Dr. Martin Mendoza is a Health Program Specialist in the NINDS Office of Clinical Research. Dr. Mendoza earned his BS in biological sciences from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and his PhD (cancer biology) from Johns Hopkins University through a joint program with the NIH. As part of the National Cancer Institute's Pediatric Oncology Branch, Dr. Mendoza's dissertation research focused on characterizing the tumor cell stress response that is hypothesized to affect a cancer cell's ability to metastasize. Dr. Mendoza initially started out at NIH as a high school intern with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) where he created a genetic map for a portion of Human chromosome 7 as part of the Human Genome Project. Following NHGRI, Dr. Mendoza worked as an undergraduate researcher studying telomerase at the National Institute on Aging and also as a post-baccalaureate research fellow studying genome function again with the NHGRI. Between 2003 and 2010, Dr. Mendoza also served as the Program Coordinator for the NIH - Eleanor Roosevelt High School Internship Program, a HHMI-funded precollege internship program that recruits students from groups underrepresented in science.
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