Ruben R. Gonzalez-Perez, Ph.D. 


Microbiology, Biochemistry & Immunology

Location: Hugh Gloster Bldg, Suite 332
Phone: 404-752-1179


Institut National des Sciences Appliquées and University of Havana
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Enzymology & Microbiology  

University of Havana
Degree: Pharmaceutical Biochemistry

Research Interests

Cancer Biology

Drug Discovery

Reproductive Immunology


Newman G, Gonzalez-Perez RR*. Leptin-cytokine crosstalk in breast cancer. Mol Cell. Endocrinol. Invited-Review. Mol Cell Endocrinol, 2014; 382(1): 570-82; PMID: 23562747; PMC3844060.

Battle M, Gillespie C, Quarshie A, Lanier V, Torroella-Kouri M, Gonzalez-Perez RR*. Obesity induced leptin-Notch signaling axis in breast cancer. Int J Cancer, 2014, 134: 1606-16-16doi: 10.1002/ijc.28496.

Gonzalez-Perez RR*, Lanier V, Newman G. Leptin’s pro-angiogenic signature in breast cancer. Cancers 2013, 5, 1140-1162.

Colbert L, Wilson K, Wan Z, Liu Y, Oprea-Ilies G, GillespieG,Dickson Toi,Newman G, Gonzalez-Perez RR*.  NILCO biomarkers in breast cancer from Chinese patients. BMC Cancer. 2014, 14:249.

Gillespie C, Quarshie A, Penichet M, Gonzalez-Perez RR*. Potential Role of Leptin Signaling in DMBA-induced Mammary Tumors by Non-Responsive C57BL/6J Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet. J Carcinogene Mutagene 2012, 3 (2): 132.

Guo S, Liu M, Wang G, Torroella-Kouri M, Gonzalez-Perez RR*. Oncogenic role and therapeutic target of leptin signaling in breast cancer and cancer stem cells.  Biochim Biophys Acta 2012; 1825 (2):207-222. 

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Honors and Awards

2014: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

2014: CVRI-MSM Res. Proposals.

2014: UAB/MSM/Tuskegee-U54 Cancer Res. Proposals

2013: Fundazione Cariplo, Biomedicine Call 2013, Italy

2013 & 2012: CDMPR-Breast Cancer Res Program Cancer Biology-I. 

2011: WCRF (World Cancer Res Foundation) International Regular Grant Program