Researcher biography

As a PhD student at the Institute of Molecular Biosciences in the Single Cell and Computational Laboratory under the supervision of Dr Joseph Powell, my main research interests consist on understanding the genetic control of gene expression and its role in disease at a single cell resolution. I attained my Bachelor's degree in Genomic Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. As an undergraduate, I was an intern in the Department of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health under the supervision of Dr Jeff Leek, where I worked on the characterisation of human RNA splicing diversity. I also worked with Julio Collado at the Center for Genomic Sciences for three years, developing software to infer human genetic ancestry and computational tools to analyse gene regulation data of E.coli from the database RegulonDB.

Jose's principal advisor is Dr Joseph Powell.