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Verónica Ramírez Alcántara, PhD

Dr. Ramírez-Alcántara is a Research Assistant Professor at the Mitchell Cancer Institute of the University of South Alabama, at Mobile, AL., USA. As member of the Drug Discovery Research Center, she is developing murine models of cancer to investigate efficacy, toxicity and pharmacokinetics of experimental anti-cancer drugs to select candidates for preclinical development. She is also developing her research on the role of oxidative stress on colon cancer and new proteins involved in cancer cells survival to develop anti-cancer drugs. Dr. Ramírez-Alcántara received her doctorate in Pharmacology from the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional at Mexico in 2006. She received postdoctoral training at the University of Connecticut (School of Pharmacy, 2008–2010), University of Cincinnati (Department of Physiology, 2010–2012), and University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute (Drug Discovery Research Center, 2012–2015). Dr. Ramírez-Alcántara is author/co-author of 6 peer-reviewed articles and has presented her research in international scientific meetings including SOT and AACR. She joined SOT in 2008 and has served to the HOT as Editor-in-Chief of Toxenlaces (2011–2014) and as Secretary (2014–present) of the HOT Executive Committee.

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