Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, PhD 2015
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, MPH 2011
Universidad de Antioquia, Epidemiology 2007
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, MD 2001
Phone: (603) 650-1832
Professional interests: The broad goal of Dr. Salas research is to investigate how cell heterogeneity impact human health and disease, with an emphasis on how genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors model the human epigenome and therefore the cell plasticity. Dr. Salas’ laboratory studies how some key epigenetic mechanisms (DNA methylation, DNA hydroxymethylation and miRNA alterations) affect gene expression and cancer outcomes, including how the immune cells are altered in this disease. Other research interests include biomarker development, chronic inflammation and human disease, and how exposures during fetal life alter newborn and childhood outcomes. Dr. Salas is the developer and maintainer of two methods for DNA methylation cell deconvolution on Bioconductor (FlowSorted.Blood.EPIC, and FlowSorted.CordBloodCombined.450k).