Nancy Monroy-Jaramillo, PhD. received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a Master’s of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico. Afterwards, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biological and Health Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico. Since 1998, she has been working in the area of Human Genetics in different Mexican Health Institutions. Dr. Monroy-Jaramillo’s research has focused on the characterization of genotype-phenotype correlation in various hereditary diseases, mainly neurological and psychiatric disorders in the last 15 years. Since several neurological disorders exhibit psychiatric clinical manifestations, more recently she has explored the genetic composition in combination with cognitive measures and treatment response in patients with schizophrenia. In complementation whit this, she is doing a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA.
Another line of research of her interest is Pharmacogenomics. In this regard, she is a member of the Ibero-Latino-American network of Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics (RIBEF), where they have reported new functional alleles and the genotype frequencies in different pharmacogenes.