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Research Neuroscientist, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Center for Health Sciences
Xiomara Perez, Ph.D., received a B.S. in chemistry from Temple University and completed her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Pennsylvania State University.
She then started her post-doctoral training at the Parkinson’s Institute under the supervision of Maryka Quik, Ph.D. where she later became a staff scientist. Perez next moved to SRI as a research neuroscientist with Quik.
Perez investigates the effects of dopamine cell loss and chronic nicotine treatment on the dynamics of striatal dopamine neurotransmission. Her main focus is on the role of nicotinic receptors in the control of dopamine release.
Perez has authored or co-authored more than 11 scientific papers.