Ivette J. Suárez Arroyo

Research Assistant Professor  
Ph.D., 2016, Universidad Central del Caribe
ORCID ID# 0000-0002-5252-9227
Academic Department(s)

Research Area
Breast Cancer

Research Interest
Breast cancer development, metastasis, and cancer biomarker discovery

The EGFR is overexpressed and hyperactivated in many cancers. Expression of EGFR is seen in 15–45% of breast cancer. Itsactivation results in cell proliferation, survival, angiogenesis, invasion, and metastasis. Dr. Suárez-Arroyo’s research focuses in to investigates the role of EGFR in driving breast cancer with an emphasis in the endocytosis related protein, SCAMP3, to modulate EGFR trafficking. The project goal is the identification of novel specific molecular targets to improve the diagnosis, development of specific therapies and to improve the prognosis of breast cancer.

Contact Information
Universidad Central del Caribe
P.O. Box 60327
Bayamón, PR 00960-6032

Tel.: (787) 798-3001 x2155
e-mail: ivette.suarez@uccaribe.edu