About me

Hi. I am a genomicist and bioinformatician doing original research in evolutionary anthropology and human population genetics.

I work in the Human Evolutionary Department at the Genomics Institute of Tartu University in Estonia. I work under the supervision of Dr. Luca Pagani and also collaborate with other colleagues at the department and have a few projects of my own. I think these projects span the categories of feasible, interesting, and useful.

Topics related to my work include data integration across different sequencing platforms (Illumina, PacBio, Nanopore, Complete Genomics), development and maintenance of sequence data pipelines (from raw data -> to vcf -> to pop-gen analyses), Y chromosome phylogeography of human populations, and diversity, heterozygosity and admixture patterns across the human autosomes and the X chromosome).

I did an undergraduate program in genomic sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. During this period I did an internship at the Sanger Institute under the supervision of Dr. Chris Tyler-Smith, where I worked on the topics of human Y chromosome structure and dynamics, and NGS-based methodologies to analyze structural variation (See the paper here or here and my personal highlights here).

I worked in the laboratory of Dr. Marc Robinson-Rechavi under the supervision of Dr. Julien Roux during part of my master studies in Life Sciences and Bioinformatics at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. I worked on the topic of gene expression evolution based on rna-seq data from Drosophila species (See the report here and my personal highlights here).