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 (Utrecht, the Netherlands). I was trained in oncologic surgical pathology during a 3-year fellowship under the direction of Dr. Juan Rosai (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 (Ignacio Wistuba 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 as Senior Pathologist.
I have contributed to over 124 peer-reviewed publications including journals such as Lancet Oncology, Nature, PNAS and pathology journals (link to my NCBI bibliography below), a patent application, and several abstracts and presentations at diverse meetings including USCAP, AACR and WCLC/IASLC.
My experience includes human pathology, oncologic pathology, lung cancer, basic mouse model and PDX histopathology, laser capture microdissection, immunohistochemistry, RNAscope, multiplex immunofluorescence using PerkinElmer Vectra/Polaris, validation of biomarkers in tissue specimens, and more recently, immuno-oncology from the pathology perspective.
My pubblications at My NCBI:
Background image: Multispectral (Vectra) image of a lung carcinoma immunolabeled with a multiplex IF panel (Laboratory of Pathology, MedImmune, Dec 2017)