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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Humberto Gutierrez

B. Sc in (Biomedical Research), National University of Mexico (UNAM), M.Sc (Biomedical Research), Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences), Research Fellow. St. Andrews University,2000. Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh, 2001-2002. The Wellcome Trust´s Travelling Research Fellow University of Edinburgh, 2002-2003. Research Associate, Preclinical Veterinary Sciences,University of Edinburgh, 2003-2004. Research Associate, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, 2004-2010. Principal Investigator at the Institute of Cellular Physiology (UNAM, Mexico), 2010-2011. Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln, 2012- present.

Department Responsibilities

1) Module Coordinator (Human Anatomy and Physiology) 2) Tutorials co-ordination 3) Teaching in cell biology, genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Pathology, Genetics and Bioethics, reproduction and development and human anatomy and physiology undergraduate modules. 3) Research on developmental neurobiology ( My current research interests are aimed at understanding the molecular and genetic   determinants of neuronal development and nervous system organisation currently combining both experimental and in silico strategies.  I combine a range of comparative and functional genomic approaches, aimed at uncovering and identifying genomic and molecular determinants of neuronal survival during early development as well as brain and behavioural complexity across mammalian lineages.  Along these lines, using next generation transcriptional profiling, I am currently conducting a whole transcriptome data mining for detection of wider gene networks involved in post-mitotic cell maintenance in a mouse model of accelerated brain ageing.  Using a range of gene co-expression network approaches we are also investigating developmental and transcriptional changes associated with complex behaviours in mammals.

Subject Specialism

Developmental Neurobiology, functional neurogenomics, transcriptomics, computational biology


  • B. Sc in (Biomedical Research),
  • M.Sc (Biomedical Research),
  • Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences),


  • 2000, National council of Science and Technology (CONACyT) research fellowship.
  • 2002, Wellcome Trust Travelling Research Fellowship .
  • 2010, CONACyT research Grant.

Research Interests

  • Computational Biology

  • Developmental Neurogenomics

  • Transcriptomics and neurodegeneration

Research in the Lincoln Repository