Javier’s Timeline

2018 to date: Scientific Associate
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (University Health Network) and
Donnelly Centre (University of Toronto)
Supervisors: Prof. Trevor Pugh and Prof. Gary Bader

2016 to date: Co-founder President

2011 – 2017: Post-doctoral fellow
Donnelly Centre (University of Toronto)
Advisor: Prof. Frederick P. Roth

2007 – 2010: Post-doctoral fellow
Donnelly Centre (University of Toronto) And Wilfrid Laurier University
Advisors: Dr. Gabriel Moreno-Hagelsieb and Dr. Andrew Emili

2006:  Fulbright-García Robles Scholar visitor
Center for Complex Networks Research (University of Notre Dame)
Advisor: Prof. Albert L. Barabási

2002 – 2007: PhD in Biochemistry
Institute of BiotechnologyNational Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Focus on Computational Biology and Metabolism. Graduated with honours.
Advisor: Prof. Lorenzo Segovia

1998 – To date: Research collaborator
Lusara Foundation (non-profit organization investigating bacterial resistance to antibiotics)
Advisor: Dr. Carlos Amábile-Cuevas

1997 – 2001: B.Sc in Biology
School of Sciences (UNAM)


Courses and Awards

2019 EMBO Workshop on Single Cell Biology –  Tokyo, Japan.

2018 Bioconductor, Workshop and Conference – Where Software and Biology Connect, Toronto, Canada.

2011 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Course on Yeast Genetics and Genomics. Cold Spring Harbor, USA.

2007 – 2010 Mexican Science and Technology Research Council (CONACYT)
Postdoctoral fellowship. Mexico City, Mexico / Toronto, Canada.

2009 Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops
Course Exploratory Data Analysis and Essential Statistics using R. Toronto, Canada.

2006 Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution
Award for Student Excellence in the Origin of Life, in recognition for a poster presentation at the “Gordon Research Conference on Origins of Life”. Maine, USA.

2006 Fulbright-García Robles Scholarship
Scholarship for Doctoral Dissertation at Prof. Albert L. Barabási’s group at Notre Dame University, Indiana, USA.

2006 Mexican Science and Technology Research Council (CONACYT)
Scholarship for the course “Winter School in Genomics”. Center of Genomic Sciences. Morelos, Mexico.
2002 – 2005 CONACYT
Scholarship for graduate studies. Morelos, Mexico.

2002 – 2005 UNAM Graduate Studies Office (DGEP)
Scholarship for graduate studies. Morelos, Mexico.

2004 The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)
Scholarship for the course “Bioinformatics in the Post-Genomic Era”. Jalisco. Mexico.

1999 – 2001 UNAM undergraduate thesis scholarships for research projects (PROBETEL)
Scholarship for undergraduate studies. Mexico City, Mexico.

1997 – 1999 UNAM Foundation (funded by UNAM ex-alumni)
Scholarship for undergraduate studies. Mexico City, Mexico.