Dr. Alvarez is an Associate Professor
in the Division of Gynecological Oncology (Department of Obstetrics
and Gynecology). He has extensive clinical and translational research
experience in the areas of ovarian and cervical cancer and serves
as the principle investigator at UAB for the Gynecological Oncology
Group. He has several funded ovarian cancer gene therapy clinical
trials for which he serves as Principle Investigator or Co-investigator.
He is actively involved in the design, implementation, and analysis
of proposed pre-clinical studies.
Dr. Alvarez is primarily responsible
for overseeing clinical grade vector production, toxicity testing,
acquisition of regulatory body approval, and implementation of
proposed clinical trials.