Mayra is a molecular biologist specialized in epigenetics and genome architecture dedicated to understand how genome 3D conformation contributes to gene expression control and genomic stability.
Mayra studied her PhD at the UNAM in Mexico City investigating the function of a CTCF dependent insulator within the alfa-globin gene domain. As a postdoc Mayra became a fellow at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, UK and continued to characterize structural components of the genome and their function.
Currently Mayra is a junior group leader at the Cellular Physiology Institute at the UNAM. Her research group is investigating the function of genome structure in gene expression control.