Dr. Elena Hernández-Ramón was born in Mexico where she graduated as an MD from the Benemérita 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 in the University of York. 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 was also an adjunct professor at the Northern Virginia Community College from 2011 to 2014.
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, advising pre-medical fellows and being part of program selection committees, among other duties. She is the past president and OITE liaison of the NIH-SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) chapter. Dr. Hernández-Ramón is currently part of the SOT Career Resource and Development Committee, HOT Past-President and Chair of the HOT Global Outreach Committee.‹ Return