Omar Lopez, PhD

Regulatory Affairs Scientist

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Omar Lopez, Ph.D. is a Regulatory Affairs Scientist in the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Quality (ORAQ) within the Duke University School of Medicine. In this role, he is responsible for providing support and guidance to investigators and regulatory study coordinators regarding the regulatory requirements relevant to their research study activities. He also performs a variety of extended services including regulatory education, regulatory consultation, and support for regulatory submissions. 

Omar received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Davis. He conducted his graduate research at Duke University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Cancer Biology. His studies focused on using CRISPR to develop and interrogate novel mouse models of cancer. During his graduate career Omar was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.