|Institution||Spanish National Cancer Research Center|
Paulina Gómez is a postdoctoral fellow in the Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Group leaded by Dr. Núria Malats at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid, Spain.
She obtained her bachelor Degree in Environmental Biotechnology from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico, in 2005. That same year she was awarded the “Maestro Leonardo Oliva” award for the best Biology thesis from the Cámara Nacional de Comercio de Guadalajara.
In 2006, she moved to the University of Arizona, U.S., to pursue her doctoral studies in genetic and non-genetic determinants of human interindividual variability in arsenic metabolism. Her doctoral studies were supported by a scholarship of the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT).
After earning her PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 2011, she joined Dr. Malats’ group. She is currently working with the PanGen-EU case-control study of pancreatic cancer in which she implements state-of-the-art statistical and bioinformatics tools to integrate epidemiological and biological data in order to assess and better characterize pancreatic cancer risk.
Her research interests include the individual and joint effect of inflammation, comorbidities, and microbiome on pancreatic cancer.