JoAnn Trejo, PhD, MBA

JoAnn Trejo is a Professor of Pharmacology at University of California (UC), San Diego. She has significant experience in the area of cell signaling and is best known for her discoveries of how cellular responses are regulated by GPCRs in the context of vascular inflammation and cancer.  Her discoveries have advanced fundamental knowledge of cell biology and led to the identification of new targets for drug development.

JoAnn’s research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health. She received the prestigious American Heart Association Established Investigator Award and was recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine, 100 Inspiring Hispanic / Latinx Scientists and as an American Society for Cell Biology Fellow. She was elected to serve on the leadership Council for the American Society for Cell Biology and leadership Council for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. JoAnn is also a recognized national leader for her work embracing effective mentorship, and development of evidence-based strategies to enhance inclusive excellence.

JoAnn received her PhD and MBA at UC San Diego. She completed her postdoctoral training at UC San Francisco. Dr. Trejo has also served on multiple NIH and HHMI Study Sections and currently serves on the NCI Board of Scientific Counselors for Basic Sciences.