Julio Cárdenas-Rodríguez is a Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Radiology at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. He was born and raised in Mexico City, México. He moved to the U.S. in 2007 to pursue a PhD after working several years performing research in the private sector at Merck & Co. He joined the University of Arizona as a Research Professor in October of 2013. Dr. Cárdenas's research is aimed at creating new tools to diagnose and treat cancer.