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The Team

Meet the students

Meet the Instructors

Dr. Antonio Guzmán-Velasco.

Dr. Antonio Guzmán-Velasco. BS in Biology in Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in the College of Biological Sciences. Master in Science in Wildlife Management and he is PhD candidate in Wildlife Management and Sustainable Development. Full Professor and Researcher in the College of Biological Science. He hold the chairs in Microeconomics in the career of Biologist, Environmental Ecology and Socio-Economics for Genomics Biotechnology. His research work is about environmental and habitat management, migratory birds, ecology, and Environmental Risk Studies among many other research projects. Assistant Director of Special Projects in the College of Biological Science, Specializing in wildlife management and sustainable development. Has published more than 9 scientific articles in international journals, 6 divulgation publications in different media and 3 book chapters. He was director of 10 B.Sc. thesis and 2 M.Sc. thesis. He is Head of the Laboratory of Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development in the School of Biological Sciences, UANL and currently, Principal of the College of Biological Sciences School of UANL.

Dra. Diana Resendez-Pérez.

Dra. Diana Reséndez-Pérez has a Bachelor's degree in Bacteriological Parasitological Chemistry and a Master's and Ph.D. in Science degrees from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. She was postdoctoral fellow at the Biozentrum in the University of Basel in Switzerland from 1992-1998, and invited profesor at Department of Cell Biology at Biozentrum and Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, Holland (1998). She is Professor of Developmental Biology and Genetics in the Department of Cell Biology and Genetics at the College of Biological Sciences in UANL, México. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Genetics, Developmental Biology, and Molecular Biology. Head of the Cell Biology and Genetics department. Her lab's work focuses on the genetic regulation of Antennapedia function during development in D. melanogaster; homeotic regulation by microRNAs in Drosophila development and cancer; differential expression of HOX genes in breast, ovarian, and cervical cancer; and molecular genotyping of agaves using ITSs nucleotide sequences. She has authored/co-authored 43 publications, 150 presentations at meetings and Symposia, and 2 patents. She has advised 22 Bachelor's thesis and 23 Master's and Doctoral thesis, and has been honored with 39 professional awards.

J. Claudio Moreno-Rocha.

J. Claudio Moreno-Rocha. Biologist from the Biology Science School, Master and Doctor degree with Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering from the Medicine College, both from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, México. He was Assistant Research in the Molecular Biology lab in Medicine College from 1990 to 2000 and actually he is Associate Professor and Full Researcher in College of Biological Science since 2000 until today. He is Metabolic Engineering and System Biology professor in the Biology Science School. His research projects involve microRNA promoters and characterization in silico and in vivo and design and testing synthetic circuits in bacteria. He was visitant research fellow at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas (1992), Molecular Biology Centre "Severo Ochoa" in the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid (1994), Institut de Genetiqué et Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC) in Strasbourg France (1997) and the Neurobiology Centre UNAM in Queretaro, México (2003). Instructor of the UANL iGEM team, collage division, in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Meet the Advisors

Dr. Jorge A. Verdúzco-Martínez

Attached to the Cell Biology course in the College of Biological Sciences. Professional training in General Biology with mayor in Taxonomy, Master in Biochemistry at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México practicing tissue culture techniques in vitro. Studying mutant human enzymes of the urea cycle by metabolic complementation techniques, aimed at locating genes on human chromosomes of somatic cell hybrids between different sources. In the same period he worked the transcription and translation of ribosomal proteins of purified ribosome from Xenopus laevis oocytes in different developmental stages. He received his Ph.D. in Biology in the College of Biological Sciences. Actually work in Agave analyzing nucleotide sequences for use as determinants in molecular taxonomy procedures. Interested in the phenomenon of hybridization between different species lineage as a driver of biological evolution process.

Dra. Elva Teresa Arechiga-Carvajal

Dra. Aréchiga Carvajal was born in Monterrey, N. L., México, and holds a Bs in Microbiology from the College of Biological Sciences of the UANL. She got her Doctoral degree in Plant Biotechnology from the Centre of Advanced Research of the Polytechnic National Institute (CINVESTAV, México). She has been a Professor of the Genomic Biotechnology Undergraduates program in the College of Biological Sciences of the UANL since five years ago, and leads the Structural and Comparative Genomics and Functional Genomics Classes. Her main research project is related to the Functional Genomics of the pH variation response in the Basidiomycete fungi Ustilago maydis, and also participates in projects dealing with Microbial Communities Metagenomic Characterization. Has been member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) in México since 2006. She is member of the BioSafety advisor panel in the College of Biological Sciences in the UANL.

Ricardo Canales,Ph.D.

Doctor in Science, specializing in wildlife management, for the College of Biological Sciences of the UANL. He currently serves as full time professor at the same institution, where develops projects primarily with birds, conservation genetics, phylogeography and molecular evolution in collaboration with the Rocky-Mountain Bird Observatory and the University of Washington. He is a SNI (National Research System) candidate.

Dr. Mario Bermúdez-de León

Dr. Mario Bermúdez-de León has M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados at Polytechnic National Institute (Cinvestav-IPN), Mexico. Dr. Bermúdez-de León was supported by Muscular Dystrophy Association USA as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Cinvestav-IPN, and received Postdoctoral training in the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. His main interest is the regulation of gene expression involved in human diseases in order to describe the molecular mechanisms. Also, he has working with genotyping in human populations medically, occupationally or environmentally exposed to xenobiotics. Dr. Bermúdez-de León received the medal of outstanding performance from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana and won the Roche award for his scientific work. Moreover, he has published 26 scientific papers as author/co-author, and, since 2008, he has been teaching courses of Pharmacogenomics, Transgenesis and Cloning in Collage of Biological Siences at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Currently, he is developing his scientific work at Northeast Biomedical Research Centre, which belongs to Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS). He is member of National Researchers System (level I) since 2006, and member of the American Society of Human Genetics since the year 2000.

Dr. Juan Manuel Alcocer González

Juan Manuel Alcocer González. Chemist Bacteriologist Parasitologist since 1982, Master of Science in Immunology since 1993, Doctor of Science in Microbiology in 1997 all from the College of Biological Sciences at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL). His research is in biology and chemistry. Specializing in cancer immunity and infectious disease vaccine development. Recognized by the SNI (National Research System), Level I. Dr. Alcocer has published more than 8 scientific articles in international refereed journals or indexed, and 6 popular science publications in various media. It currently has more than 75 citations. Director of thesis: more than 10 in BA, 14 MA and 8 PhD. Actually, he is the Vice-Chancellor (Academy) of the UANL.

Dvorak Montiel-Condado,Ph.D.

Dvorak Montiel Condado has a M. Sc and Ph. D. degrees in Molecular Biomedicine from Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados (Cinvestav) at Polytechnic National Institute, México. She was supported by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Biotechnology Institute. Her main interest is the the regulation of gene expression in human diseases and, the genetics and proteomics in the same diseases. Dvorak Montiel received an honorary mention in the Lola e Igo Flisser award for her scientific work. She has been a Full Professor since 2008. She is professor in Molecular Medicine, Proteomics and Animal Genetics . She is member of the BioSafety advisor panel in the College of Biological Sciences in the UANL.

José María Viader-Salvado,Ph.D.

José M. Viader-Salvado, PhD. Chemical Engineer from Instituto Químico de Sarriá (IQS), Barcelona, Spain (1983). Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering IQS, Barcelona, Spain and the Max-Planck-Institut für Strahlenchemie, Mülheim ad Ruhr, Germany (1988). Professor of Bioinformatics and Genetic Engineering at the Institute of Biotechnology in the College of Biological Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL). He teaches since 1989 both Bachelor and Graduate School programs in the UANL. His research focuses on bioengineering and bioprocesses with recombinant yeast, protein biochemistry and genetic characterization of organisms. Author/co-author of 51 publications, 4 patents, and 1 technology transfer. Advisor for 10 Bachelor's thesis, 16 Master's thesis, and 8 Doctoral thesis. Honored with 39 awards. Member of the SNI (National Researchers System) level II, award from the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt) of México.

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