Mariano Cardenas


I am gay and I am a research support specialist. //

I am a research specialist at the High-Throughput and Spectroscopy Resource Center (HTSRC) at The Rockefeller University. There, I help other researchers design experiments to identify novel treatments for diseases such as HIV, cancer, Alzheimer’s, etc. I am also a board member of the Rockefeller LGBTQ+ organization, called PRISM (for People at Rockefeller Identified as Sexual/Gender Minorities) where I help others find mentors and role models. During my PhD at the University of Buenos Aires, I studied and characterized the mechanism of action of natural compounds and synthetic derivatives as antitumor agents in different cancer models. Then, I moved to Weill Cornell Medicine as a postdoctoral researcher. There, I validated different proteins as druggable targets for oncology and identified different small-molecule inhibitors to treat lymphomas and other types of cancers.