Larisa M. Soto

Visiting Students


Research Interests

Larisa is mainly interested in the study of transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of cell differentiation processes using single cell genomics. Her main job is the analysis of single cell RNAseq and single cell ATACseq data retrieved from public data bases and external collaborators. She is also involved in generating time-series single cell data from several differentiation systems in the lab.

Selected Publications

Inhibition of Human Cancer Cell Growth by Analogues of Antimycin A

Zhang, Y., Chevalier, A., Khdour, O., Soto, L. M., & Hecht, S.

Planta Medica, 83(18), 1377-1383, 2017


  • B.Sc., Genomic Sciences, UNAM, Morelos, Mexico, 2016-Present

Professional Profile

  • 09/2019-09/2020: VSRP student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 06/2019-09/2019: Mitacs Globalink Intern, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • 06/2017-06/2019: Research intern, UNAM Center for Genomic Sciences, Morelos, Mexico
  • 12/2018-02/2019: Summer research intern, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 12/2016-02/2019: Research intern, Arizona State University, Arizona, United States


  • 2019 Mitacs Globalink Summer Research Scholarship
  • 2018 SRP Scholarship from The University of Auckland
  • 2016 UNAM Research training methods award

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Environmental Epigenetics Program (KEEP)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Bioinformatics Single cell genomics Machine learning

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