Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Human Genetics 2021 Seminar Series

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Alejandra obtained her Ph.D. in 2012 from the Biomedical Sciences Program at the National University of Mexico (UNAM), with a project developed under a cotutorship between Dr. Collado, at UNAM, and Dr. van Helden at the Université libre de Bruxelles. Since her Ph.D., she has been focused on developing bioinformatic tools, and strategies to study gene regulatory mechanisms, most of the developed tools are now part of the Regulatory Sequence and Analysis Tools suite (RSAT, http://rsat.eu/), where she still collaborates as a developer. Currently, using computational approaches, her research will incorporate functional genomics data into Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS), aiming to identify variants that lead to misregulation of gene expression.

Alejandra Medina-Rivera, Ph.D. presents "Characterizing the effect of genetic variants within promoters with distal enhancer functions".

Alejandra Medina-Rivera, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
International Laboratory for Human Genome Research
National University of Mexico (UNAM)

Christa Ventresca
Program: Genetics and Genomics Ph.D.
Parker Lab