Lab Members

José Fabricio López Hernández

Predoctoral Researcher

My name is Jose Fabricio López Hernández and my friends and colleagues call me Fibo. I studied genomic sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Cuernavaca, earning a B.S., then completed the master’s program in bioinformatics, biostatistics, and cellular differentiation at CINVESTAV in Irapuato, Mexico, in 2015. I started the PhD program at the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute in 2016 and joined the Zanders lab in June 2017. My interests are related to data analysis, high throughput experiments, and applied mathematics. I enjoy sharing time with my friends, painting, playing soccer, and writing short stories.


Diverse mating phenotypes impact the spread of wtf meiotic drivers in Schizosaccharomyces pombe.
López Hernández JF, Helston RM, Lange JJ, Billmyre RB, Schaffner SH, Eickbush MT, McCroskey S, Zanders SE.  Elife. 2021 Dec 13;10:e70812. doi: 10.7554/eLife.70812. PMID: 34895466; PMCID: PMC8789285. 

Assessment of the ptxD gene as a growth and selective marker in Trichoderma atroviride using Pccg6, a novel constitutive promoter.
Carreras-Villaseñor N, Rico-Ruiz JG, Chávez Montes RA, Yong-Villalobos L, López-Hernández JF, Martínez-Hernández P, Herrera-Estrella L, Herrera-Estrella A, López-Arredondo D. Microb Cell Fact. 2020 Mar 18;19(1):69. doi: 10.1186/s12934-020-01326-z.

Global transcriptional analysis suggests Lasiodiplodia theobromae pathogenicity factors involved in modulation of grapevine defensive response.
Paolinelli-Alfonso M, Villalobos-Escobedo JM, Rolshausen P, Herrera-Estrella A, Galindo-Sánchez C, López-Hernández JF, Hernandez-Martinez R.  BMC Genomics. 2016;17(1):615. Published 2016 Aug 11. doi:10.1186/s12864-016-2952-3.

'Plug and Play’ assembly of a low-temperature plasma ionization mass spectrometry imaging (LTP-MSI) system.
Maldonado-Torres M, López-Hernández JF, Jiménez-Sandoval P, Winkler R. J Proteomics. 2014;102:60-65. doi:10.1016/j.jprot.2014.03.003.