User:Renan A. Escalante-Chong

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Renan A. Escalante-Chong (an artistic interpretation)

I learned about OpenWetWare when Pamela Silver mentioned that she had her own site on OpenWetWare. I've joined OWW because I think I could share some ideas for some protocols and I strongly believe in open and free science for everybody..


  • 2009, BS, Center for Genomic Sciences
  • In 2005 I moved to Cuernavaca to start my undergraduate studies at the Center for Genomic Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  • In 2006 I joined Dr. Enrique Reynaud's lab at the Institute of Biotechnology. I enjoyed my time learnig Drosophila genetics and working on the characterization of ion channels.
  • In 2007 I did an internship at the Institute of Cell Physiology with Dr. Alicia Gonzales Majarrez. I worked in collaboration with a PhD student, Jorge Herrera, in the establishment of the mechanisms of regulation of a pair of duplicated genes NRG1/NRG2.
  • In July 2008 I was a visiting student in Dr. Anton Enright's lab in Hinxton, UK. We have great fun trying to predict and describe the functions of genes, proteins, regulatory RNAs and their interactions in living organisms. My project focuses on the prediction of miRNA tissue specificity by computational methods in both human and mouse.
  • I am planning to start my PhD in 2009. I am very interested in exploring quantitave approaches to predict the behaviour of biological systems. Its subsequent engineering will reveal gaps in the knowledge of this system. In particular, I am interested in applying this approach to developmenta processes because I am very interested in the origin of variation and its consequences in evolution.

Research interests

  1. Computational Systems Biology
  2. Functional Genomics of miRNAs
  3. Developmental Biology

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