Adriana Rojas holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Chemistry from the Universidad del Tolima with a Masters in Sciences - with emphasis in Genetics - at the University of Los Andes, and PhD in Sciences, Mention: Cellular Molecular Biology and Neurosciences at the University of Chile, 2014. Experience in teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate, in the areas of Epigenetics, Cytogenetics, Genetics, Evolution, Cellular and Molecular Biology. Research Experience in Epigenetics and Lung Cancer, epigenetic control of the expression of genes involved in sexual differentiation, Cytogenetics and Transcriptional Regulation. Fellow Colciencias for doctoral studies abroad YEAR 2008. Full-time professor of the Institute of Human Genetics of the Faculty of Medicine since 2004.

RESEARCH AREAS:

Dr. Adriana Rojas is working in two major areas of research. The first is related to evaluate the mechanisms of epigenetic control that regulate the transcriptional activity of genes involved in the onset and progression of lung cancer. These epigenetic mechanisms include DNA methylation, covalent histone modification and the presence of mRNA. Our research objectives in this area are:

1. To evaluate the epigenetic mechanisms that regulate neoplastic processes such as lung cancer.

2. Establish the importance of regulatory complexes for transcription activity or repression in lung cancer.

3. Evaluate the participation of transcription factors in the onset and progression of cancer. Projects financed by San Ignacio University Hospital, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

The second area of ​​research is related to the genetic and epigenetic characterization of genes involved with sexual differentiation in humans. With the execution of this project our research group will evaluate the role of epigenetic control mechanisms as a fundamental factor in human sexual determination. Project funded by COLCIENCIAS.

 

SEMILLERO DE EPIGENÉTICA Y CÁNCER DE PULMÓN:

Members:

Beatriz Andrea Otàlora - Estudiante de Doctorado, Universidad Nacional.

Angélica Maria Herreño - Estudiante de Maestría. PUJ

Viviana Chaparro - Estudiante de Bacteriología. PUJ

Laura Rey - Estudiante de Bacteriología. PUJ

Andrea Ramírez - Estudiante de Bacteriología. PUJ

Mónica Molina - Estudiante de Bacteriología. PUJ

Cathalina Castillo - Estudiante de Bacteriología PUJ

Christian Fernando Montoya - Estudiante Biología. PUJ

Andrea Valderrama - Estudiante Biología. PUJ.

Sergio Aldana - Estudiante Medicina. PUJ

Daniela Troncoso - Estudiante Medicina. PUJ

Itzhayana Madariaga - Estudiante Medicina . PUJ.

María Fernanda Riascos - Estudiante Medicina. PUJ.

AREA EPIGENÉTICA Y CÁNCER DE PULMÓN:

Beatriz Andrea Otàlora - Estudiante de Doctorado, Universidad Nacional.

Angélica Maria Herreño - Estudiante de Maestría. PUJ

Christian Fernando Montoya - Est. Biología. PUJ.

AREA TRASTORNOS DEL DESARROLLO SEXUAL EN HUMANOS:

Jóven Investigador COLCIENCIAS: -Mary García Acero - Médico Cirujano PUJ, Especialista en Epidemiología, Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga. Estudiante de Especialización en Genética Médica, PUJ.

Asistente de Investigación Proyecto COLCIENCIAS: Laura Rey

 

 

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