Jesus Garcia Garcia


I am Jesus, a computational biology Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota, focusing on the genomic investigation of brain tumors.

The human brain represents an inherently intricate system, and the presence of cancer further exacerbates its complexity. By leveraging cutting-edge genomic computational algorithms, I am confident that incorporating these advanced techniques will significantly enhance our understanding of the brain and its associated pathologies.

In the laboratory, I employ high-performance computing on LINUX-based heterogeneous clusters to design and implement computational biology tools. These tools facilitate the analysis of genomic data from various technologies, with the primary objective of identifying and classifying vulnerabilities in brain tumorigenesis. In my spare time, I enjoy pursuing physically engaging activities such as running, hiking, and rock climbing, as well as cherishing moments with my family.

A brief insight into my background: I was born in Distrito Federal, Mexico, and moved to the United States at the age of 7. As a DACA recipient, I am tenaciously working towards achieving my dreams of becoming an esteemed professional in the computational biology domain.