PGC researchers attend annual Human Genetics Meeting

Mr. Garrido and Ms. Alcantara shared the preliminary findings of the two Philippine Genome Center’s projects, “Mutational analysis of KRAS, NRAS, PIK3CA, BRAF, and PTEN genes in Filipino Colorectal Cancer Patients,” and “Detection and Functionalization of KRAS, NRAS, PIK3CA, BRAF, and PTEN Gene Mutations in Filipino Colorectal Cancer Patients,” through poster presentations.

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Reynaldo L. Garcia, PhD

PhD Molecular Biology, Australian National University, AUSTRALIA
MPhil Bioscience Enterprise, University of Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University College London, UK
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine, Ohio, USA

Areas of Current Research: lncRNAs and microRNAs in cancer, Functional characterization of novel mutations in the EGFR pathway among colorectal cancer patients, Tumor-released exosome diagnostics

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Edsel Maurice Salvana, MD

MD, University of the Philippines College of Medicine; Internal Medicine Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA; Infectious Diseases Fellowship, focus on International Infectious Diseases, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA; Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Case Western Reserve University

Areas of Current Research: Molecular Epidemiology of HIV, Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts, Global Health