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Eduardo F. Farias, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Dormancy Biology

Eduardo Farias, Ph.D., has more than 30 years of experience actively studying the mechanisms involved in metastatic dissemination and minimal residual disease in cancer. Over the course of his career, in collaboration with Dr. Julio Aguire-Ghiso, Eduardo studied the mechanisms involved in the regulation of tumor dormancy helping to establish the role of p38α, the unfolded protein response, the retinoic acid signaling pathway and the tumor microenvironment in this process. As a postdoc at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Eduardo expanded his focus to include breast cancer prevention. As a graduate student, the emphasis of his research was on breast cancer progression, including invasion and metastasis and the involvement of proteases in these processes.

Eduardo has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed papers in high-impact journals and one book chapter. He served as a faculty member in the NIH-sponsored Frontiers in Cancer Stem Cells training program aimed to help underrepresented groups in the U.S. and has served as study section reviewer for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).