UROP Faculty Profile - Gerardo Paez
Dr. Gerardo Paez joined the University of Michigan-Flint as an Assistant Professor of Biology in 2008. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Science Education and both a Master's degree and a Ph.D. in Genetics.
Gerardo's research interests include: RAS/MAPKinase signal transduction pathways in the Drosophila melanogaster developing eye. Understanding the association of RAS/MAPK pathway with Adensine Deaminase ( an ezyme whose deficiency produces severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) in humans, P53 (tumor suppressor protein) whose mutations remains the most common genetic change identified in human neoplasia, and P38 (mitogen activated protein kinase, associated to development and human cancer) may contribute to understand both the causes of s well as to develop means of intervention for these diseases.