Daniel Pelaez, Ph.D.
- Research Assistant Professor
- Scientific Director, Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Orbital Vision Research Cent
Dr. Pelaez is interested in the developmental of targeted therapeutics for tumors that affect the visual system. By studying the molecular determinants that drive tumor initiation, progression, or resistance to treatment, the Pelaez laboratory develops novel therapeutic approaches as first-line, or adjuvant treatment for the management of these lethal tumors. Another major interest of the Pelaez lab is the understanding the biology of developmental tumors of the central nervous system, and the cellular lineages that most susceptible to initiate cancer formation. Using organic models and transgenic animals, Dr. Pelaez models developmental neuroepithelial tumors and examines their biology in high temporospatial and cellular resolution.