Jesus Victorino

Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC)

Pasionated about Genetics and Genomics, I have been working in such a field in different organisms from yeast to humans, stopping by plants for a brief time. So you should expect my preLights on gene regulation regardless of the model system.


I started my research training at the Andalusian Center for Developmental Biology (CABD) in 2012 studying morphogenesis in fission yeast at the Daga’s Lab until 2014 when I Obtained a BSc in Biotechnology at Pablo de Olavide University (Seville, Spain). In Fall 2013 I had the opportunity to collaborate with the lab of Dr. Mary A. O’connell at NMSU to learn about molecular genetics of plants, working with cultivars of chile pepper. Then I moved to Madrid where I got a MSc in Molecular Biomedicine from Autonomous University of Madrid and I joined the Lab of Miguel Manzanares where I am currently doing my PhD thanks to a ‘laCaixa’ fellowship working on how human variation is linked to gene regulation in physiology and disease. It is thought that networking and collaboration improve every scientific project and carreer so, since as scientist I had to prove it, I recently spent 6 enjoyable months at UCSF in Nadav Ahituv’s lab learning about high-throughput genomic tools.


I love cinema and talking (too much). I believe science dissemination, especially to the youngest, is immensely important which is why I join any teaching or divulgation programme every time I have the chance.

Jesus Victorino has added 8 preLight posts

Genome-wide maps of enhancer regulation connect risk variants to disease genes

Joseph Nasser, Drew T. Bergman, Charles P. Fulco, et al.

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Orphan CpG islands boost the regulatory activity of poised enhancers and dictate the responsiveness of their target genes

Tomás Pachano, Víctor Sánchez-Gaya, María Mariner-Faulí, et al.

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Endogenous retroviruses are a source of enhancers with oncogenic potential in acute myeloid leukaemia

Özgen Deniz, Mamataz Ahmed, Christopher D. Todd, et al.

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Ancient genomic regulatory blocks are a major source for gene deserts in vertebrates after whole genome duplications

María Touceda-Suárez, Elizabeth M. Kita, Rafael D. Acemel, et al.

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Developmentally regulated Shh expression is robust to TAD perturbations

Iain Williamson, Lauren Kane, Paul S. Devenney, et al.

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Crowdfunded whole-genome sequencing of the celebrity cat Lil BUB identifies causal mutations for her osteopetrosis and polydactyly

Mike Bridavsky, Heiner Kuhl, Arthur Woodruf, et al.

Selected by Jesus Victorino, Gabriel Aughey

Prospective, brain-wide labeling of neuronal subclasses with enhancer-driven AAVs

Lucas T Graybuck, Adriana Sedeño-Cortés, Thuc Nghi Nguyen, et al.

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Systematic identification of human SNPs affecting regulatory element activity

Joris van Arensbergen, Ludo Pagie, Vincent FitzPatrick, et al.

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