Daneida Lizarraga-Lopez

Danieda is an  Assistant Project Scientist at the Children’s Environmental Health Laboratory and the School of Public Health Biorepository, directed by Prof. Nina Holland. Her background is in Biotechnology with extensive experience in Molecular Biology, Systems Biology and Toxicogenomics. Her research interests include epigenetic markers of environmental exposures and molecular epidemiology of children’s health. Currently, she is involved in several research projects conducted in the Holland lab, including analyses of microRNAs and other biomarkers of environmental exposures in children. Since 2010, she has been an active member and co-chair of the Epigenetics Special Interest Group from EMGS. Previously, she worked 4+ years at the Netherlands Toxicogenomic Center with Prof. Jos Kleinjans, as postdoctoral fellow to characterize targeted endpoints of toxicity based on multiple omics data. She received her Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology at the University of Barcelona, after 4+ years of investigating the Genomic, Metabolomic and growth modifications on colon cancer cells triggered by polyphenolic compounds. Her M.Sc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology was obtained at the University of Barcelona, Spain. Her past experiences in projects involving multiple institutions, and broad range of molecular markers of exposure and health outcomes have reinforced her strong interest in Epigenetics and Toxicogenomics.