Adey & Sears Labs
Dr. Juarez was born in Monterrey, Mexico and grew up in Brownsville, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas where she researched protozoan iron acquisition as an alternative mechanism for treatment of drug resistant strains. She moved to Portland for her graduate studies in the Fall of 2011, and joined the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics. She completed her PhD in the Summer of 2016, where she investigated the roles of chromatin remodeling in DNA damage repair and response with Dr. Amanda McCullough. She joined the Adey and Sears Lab in 2017 for her post-doctoral work. Dr. Juarez will be using single cell sequencing approaches to investigate complex epigenetic processes that may be contributing to pancreatic cancer initiation, progression, and drug resistance.