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.
PhD in Biostatistics, 2016
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Bachelor in Genomic Sciences (LCG), 2009
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
that drive me
BrainSeq Consortium lead by LIBD to understand the genetics and gene expression variability in schizophrenia disorder
Uniform processing of human RNA-seq data to improve usability and power methods development
† indicates corresponding author, * indicates equal contribution
Here you can find the students that I’ve mentored as their advisor and/or are currently working with me.
R programming, Biostatistics, Clinical Research
While working at Winter Genomics I taught two courses for students of the Biomedical Sciences PhD Program (PDCB) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
While I was at the Institute of Biotechnology (UNAM) working with the Winter Genomics crew I organized two courses. One was a series of various bioinformatics and biology mini-courses and another one involved members of different institutions.
I taught three courses during my undergrad stage at the Undergraduate Program on Genomic Sciences (LCG). Each of these courses has its own website organizing the material. These are: