Dr. Castellanos-Rizaldos has been working as a Senior Scientist in Exosome Diagnostics (Cambridge, Massachusetts) since September 2014. Previously, she served as an Instructor at the Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. She has a background in Microbiology, with focus on development of molecular methods to detect mycobacterial species. Her PhD work has been recognized with the prestigious SYVA award, Johne’s Disease Integrated Program (JDIP) Award and PhD Excellence Award. Her research interests include the development of novel DNA technologies for molecular diagnostics with application in Oncology. Working at the laboratory of Dr. Makrigiorgos she developed new PCR-based techniques such as Temperature-tolerant-COLD-PCR, work recognized with the Young Investigator Award at the Association for Molecular Pathology 2011 Meeting.
Development of novel DNA technologies for molecular diagnostics with application in Oncology; Development of new PCR-based techniques such as Temperature-tolerant-COLD-PCR.