Dr. Cynthia Perry is Assistant Professor, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Pathology and Biomedical Sciences Laboratory for Education in Molecular Medicine and Director, Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) Course, Department of Medical Education, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso | Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She received a B.S. magna cum laude in molecular and cellular biology, University of Arizona and a PhD in molecular pathology from the University of California San Diego. Her medical education interests include the impact of self-assessment on student performance and novel teaching methods to improve medical student understanding of medical concepts and basic science information. She is the author/co-author of 15 peer-reviewed publications on molecular medicine-related topics and the author of book chapter on methods for measuring cardiac autophagy in vivo. She has presented a number of invited lectures at a variety of scientific conferences and colloquiums and is co-inventor on two patented methods for identifying autophagosomes and restoring mitochondrial electron transfer function.