Welcome to the online home of the new Cancer Genetics lab at LIIGH UNAM!

LIIGH stands for International Laboratory for Human Genome Research (Laboratorio Internacional de Investigación sobre el Genoma Humano, in Spanish) and we are based at the National University of Mexico (UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), in its lovely Juriquilla Campus. Our lab was established only a few months ago, so we are in the process of setting everything up and getting collaborations rolling!

We are interested in investigating the genetic predisposition to cancer, in the context of the Latin American populations, especially Mexicans. At the moment, we are focused on the genetics of the malignant skin cancer melanoma but we are hoping to eventually study other cancers of relevance in this part of the world. Our expertise is in the data analysis from whole exome and whole genome sequencing and their interpretation, and we hope to perform functional studies to help translate bioinformatic findings into clinically actionable results.

Our lab is led by C. Daniela Robles-Espinoza, Ph.D. If you are interested in our work, please get in touch!