Luiz F. Penalva, PhD
Associate Professor of Cellular & Structural Biology
Luiz O. F. Penalva, PhD, joined the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute in July of 2004 with major faculty responsibilities as a Principal Investigator in Molecular Oncogenesis, Founding Member of the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology. Dr. Penalva attended the University of São Paulo, Brazil and received his Ph.D. from the University of Madrid (UAM), Spain. His post-doctoral work was completed at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany and Duke University in Durham, N.C.
Dr. Penalva has been honored with fellowships by the Ministry and Science and Education in Spain, the European Molecular Biology Organization, and the Raychem/Rogers/Morrish Fellowship at Duke University.
His laboratory work at the GCCRI focuses on functional genomics and post-transcriptional regulation.
Dr. Penalva was recently profiled in International Innovation, regarding an article on "Tumorigenesis and post transcriptional regulation."