Daniel Hernandez-Cortes

PhD Candidate

Daniel Hernandez-Cortes

PhD Candidate

Research Advisor:

Anne Cress

Research Topic:

Identification of tumor microenvironment drivers of smooth muscle invasion in prostate cancer

Selected Publications:

Hernandez-Cortes, D., Alvarado-Cruz, I., Solís-Heredia, M. J., & Quintanilla-Vega, B. (2018). Epigenetic modulation of Nrf2 and Ogg1 gene expression in testicular germ cells by methyl parathion exposure. Toxicology and applied pharmacology, 346, 19-27.
Harryman, W. L., Gard, J. M., Pond, K. W., Simpson, S. J., Heppner, L. H., Hernandez-Cortes, D., ... & Cress, A. E. (2017). Targeting the cohesive cluster phenotype in chordoma via β1 integrin increases ionizing radiation efficacy. Neoplasia, 19(11), 919-927.
Martínez-Alfaro, M., Hernández-Cortés, D., Wrobel, K., Cruz-Jiménez, G., Rivera-Leyva, J. C., Piña-Zentella, R. M., & Trejo, A. C. (2012). Effect of melatonin administration on DNA damage and repair responses in lymphocytes of rats subchronically exposed to lead. Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, 742(1-2), 37-42.

Selected Awards/Honors:

National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) Fellowship for Graduate Studies (PhD). University of Arizona Cancer Center, The University of Arizona; Tucson, AZ (September 2017).
Graduate Student Travel Award from the Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (HOT). 54th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT); San Diego, CA (March 2015).

Selected Presentations:

“Modulation of the antioxidant gene Nrf2 and DNA damage repair gene OGG1 expression in germ testicular cells by methyl parathion exposure: an epigenetic mechanism”. 54th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT); San Diego, CA (March 2015).


  • The Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), MS, Toxicology, 2014
  • The University of Guanajuato, BS, Biopharmaceutical Chemistry, 2012
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