Dr. Perez is an Infectious Disease physician; he completed a clinical fellowship in HIV/AIDS and a PhD in HIV-Immunology at Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. He worked as a clinician-researcher at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición "Salvador Zubirán" in Mexico City for 10 years where he established several collaborations both nationally and internationally. His main interest is translational research on infectious immune-pathogenesis, mainly HIV, as well as clinical trials. In Mexico he lead an observational Acute HIV Cohort and he plans to pursue HIV cure clinical trials as well as translational research strengthening the collaboration between Canada and Mexico. He has always been interested in academics, teaching undergrad and postgrad students as well as residents.