Julio Pimentel

Julio Pimentel
4th Year 

Dissertation Mentor: Gen Sheng Wu, Ph.D.

Research Focus:

Targeting TRAIL Resistance in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Grants, Awards, Scholarships:
Congratulations Julio Pimentel - For being honored in the class of 2021 as a 40 Under 40 in Cancer Research
2021 Cancer Biology doctoral student wins second National Latino Leader Award
2021 Wayne State University Board of Governor's Recognition - Profiles in Warrior Strong highlight Warrior successes during the pandemic
2021 Article on Being a First-Generation Hispanic/Latino Ph.D. Student – Karmanos Cancer Institute
2020 Recognized as a Latino Academic/Professional That's Shaping the World Today, Latino Community Stage
2020 Invited Guest Speaker, FocuSStem Next Generation, Karmanos Cancer Institute
2020 SACNAS - National Diversity in STEM Conference conducted by the Society of Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in the Sciences Oral Presentation - Virtual Conference
2019 Interview on Translational Cancer Research, Harvard Medical School
2019 Karmanos Cancer Institute Junior Faculty Research/Retreat 1st Place - Poster Presentation
2018-2019 Cancer Biology Director's Award
2018-2022 Dean's Diversity Fellowship, Wayne State University

2020-2021 Cancer Biology Graduate Program Student Representative
2020-Present Cancer Biology Graduate Program Social Media Manager
2020-Present Society of Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in the Sciences, Member
2019-Present CB Curriculum Committee Member
2019-Prese CB Recruitment Committee Chair
2019-Present CB Learning Committee Member
2019-Present National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Member
2018-Present American Association for Cancer Research Member
2017-Present American Society of Clinical Oncology Member


Mohammed Hafiz Uddin*, Julio M. Pimentel*, Madhumita Chatterjee, Joshu E. Allen, Zhengping Zhuang & Gen Sheng Wu. Targeting PP2A inhibits the growth of triple-negative breast cancer cells, Cell Cycle 2020;19:592-600. 


M.S. in Clinical Research & Translational Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
B.S. Biological Sciences, Concentration in Molecular Biology, California State University Stanislaus

Hometown: Delhi, California