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Grecia Rivera Palomino

Country of origin: Peru Currently in: United States, North Carolina General field of specialization: Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Academic Background


2015 Undergraduate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

Covid 19: finding the genetic signature of the virus to develop treatments that target genes. Cancer: use of organoids to create a technology that contributes to treating cancer in a customized way depending on each patient. BMP signaling: proliferation and differentiation of stem cells into different cell lineages through different combinations of BMP. Gut microbiome: use of micro organoids to imitate the conditions of the intestine and how it reacts with different pathogenic bacteria during infection. Evaluation of gene expression. Epigenetics: organophosphates, Ebola, Anthrax, MRSA, influenza (RNA libraries and sequencing).

Publications resulting from Research: 

1) Shree Bose, Qiang Huang, Yunhan Ma, Lihua Wang, Grecia O. Rivera, Yunxin Ouyang, Regina Whitaker, Rebecca A. Gibson, Christopher D. Kontos, Andrew Berchuck, Rebecca Previs, Xiling Shen. "G6PD Inhibition Sensitizes Ovarian Cancer Cells to Oxidative Stress in the Metastatic Omental Microenvironment." Cell Reports (2022).

2) Shengli Ding, Carolyn Hsu, Zhaohui Wang, Naveen R. Natesh, Rosemary Millen, Marcos Negrete, Nicholas Giroux, Grecia O. Rivera, Anders Dohlman, "Patient-derived micro-organospheres enable clinical precision oncology." Cell Stem Cell (2022). 29, 1-13.

3) Shengli Ding, Zhaohui Wang, Marcos Negrete Obando, Grecia O. Rivera, Tomer Rotstein, Ian Williamson, Shiaowen David Hsu, Xiling Shen. "Patient-derived micro-organospheres recapitulate tumor microenvironment and heterogeneity for precision oncology." Journal of Clinical Oncology (2021). doi:10.1200/JCO.2021.39.15_suppl.3076

4) Chen Yu, Sejiro Littleton, Nicholas S. Giroux, Rose Mathew, Shengli Ding, Joan Kalnitsky, Yuchen Yang, Elizabeth Petzold, Hong A. Chung, Grecia O. Rivera, Tomer Rotstein, et. al. "Mucosal Associated Invariant T (MAIT) Cell Responses Differ by Sex in COVID-19." Med (2021).

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
I am an Associate in Research in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Duke University

Workshop and Conference Attended

2019 Duke University Symposium on Food Systems, Nutrition and the Microbiome.
2019 Duke University Course: Introduction to DNA Sequencing Technologies.
2015 University of Arkansas 109th Ozark Annual Conference of Food Processors Association
2021 McGuill University International Dementia Conference Series: Prions, Prions, Prions! by Stanley Prusiner M.D. (Physiology or Medicine Nobel Prize Winner 1997)
2021 Duke University MEDx Distinguish Lecture – CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity by Jennifer Doudna, Ph. D. (Chemistry Nobel Prize Winner 2020)
2021 Duke University Fundamentals of Mass Spectrometry for Proteomics and Metabolomics


Cientifico Latino

Presentation given

“BMP Signaling Increases Paneth Cell Lineage Differentiation In Vivo and Reduces E. coli Activity In Vitro”
Duke University
Event: 1ST Annual Symposium on Big Data and Precision Health
“BMP Signaling Increases Paneth Cell Lineage Differentiation In Vivo and Reduces E. coli Activity In Vitro”
North Carolina State University
Event: 7th Annual Zamorano Symposium in United States
“Determination of the presence of Arcobacter putative virulence genes at different media, temperatures and atmospheric conditions”
University of Arkansas
Event: University of Arkansas: Scientific Poster Competition - Food Science Division

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