Kim Palacios

Ph.D. Student - International Laboratory for Human Genome Research
Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios

Ph.D. Student - International Laboratory for Human Genome Research

Biography

I was born in Mexico in 1990. I studied Genomic Sciences at the National University of Mexico (UNAM). This internationally recognized undergraduate program aims at consolidating knowledge and skills from three fundamental disciplines, biology, programming, and mathematics, and includes a full year of research experience. Given my keen interest in genetics and molecular biology, I designed my own project to detect epigenetic vulnerabilities of cancer and carried it out at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Vakoc. I received the highest honor granted by UNAM to a single undergraduate student from each generation: the Gabino Barreda medal. I enrolled in the Ph.D. program for Biomedical Sciences at UNAM and, again, designed my own research project, which I have conducted at the International Laboratory for Human Genome Research. I developed a novel algorithm for analyzing sequenced genomes. Although still unpublished, this work is already becoming integrated into the Genome Project-write international collaboration, which proposes the design, synthesis, and in vivo testing of large genomes as a new paradigm for understanding biology. As a result of my collaborations with different teams of the SC2.0 project, I have been invited to become a member of the SC2.0 Consortium.