Natalia Rivera-Torres, Ph.D.

Junior Research Scientist

B.S. University of Puerto Rico
M.S. Delaware State University
Ph.D. University of Delaware

Dr. Natalia Rivera-Torres is a junior research scientist in the Gene Editing Institute and a team leader in clinical development of gene editing for cancer. Natalia is credited with elucidating the mechanism of homology directed repair in human cells in a process known as Single-Strand Template Repair (SSTR) or ExACT, EXcision And Corrective Therapy. Her work has led to a fundamental understanding of how gene repair is carried out in human cells and how this process may vary in a variety of different patient samples. She is the scientific liaison with the clinical development program centered on non-small cell lung carcinoma.