Dr. Perez is an Infectious Disease physician with a clinical fellowship in HIV/AIDS and a PhD in HIV-Immunology from Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. They worked as a clinician-researcher at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición "Salvador Zubirán" in Mexico City for 10 years where they established several collaborations both nationally and internationally. Their main interest is translational research on infectious immune-pathogenesis, mainly HIV, as well as clinical trials. Since the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic they’ve participated in randomized clinical trials investigating new antivirals and monoclonal antibody therapies to treat COVID. Their aim is to pursue these clinical trials as well as translational research strengthening the collaboration between Canada and Mexico. They have always been interested in academics, teaching undergrad and postgrad students as well as residents.