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  • Dr. Jessica Santiváñez-Pérez

On Science and Changing Paths: A Conversation with Dr. Jessica Santiváñez-Pérez ['13]



Jessica Santiváñez-Pérez [Class of 2013] is a Peruvian research scientist who graduated from Cambridge in 2017 with a PhD in Clinical Neurosciences. Before coming to Cambridge, she completed a master’s in Integrative Neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh and a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences at Imperial College London. Her family history with breast cancer and skin carcinoma compelled Jessica to become actively involved in cancer research. She then developed an interest in neurodegenerative disorders without known causes and more complicated treatments, which led to her to focus on Parkinson’s disease in her doctoral thesis. After her PhD, Jessica decided to leave academia and pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry. She moved to the Netherlands last year, where she works as Product and Portfolio Strategy Director at GSK, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.


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The views expressed on this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not reflect those of the Editorial Board, the Scholars’ Council, the Gates Cambridge Trust or the University of Cambridge.

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