Dr. Rangel-Escareño is a mathematician from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City, Mexico. She received her Masters degree in Mathematics (1999) and also Ph.D in Mathematics (2003) from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont CA USA. Studies followed by a 3-year postdoctoral experience in the Computational Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics department at the University of Southern California after which, she returns to Mexico as research associate at the National Institute of Genomic Medicine in 2006.
Hired in 2019, Claudia Rangel-Escareño is professor of mathematics at Tecnológico de Monterrey 's School of Sciences and Engineering and former Deputy Director of Population Genomics at Mexico's National Institute of Genomic Medicine. Tecnológico de Monterrey is the largest and most prestigious private university in the country. The National Institute of Genomic Medicine is a national and international leader in genomic research. Its main objective is to contribute to the care of the health of Mexicans through the development of scientific research projects with advanced technology and the generation of innovative ways to improve health care through genomic applications. Dr. Rangel has been adjunct professor at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and also Transdisciplinary Studies of Claremont Graduate University in Claremont California USA since 2003 with full online teaching since 2006.
Dr. Rangel ¿s research interests are in computer-intensive methods in statistics and probability for applications in genomics and molecular biology. She researches probabilistic modeling, with particular interest in State-Space modeling of time series complex genome data to infer gene regulatory networks. Her work on integrative and functional genomics in cancer research has led to notable results in this area including contributions a first author in Nature 2012 and coauthor in Science 2011, PNAS 2012, Nature 2014 as well as a patent during a collaboration period with The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. In total, Dr. Rangel-Escareño has nearly 60 scientific publications, her most recent work in the prestigious CDC Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases as corresponding author. Her work is highly cited with nearly six thousand citations with h-index of 21 and i10-index of 32. Dr. Rangel has been PhD and MSc advisor of students from different universities in Mexico and the US. She is a Fellow of the National Council of Science and Technology, has been invited as a speaker among others, by the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, and the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. She is a member of the prestigious National Research System (SNI), Level 2.