Dr Arcos-Burgos has been Professor at the University of Antioquia (Colombia), Associate Researcher at the National Human Genome Research Institute (US), and Director of Research at the Children’s Division, Department of Psychiatry, University of Miami (US).
The research in Associate Professor Arcos-Burgos' laboratory focusses on a long term initiative aimed to define functional coding and non coding genomic variation underpinning the susceptibility to highly prevalent inherited genetic disorders i.e. ADHD, Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias, Minimal Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome (MAS). The work involves thousands of DNA samples ascertained from multigenerational and extended pedigrees clustering many affected with these conditions. This has lead to published and preliminary data from either genome wide association studies or whole exome capture, as well as the identification of genes/loci throughout wide genome screening.