I joined the Hub Team @ Pasteur C3BI as a Senior Bioinformatician in November of 2015, where I am mainly focused on functional and pathway analysis at the genomic level. The goal of grouping genes (proteins, or other biological molecules) into the pathways they are involved in is to decrease the complexity of the system and thus increase our comprehension of it. I’m also interested in the integrative analysis of different omics data, both at large-scale and for small datasets, and love collaborating in interdisciplinary environments and having feedback from my fellow experimental colleagues.
Before joining the Hub, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Bioinformactics Core Facility from the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in Lausanne. I received a Ph. D in Computational Biology from the School of Bioengineering of Rice University (Houston, TX, US), where I specialized in computational structural biology and functional genomics. As part of my PhD, I was a visiting scholar in two labs in Madrid: the Structural Computational Biology Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), and the Computational Systems Biology Group at the Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC ). There, I focused in sequence analysis and functional-structural relationships of proteins.
Engineer by training, I have a M. Sc. in Modeling and Simulation of Complex Realities from the International Center for Theoretical Physics, ICTP and the International School of Advanced Studies, SISSA (Triest, Italy).