Guillermo Flores

About Guillermo Flores

  • Guillermo Flores

    Guillermo Flores

    Undergraduate University: Hope College (B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, minor in Neuroscience). Currently enrolled at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in the M.D.-Ph.D. dual-degree program with VAIGS.
  • Thesis: A mechanistic approach to optimize mithramycin administration for the treatment of Ewing sarcoma
  • Mentor: Patrick Grohar, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Experience: Six years of undergraduate-level research at Hope College on animal models of psychiatric disorders, specifically schizophrenia and major depressive disorder as well as one summer at the University of Michigan studying the disregulation of microRNAs in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.                   
  • Hometown: Holland, MI
  • Hobbies: Broadly interested in translational medicine spanning neuroscience, epigenetics, oncology, embryology and even aerospace medicine.

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Flores G, Everett JH, Boguslawski EA, Oswald BM, Madaj ZB, Beddows I, Dikalov S, Adams M, Klumpp-Thomas CA, Kitchen-Goosen SM, Martin SE, Caplen NJ, Helman LJ, Grohar PJ. 2020. CDK9 blockade exploits context-dependent transcriptional changes to improve activity and limit toxicity of mithramycin for Ewing sarcoma. Mol Cancer Ther.