Selene L. Fernandez-Valverde, PhD

Group Leader - Genomicist and bioinformatician


Selene Fernandez is a bioinformatician / genomic data scientist studying the evolution of gene regulatory mechanisms underlying the phenotypic diversity and differentiation in multicellular eukaryotes cell. She is particularly interested in the evolution of regulatory roles of non-coding RNAs.

In addition to her academic roles, she participates in initiatives that link scientists and the general public (such as Más Ciencia por Mexico, Clubes de Ciencia Mexico), programs to introduce researchers to computing (Software/Data Carpentry) as well as mentoring programs (Ekpapalek).

Expertise: Analysis of high-throughput (next generation) sequencing data, transcriptomics, genome annotation, non-coding RNAs.


  • Non-coding RNA
  • Bioinformatics
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Small RNA
  • Gene Regulation