Ignacio Vazquez-Garcia is a Research Fellow in Computational Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering and a postdoctoral research Scientist in the Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics, under the mentorship of Dr. Sohrab Shah and Dr. Simon Tavaré. He investigates the mechanisms of spatio-temporal tumor evolution, progression and therapy response. His current research focuses on scalable inference methods and modeling of single-cell genomic and in situ imaging data to study the co-evolution of the tumor and immune ecosystem.
He received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Imperial College London and his PhD from the University of Cambridge. During his PhD, he worked at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK, where he focused on gaining a quantitative understanding of clonal evolution using statistical analysis of genomic sequences, theoretical modeling of evolutionary dynamics and controlled experiments in laboratory evolution, with applications to the study of cancer and microbial population dynamics. He was the recipient of various awards and grants for his graduate work, including a Wellcome PhD fellowship and a Sanger Early Career Innovation Award.