I obtained my M.D. degree and Anatomic Pathology board certification at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. I am also certified by the European Board of Pathology. I was trained in oncologic surgical pathology during a 3-year fellowship under the direction of Dr. Juan Rosai (Istituto Tumori Milan, Italy). I was postdoc visiting fellow and research fellow at the Lab of Pathology at the National Cancer Institute, NIH, and research scientist at the MD Anderson Cancer Center (Dr. Ignacio Wistuba's lab). From 2013, I was Assistant Professor and Director of the IHC & Digital Pathology Lab at the Department of Translational Molecular Pathology, MD Anderson. In August 2017, I joined Medimmune/AstraZeneca as Senior Pathologist.
I have contributed to over 140 peer-reviewed publications including journals such as Lancet Oncology, Nature, PNAS and pathology journals, a patent application, and several abstracts and presentations at diverse meetings including USCAP, AACR and WCLC/IASLC.
My experience includes human pathology, surgical pathology, laser capture microdissection, immunohistochemistry, multiplex immunofluorescence using Vectra/Polaris, validation of biomarkers in tissue specimens, and more recently, immuno-oncology from the pathology perspective.