Journal of Cancer Science and Clinical Oncology

Editorial Board Member - JCS

Rodrigo Fernandez Valdivia

Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
United States

Dr. Rodrigo Fernandez- Valdivia graduated from Universidad Nacional de San Agustín (Arequipa, Peru) and he earned his Doctoral degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. He was a graduate fellow from the Inter- University Council of the Belgium’s Francophone Community, the FISS program in Spain, and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Texas-Houston.

Dr. Fernandez- Valdivia’s contributions include the deciphering of the progesterone-regulated mammary gland transcriptome, the identification of ID4 and RANKL as direct progesterone receptor targets in the breast, the demonstration of the proliferative and carcinogenic properties of RANKL, the discovering Rumi—the sole enzyme capable of adding glucose molecules to proteins in mammals—and its regulatory role in Notch signaling pathway, and the generation of several genetically-engineered animal models to study breast development and tumorigenesis. Furthermore, he has developed the innovative transgenic and genetic engineering technologies with direct clinical impact. His work has been widely recognized, and he has been selected recipient of merit Awards from several scientific societies, scientific journals, biotechnological companies, the American Cancer Society, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), and the NIH.

Dr. Fernandez-Valdivia is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and a Scientific Member of the Tumor & Microenvironment Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. He is currently using his expertise in genetic engineering and mouse genetics to identify pharmacologically targetable pathways to treat breast cancer. His research program focuses on the role of O-linked glucose on the regulation of Notch signaling in breast development and carcinogenesis, with particular emphasis in mammary gland stem cells.

  • Breast cancer
  • Mammary gland development
  • Notch signaling
  • Steroid hormone signaling

Other Editorial Board Members - JCS

Anthony Joseph Berdis

Assistant Professor
Departments of Chemistry and Biology
Cleveland State University
United States

Markus Müschen

Department of Laboratory Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
United States

Huafeng Zhang

School of Life Science
University of Science & Technology of China

Dagmara McGuinness

Research Associate
College of Medical
Veterinary & Life Sciences
Institute of Cancer Sciences
Western Infirmary Glasgow

Michael Gibson

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
United States

Chunying Li

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
United States


Assistant Professor
Department of Bio-Sciences
Mangalore University

Ken-ichi Mukaisho

Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
Division of Molecular Diagnostic Pathology
Shiga University of Medical Science

Peter Parker

London Research Institute
United Kingdom

Rajkumar Vajpeyi

Assistant Professor
Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
University of Toronto
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