Dr. Elena Hernández-Ramón was born in Mexico where she graduated as an MD from the Benémerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. After that, she obtained a Master's degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology in CINVESTAV (Mexico City). She moved to England where she earned her PhD working on the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer. Dr. Hernández-Ramón worked as a Research Associate in the Hospital General de México for two years and then started a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she worked on the carcinogenic effects of tamoxifen. She has also been an adjunct professor at the Northern Virginia Community College since 2011.
Dr. Hernández-Ramón is currently a scientific program manager at the Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) at NIH, and her work involves working on mentoring programs, and participating in various selection committees, among other duties. She is was a co-founder and past president of the NIH-SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) chapter and the current president of the Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists during the period 2016–2017.‹ Return