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Claudia Mariana Cortes-Perez

Research Assistant

Claudia Mariana Cortes-Perez is the Research Assistant at Scimar.

She performs animal experiments (in vivo), helping Scimar understand how its research can be applied in people. Similarly, she works with cells derived from different tissues (in vitro) to test glucose intake. Claudia also assists others in the lab with experimental design and implementation. She helps troubleshoot platforms and handles various samples.

Prior to Scimar, Claudia worked around the world — from the University of Nantes in France, to throughout Chile, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the United States — as a research assistant. She brings over 15 years’ experience working at the bench, which has enriched her expertise in manipulating animal, bacteria, and cell cultures; given her hands-on experience with various molecular and cellular techniques; and introduced her to many researchers from diverse backgrounds.

Claudia holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso, and after a two-year thesis completion, she obtained a professional degree in Biochemistry. She also earned a Clinical Research Quality Management certificate from the Quality Management Institute.

After work, you’ll likely find Claudia on a walk (unless it’s -30°C and windy!), listening to a history podcast, reading fiction, curating some peace by tidying and re-organizing her home, or watching a movie — so long as her son isn’t streaming another video about monster trucks.