Rocío Acuña Hidalgo

Hidalgo, Acuna
Ms. Rocío Acuña Hidalgo 

PhD Candidate

Neurodevelopmental disorders


My research focuses on genes in which germline mutations cause developmental disorders (i.e. congenital malformations and/or intellectual disability) and somatic mutations have been involved in cancer. This association between developmental disorders and cancer is not entirely unexpected; aberrant cell proliferation, differentiation, migration and apoptosis are characteristics of both cancer and abnormal embryonic development. I am using NGS technologies and performing functional follow-up to better understand this connection.

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