I am a Ph.D. candidate in Alejandra Medina-Rivera’s lab, the Regulatory Genomics and Bioinformatics Laboratory at International Laboratory for Human Genome Research (LIIGH) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Our goal is to integrate public microarray and RNA-seq data, together with samples manually curated of lung diseases, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Idiopatic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) for better characterization of gene expression signatures. We work in close colaboration with Julio Collado-Vides, Moises Selman and Yalbi I. Balderas-Martínez.

Name: Ana Beatriz Villaseñor-Altamirano

Ocupation: Ph.D. Student

Nationality: Mexican

Bachelor: Biochemical Engineering

M.Sc.: Master of Science in Cell Biology



Villasenor-Altamirano, A.B., Watson, J.D., Prokopec, S.D., Yao, C.Q., Boutros, P.C., Pohjanvirta, R., Valdes-Flores, J. and Elizondo, G. (2019). 2, 3, 7, 8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin modifies alternative splicing in mouse liver. PloS one, 14(8).

Moretto M, Sonego P, Villaseñor-Altamirano AB, Engelen K. (2019).First step toward gene expression data integration: transcriptomic data acquisition with COMMAND> _. BMC bioinformatics. 2019 Dec;20(1):54.


Villasenor-Altamirano AB, Balderas-Martinez YI, Moretto M, Zayas-Del Moral A, Maldonado M, Munguia-Reyes A, Garcia-Sotelo JS, Aguilar Bautista LA, Ramirez-Navarro L, Santillan O, Engelen K. PulmonDB: A Gene Expression Lung Diseases. InAMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE 2018 Jan 1 (Vol. 197). 25 BROADWAY, 18 FL, NEW YORK, NY 10004 USA: AMER THORACIC SOC.


Villaseñor-Altamirano, A.B., Moretto, M., Zayas-Del Moral, A., Maldonado, M., Munguía-Reyes, A., Romero, Y., García-Sotelo, J.S., Aguilar, L.A., Oscar, A.A., Engelen, K. and Selman, M., 2019. PulmonDB: a curated lung disease gene expression database. bioRxiv, p.726745.