Lorena received her PhD in Biomedicine from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona, Spain in 2009. As an EMBO postdoctoral fellow at UC Irvine, USA, she described new epigenetic mechanisms regulating transcriptional oscillations driven by the circadian clock, uncovering a role for 3D chromatin organization. Since 2016, she is an Associate Researcher at the IIBo-UNAM
Lorena Aguilar Arnal, PhD
Marcia Bustamante Zepeda, MSc
Marcia received her B.S. in Biology from UNAM, and her MS in Genetics and Molecular Biology from CINVESTAV-IPN. Marcia manages administrative tasks and constantly helps other lab members with daily experimental routines. She is a heavy runner, and a very cheerful and welcoming personality.
Lucía received her PhD in Cell and Systems Biology from University of Toronto, Canada, in 2017, describing new roles for miRNAs in the control of seasonal behavior. She joined our lab as a postdoctoral researcher in 2018 to investigate how molecular clocks in the brain dictate metabolic adaptations to feeding. In 2019, she was a recipient of the L´Oréal-UNESCO-AMC for Women in Science award.
Lucía Mendoza Viveros, PhD
Edgar Sánchez Ramírez, MS
Edgar graduated in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Puebla (BUAP), and received his MS degree in Biochemistry from UNAM in 2017. He started his PhD in the lab in 2018, to decipher connections between metabolic signaling and epigenetic reprogramming during human stem cell differentiation. He is a recipient of a CONACyT and a HFSP fellowship. He loves soccer, music concerts and trying new foods.
Mirna graduated in Biology at UNAM in 2019. She joined the lab in 2020 as a PhD student. Her research is focused on describing the role of histone methyltransferases in circadian gene expression using a combination of genome wide analyses and transgenic mice. She is a recipient of a CONACyT fellowship.
Mirna González Suárez, BS
Luis R. Hernández Barrientos, MS
Luis graduated in Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry at UNAM in 2017, and received his MS degree in Biochemistry from UNAM in 2020. He joined the lab in September, 2020 as a PhD student. His research aims to uncover new molecular links between circadian rhythms and breast cancer. He is a recipient of a CONACyT fellowship. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, playing music and sports.
Nacho graduated in Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry at UNAM, and received his MS degree in Biochemistry in 2016. He joined the lab in 2017 to study transitions in chromatin 3D architecture and long range interaction´s dynamics during the circadian cycle. He was a recipient of a CONACyT and a PAPIIT fellowship. He enjoys hiking and outdoor sports in general.
Ignacio Pacheco Bernal, MS
Iraiz has a Nursing degree from UNAM-FES Iztacala, and received his MS degree in Genomic Sciences from the Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM) in 2019. She is engaged in a collaborative project with Dr. César López Camarillo (UACM) aiming to decipher novel regulatory roles for ncRNAs in breast cancer 3D cultures. She is a recipient of a PhD fellowship from CONACyT since 2020. Iraiz loves dogs and assembling Rubik´s Cubes.
Stephanie Iraiz Núñez Olvera, MS
Mauricio Basulto Almeida, BS
Mauricio graduated in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Puebla (BUAP) in 2019. He joined our lab in 2021 to pursue his MS with a project exploring regulatory elements involved in circadian control of gene expression in white adipose tissue. He is a recipient of a CONACyT fellowship. Mauricio is interested in visual arts and enjoys drawing.
Román Sitten Olea, BS
Román graduated in Biology from University of Guadalajara during 2022. He joined our lab in 2020 as a rotation student, to gain insights into circadian biology and metabolic regulation, and now he is pursuing his MS degree with a CONACyT fellowship. He is a calisthenics and bouldering enthusiast.
Roberto Enrique López Valiente, BS
Roberto graduated in Biochemistry from John Brown University at Siloam Springs, AR (USA) in 2019. He joined the lab in 2021 to pursue his MS degree uncovering the synchronyzing properties of NAD+ in the brain. He is a recipient of a CONACyT fellowship. Roberto likes playing guitar and also enjoys playing tennis.
Alejandro Alarcón del Carmen, BS
Alex graduated in Biology from UNAM in 2019. He joined our lab in 2021 as a Master student, and is working on a project using scRNAseq to decipher heterogeneity from hESCs. He is a recipient of a CONACyT fellowship. Alex is interested in computational sciences and bioinformatics. He enjoys climbing, bouldering and also reading science fiction. He is a true geek.
Former lab members
Quetzalcoatl Escalante Covarrubias, PhD. PhD. student 2016-2022.
Guadalupe R. Fajardo, PhD. Postdoc, 2017-2019.
Franciso Pinta Castro. LIBB Rotation student, 2019.
Ximena del Toro Ríos, MS. Master student, 2017-2019.
Pablo A. Rojas Reyes, MS. Master student, 2016-2019.
Paola B. Mass Sánchez, MS. Master student, 2017-2019.
Fernando Becerril Pérez, MS. Master student, 2017-2019.