José received his undergraduate degree in Genomic Sciences from UNAM, México. He then joined the Systems Biology PhD Program at Harvard University. Under the mentorship of Galit Lahav, he studied how and why individual cells enact distinct cell fate programs when exposed to DNA damage. Jointly advised by Scott Lowe and Dana Pe’er, he wants to understand how distinct subpopulations of cells in a tissue respond to genetic alteration of oncogenes and tumor suppressors. When he is not doing research, he is collecting and popularizing catch phrases in the lab.