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Dr. Claudia Andreu-vieyra

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow
USC Norris Cancer Center

Brief Biography:

I have over 15 years of research experience in ovarian and uterine function and dysfunction and in its control by hormones in different model systems. I have been trained in different aspects of cellular and molecular endocrinology, gene targeting, functional genomics, epigenomics and bioinformatics. I began my career as a research scientist in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I obtained my B.Sci. and M.Sci. degrees in animal physiology. Upon graduation, I undertook a M. Phil. degree in Developmental Biology at the University of Manchester, UK, under the supervision of Dr. Susan Kimber and Dr. John Aplin. I then moved to Canada, where I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology at the University of Calgary, Dept. of Biological Sciences, under the supervision of Dr. Hamid Habibi. In 2003 I began my training as a postdoctoral fellow in functional genomics of the reproductive tract under the supervision of Martin Matzuk at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. In 2009 I was recruited by Dr. Peter Jones, one of the world’s leaders in cancer epigenetics, as a senior postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California Norris Cancer. Since joining the Cancer Center, I have explored the role of epigenetics in the regulation of the expression of hormone-responsive genes and the role of the chromatin remodeler ARID1A in the pathogenesis of ovarian clear cell carcinoma. Recently, I have become interested in effective scientific communication, and, as part of a continuing education program, I am currently pursuing a certificate in Essential Writing Skills from AMWA. As I continue my quest to becoming an independent investigator, I am looking forward to integrating the various aspects of my training into projects with translational potential.


Academic positions:

1995-1997 Research Assistant. Institute of Biology & Experimental Medicine, Argentina. Advisor: Marta Tesone, Ph.D. 1997-1999 M.Phil. student. Dept. of Biological Sciences, Univ. of Manchester, UK. Advisor: Susan J. Kimber, Ph.D. 1999-2003 Ph.D. student. Dept. of Biological Sciences, Univ. of Calgary, Canada. Advisor: Hamid R. Habibi, Ph.D. 2003-2004 Postdoctoral Fellow. Dept. of Biochemistry, Univ. of Texas-Houston. Advisor: Rodney Kellems, Ph.D. 2004-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow. Dept. of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine. Advisor: Martin Matzuk, MD, Ph.D. 2009- present Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, USC Norris Cancer Center, Advisor, Peter Jones, PhD


Research interests:

Epigenetics and genetics of the reproductive tract; aberrant genetic and epigenetic changes in cancer; hormone action and transcriptional activity


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

I believe that the idea behind WebmedCentral is a much needed breath of fresh air for the Science publishing industry. As a published author and scientific reviewer, I can certainly appreciate not only the empowerment that this model provides but also the responsabilities and obligations associated with it.