Germán L. Vélez Reyes

Germán Vélez Reyes


Entering Class:


University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Interdisciplinary Studies in Natural Sciences major, Political Science minor 
B.S., 2011

MSTP Student Governance:

  • Student Advisory Committee 2014-2016

Thesis Advisor: David Largaespada, Ph.D.

Thesis Research

A multi-organ approach to the role of RSPO2 in carcinogenesis.


For work prior to entering the U of MN MSTP:

Rivera-Peña B, Ruíz-Fullana FJ, Vélez-Reyes GL, Rodriguez-Benitez RJ, Marcos-Martínez MJ, Trinidad-Pinedo J, Báez A. HPV-16 infection modifies overall survival of Puerto Rican HNSCC patients. Infect Agent Cancer. 2016 Aug 24;11(1):47. PMCID: PMC4995614

Danahay H, Pessotti AD, Coote J, Montgomery BE, Xia D, Wilson A, Yang H, Wang Z, Bevan L, Thomas C, Petit S, London A, LeMotte P, Doelemeyer A, Vélez-Reyes GL, Bernasconi P, Fryer CJ, Edwards M, Capodieci P, Chen A, Hild M, Jaffe AB. Notch2 is required for inflammatory cytokine-driven goblet cell metaplasia in the lung. Cell Rep. 2015 Jan 13;10(2):239-52.