Santiago Martínez-Calvillo is a Professor at the Faculty of Iztacala (FES Iztacala) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He received the B.Sc. degree in Biology in 1990, the M.Sc. degree in Cellular Biology in 1993 and the Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology in 1998. All the degrees were awarded by the Faculty of Sciences from UNAM. He conducted his postdoctoral studies at the University of Washington and the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute from 1998 to 2004. He is interested in the study of gene expression in the trypanosomatids parasites Leishmania and Trypanosoma. In particular, he is interested in the characterization of the DNA regions that regulate transcription and the identification and characterization of transcription factors. He is also interested in the analysis of chromatin structure and its impact on transcription initiation and termination in trypanosomatids.
Biography Updated on 1 March 2012