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Eva Perez-Guijarro, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute


Dr. Perez-Guijarro is a research fellow in the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute. She joined Dr. Merlino laboratory in 2016 and her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of melanoma resistance to immunotherapy using genetically engineered mouse models. Dr. Perez-Guijarro obtained her Biology and Biochemistry degrees and her Master in Molecular Biomedicine from the University Autonoma of Madrid (UAM). She received her PhD training at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO) in Dr. Marisol Soengas laboratory where she studied RNA regulators as lineage-specific vulnerabilities for melanoma. Recently, her postdoctoral studies identified gene expression signatures correlated with the clinical benefit of immune checkpoint blockade. Her work continues with the development and characterization of metastatic melanoma mouse models for the discovery of robust biomarkers and new immunotherapeutic targets.