin remodeling in peripheral blood cells reflects COVID-19 symptom severity. Manuscript in revision.

3) Shengli Ding, Grecia O. Rivera(2021). Patient-derived micro-organospheres recapitulate tumor microenvironment and heterogeneity for precision oncology. Manuscript in writing.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
I am a research scholar at Duke University in the Biomedical Engineering Department.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2019 Duke University Symposium on Food Systems, Nutrition and the Microbiome.
2019 Duke University Course: Introduction to DNA Sequencing Technologies.
2015 University of Arkansas 109TH Ozark Annual Conference of Food Processors Association


Cientifico Latino

Presentation given

“BMP Signaling Increases Paneth Cell Lineage Differentiation In Vivo and Reduces E. coli Activity In Vitro”
Duke University
Event: 1ST Annual Symposium on Big Data and Precision Health
“BMP Signaling Increases Paneth Cell Lineage Differentiation In Vivo and Reduces E. coli Activity In Vitro”
North Carolina State University
Event: 7TH Annual Zamorano Symposium in United States
“Determination of the presence of Arcobacter putative virulence genes at different media, temperatures and atmospheric conditions”
University of Arkansas
Event: University of Arkansas: Scientific Poster Competition - Food Science Division

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