Paloma Valenzuela, Ph.D.

Paloma Valenzuela, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute


Paloma Valenzuela received her PhD degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2019. During her PhD studies, she focused on developing metastatic breast cancer mouse models and implementing different chemotherapeutic regimens to treat metastatic, HER-2 positive breast cancer. Paloma is currently working on determining the role of metabolic reprogramming in the progression of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

Areas of Expertise

1) Cancer biology 2)Translational research 3)Cell and molecular biology