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University of Colorado Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Francesca Alvarez-Calderon

M.D./Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Immunology and Medical Scientist Training Program



Lima, Peru



Florida International University
B.S. Chemistry and Biochemistry (2005)

Florida International University
M.S. Chemistry and Biochemistry (2007)


My research focuses on developing combination therapies for the treatment of leukemia. My project has two components: understand the aberrant metabolism in Bcr-Abl+ leukemic cells and take advantage of these differences to develop combination therapies. I am currently working on mitochondrial inhibitors to eliminate leukemic cells in vitro and in vivo.


Link to Francesca's Publications