Research Groups

Dr. María Ávila

Population and Evolutionary Genomics

We use population genomics to study the patterns of genetic variation of human populations in Mexico and use paleogenomics to understand how they have changed through time.

Dr. Guillermo Dávila

Genome Dynamics and Evolution

Dr. Alejandra Medina Rivera

Regulatory genomics and bioinformatics

We design and develop bioinformatic approaches to unravel and study genomic regulatory mechanisms, aiming to identify genetic variants that could disrupt such mechanisms.

Dr. Lucía Morales

Saccharomycotina yeast genome evolution

We use non-conventional Saccharomycotina yeasts to illustrate the action of the major evolutionary forces acting on eukaryotic genomes. Our current research relies on the study of interspecies yeast hybrids stabilization.

Dr. Rafael Palacios

Genome Dynamics, from bacteria to humans

Dr. Daniela Robles

Cancer genetics

We use bioinformatic analyses to study the impact that genetic variants found in different populations, including those from Latin America, have on cancer origin and development.

Dr. Diego Ortega del Vecchyo

Computational Population Genetics 

We develop and apply computational methods to infer past population history and to understand the impact of natural selection on patterns of genetic variation.