Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine
The Carvajal-Carmona laboratory works on the genetics of human diseases using several approaches including linkage analysis, candidate gene and genome-wide association studies, admixture mapping, germline and tumor sequencing and a number of "omics" technologies. Our research studies are highly collaborative and draw expertise from several fields including genetics, statistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics and genomics. The main focus of our studies has been human cancer. We have shown, in the past, the existence of several risk alleles that increase the probability of cancer using genome-wide linkage and association studies using SNP- array based designs.