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Natalia Mercer, Ph.D.

Program Director
Division of Cancer Biology (DCB)

Dr. Natalia Mercer manages a portfolio of grants related to tumor-stroma interactions and metabolism, protein post-translational modifications, and glycobiology. As a program director, she also helps support and connect cancer biology researchers across disciplines.  

Along with her DCB responsibilities, she has also acted as the DCB representative to the trans-NCI Extramural Awareness Group (TEAG) and the NIH GlycoBiology Scientific Interest Group.


Research Programs

Dr. Mercer also helps manage NCI cooperative agreement programs and collaborative supplements:



Dr. Mercer studied glycobiology at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), NCI, and at the University of Maryland.

She came to DCB because she wanted to serve the public with her scientific expertise and to continue to foster her love for biochemistry. 



  • Ph.D., Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata
  • Biochemist, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata
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