Alex Perez, PhD, MD

CA3 Resident
What I do: 

Medical School:
Weill Cornell Medical College

Los Angeles, CA

Hobbies and Interests
Research, Running, Cooking, Trauma


Jim G Castellanos*, Alexendar Perez*, Richard Perez, "Anesthesiologists as Translational Scientists", (In Revision), 2019

Jill Moore1*, Michael J. Purcaro1*, Henry E. Pratt1*, Charles B. Epstein2*, Noam Shoresh2*, Jessika Adrian3*, Trupti Kawli3*, Carrie A. Davis4*, Alexander Dobin4*, Rajinder Kaul5*, Jessica Halow5*, Eric L. Van Nostrand6*, Peter Freese7*, David U. Gorkin8*, Yupeng He9*, Mark Mackiewicz10*, Jack Huey, Xiao-Ou Zhang, Diane E Dickel, Xintao Wei, Xiaofeng Wang, Juan Carlos Rivera-Mulia, Joel Rozowsky, Axel Visel, Gene Yeo, Chris Berge, Eric Lecuyer, David Gilbert, Job Dekker, Ali Mortazavi, John Rinn, Eric Mendenhall, Joe Ecker, Manolis Kellis, Robert Klein, William Noble, Job Dekker, Anshul Kundaje, Roderic Guigo, The ENCODE Consortium#,

J. Michael Cherry11†, Richard M. Myers10†, Bing Ren12†, Brenton R. Graveley13†, John A. Stamatoyannopoulos5,14†, Mark B. Gerstein15†, Len A. Pennacchio16,17,18†, Thomas Gingeras4†, Michael P. Snyder3†, Bradley E. Bernstein19†, Barbara Wold20†, Ross C. Hardison21†, Zhiping Weng, ENCODE Phase III: Building an Encyclopedia of candidate cis-Regulatory Elements for Human and Mouse (In Revision) [#computational algorithm developer]

Coryandar Gilvary, Neel S. Madhukar, Kaitlyn Gayvert, Alexendar Perez, Christina S. Leslie, Gaurav Pandey, Olivier Elemento “A machine learning approach to characterizing and predicting platform specific essential genes in cancer” (In Review)

Jim G. Castellanos, Viola Woo, Monica Viladomiu, Alexendar R. Perez, Gregory Putzel, Gretchen Diehl, David Withers, Stephan R. Targan, David Q. Shih, Ellen J. Scherl, Randy S. Longman. TL1A is a central regulator of group 3 innate lymphoid cell function in tissue homeostasis. Immunity, 2018,

Perez RK, Kang R, Chen R, Castellanos JG, Milewski AR, Perez AR*. (2018) Computational Oncology. J Oncopathol Clin Res. Vol. 2 No.1: 3. [*corresponding author]

Perez RK, Chen R, Kang R, Perez AR* (2018) Advent of CRISPR Based Immunotherapy in Hematologic Malignancies. J Oncopathol Clin Res Vol. 2 No.1: 2 [*corresponding author]

Alexendar R. Perez*, Yuri Pritykin*, Joana De Campos Alves Vidigal*, Sagar Chhangawala, Lee Zamparo, Christina Leslie, Andrea Ventura “Computational Package to Create Customized CRISPR sgRNA Databases.“ Nature Biotechnology, March 6, 2017, doi: 10.1038/nbt.3804

Alexendar R. Perez*, Lusha W. Liang*, Nicolas A. Cangemi, Robert J Young, Makker Vikky. “Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis with embolic cerebral vascular accidents in a patient with advanced, recurrent clear cell carcinoma of the ovary: A case report” Gynecologic Oncology Reports, 2016, Volume 16, April 2016, Pages 25-27

James Taggart*, Tzu-Chieh Ho*, Elianna Amin*, Haiming Xu*, Trevor Barlowe, Alexendar R. Perez, Benjamin Durham, Rachel Okabe, Patrick Tivnan, Arthur Chow, LY Vu, Sun-Mi Park, Camila Prieto, Christopher Famulare, Christopher Lengner, Minal Patel, Amit Verma, Gail Roboz, Monica Guzman, Virginia Klimek, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Christina Leslie, Stephen Nimer, and Michael Kharas. "MSI2 is required for maintaining activated myelodysplastic syndrome stem cells" Nature Communications, 2016, Feb22:7:10739. Doi: 10.1038/ncomms10739

*Perez Alexendar, *Liang Lusha, Cangemi Nicolas, Makker Vikky. “An assessment of prognostic factors, adjuvant treatment and outcomes of stage IA polyp-limited versus endometrium-limited type II endometrial carcinoma” International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer, 2016, Mar;26(3):497-504. Doi: 10.1097/IGC.0000000000000635

Furman, RR*, S Cheng*, P Lu*, M Setty, AR Perez, A Guo, J Racchumi, G Xu, H Wu, J Ma, SM Steggerda, M Coleman, C Leslie, and YL Wang. "Ibrutinib Resistance in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia." The New England Journal of Medicine. 370.24 (2014): 2352-4. Print.

Davidson N, Lehmann K-V, Kahles A, Perez A, Rätsch G (December 13, 2014) Integrative analysis of transcriptome variation in uterine carcinosarcoma and comparison to sarcoma and endometrial carcinoma. bioRxivorg, 10.1101/012708.


I am a physician-scientist situated at the intersection of computational science, anesthesiology, and network medicine. My specific research interest lies in interrogating the effects of anesthetic agents on the regulation of genomic expression networks in both physiologic and disease states.

Honors and Awards: 
Mark A. Rosen Award, UCSF, 2023
Alan Van Poznak Award for Excellence in Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2019
Forbes 30 Under 30 --Science, Forbes Magazine, 2018
Jonathan Epstein Scholar, Interurban Clinical Club, 2018