© 2018 Functional Genomics Facility


Dr. Joaquin M. Espinosa

The Facility is directed by Dr. Joaquín M. Espinosa.


Dr. Espinosa is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, and the Associate Director for Science at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome. He received his B.S. in Biology from the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 1994, and a PhD in Biology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1999. Supported by a fellowship from the PEW Charitable Trusts, Dr. Espinosa performed his post-doctoral training at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. In 2004, supported by a fellowship from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, he began his independent appointment at the University of Colorado Boulder, in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. In 2009 he was appointed to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as an Early Career Scientist. Additionally, Dr. Espinosa serves as co-Leader of the Molecular Oncology program at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. In 2015, Dr. Espinosa moved his research lab and the Functional Genomics Facility from Boulder to the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.


Dr. Espinosa directs a diverse research program, with an emphasis on gene expression control mechanisms relevant to cancer biology and Down syndrome.