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We are a research-teaching team. We teach at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels, both in the classroom and the laboratory. We expand our education mission through Joaquin’s Huffington Post blog, his quarterly contributions to the Down Syndrome World magazine and other outreach activities.


In the past twelve years the lab has trained:


Forty six undergraduate research assistants, many of them from under-represented minorities, including six Honor Thesis awardees.


Five graduate students, three have already obtained their PhDs, two are still enrolled.


Sixteen post-doctoral fellows.


One medical oncology fellow.


At CU-Boulder, Joaquín has taught the undergraduate course ‘Biology of the Cancer Cell’ (MCDB3150), and contributed regularly to the graduate Core Course (MCDB5230), ‘Advanced Topics in Signal Transduction and Cell Cycle Regulation’ (CHEM5801), ‘Bench to Bedside’ (MCDB4201) and ‘Principles in Genetics’ (MCDB2150). He was also Instructor of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories summer course on Eukaryotic Gene Expression between 2008 and 2012. At UCD-SOM, Joaquín is a faculty member of various graduate programs including the Pharmacology, Biomedical Sciences, Human Medical Genetics and Genomics, and Cancer Biology programs.


Instructors, post-docs and graduate students in our team are also active teachers, both in the lab and diverse forums, contributing lectures at CU-Boulder and UCD-SOM, as well as serving as teaching assistants at the Cold Spring Harbor summer course.