At the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, I am part of the Data Science team whose goals include better understanding and characterizing genomics signatures in the human brain. We use high-throughput technologies such as DNA methylation and RNA sequencing. I help mentor other team members, provide support for LIBD projects and I am advancing my academic career as part of Andrew Jaffe‘s lab.

As a quick background, I graduated from the Undergraduate Program on Genomic Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico ( UNAM) in 2009 and worked for two years at Winter Genomics analyzing high-throughput sequencing data. I then got a PhD in the Department of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health thanks to a CONACyT scholarship awarded in 2011. I worked with Jeff Leek and Andrew Jaffe in developing derfinder, regionReport, recount as well as other applied projects.

Every day I use R and Bioconductor. Occasionally I blog about them and other tools. I’m a co-founder of the LIBD rstats club and the CDSBMexico community of R and Bioconductor developers in Latin America.


  • Genomics
  • R programming
  • Biostatistics
  • Teaching
  • Diversity


  • PhD in Biostatistics, 2016

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Bachelor in Genomic Sciences (LCG), 2009

    National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)