Team:UANL Mty-Mexico/Team/Members


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Rodolfo Amador Salazar Ybarra (Rodo)
Born City: Monterrey, NL
Special Skills: Agarose gels, bacteria killer
Area of Interest: Medicine, physics, mathematics and systems biology
Interest food and drink: Pizza, chinese food, coffee, tea, Fraile-beer and wine
Sleep hours: 5-7 h
No. of cookies: 3-4 per day
Vices: Coffee, thinking in tiny details, wasting time in an interesting way
Hobbies: Talking, reading, observing things that usually go unnoticed, learning, football soccer, music, partiess and more
What others say about him: I get distracted easily and hardly get mad
Janssel Reyes del Castillo (Mattie)
Born City: Monterrey, NL
Special Skills: MiniPreps with both hands
Area of Interest: Molecular Biology, Biomedicine, Industrial Biotechnology
Interest food and drink: Trompo's tacos, limonade and vanilla milk
Sleep hours: 6-9 h
No. of cookies: 4-8 per day
Vices: Phrases or quotes to say, penguins, reading books, watching videos on YouTube and make sodokus
Hobbies: Reading classic literature, hearing rap, sleep, play in the iPad, make drawings and take videos
What others say about him: Lord Totopo (Nacho)
Albert Lerma Escalera
Born City: Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas
Special Skills: Fill thermocycler with PCR reactions
Area of Interest: Genome engineering and genomics
Interest food and drink: Cold tea, shots, beer and roast beef
Sleep hours: 6 h
No. of cookies: Depending on the package
Vices: Chocolate and shots
Hobbies: Hearing music, football soccer
What others say about him: I'm a serious person. "Rodo"
Porfirio Quintero Cadena (Dr. Quin)
Born City: Córdoba, Veracruz
Special Skills: Ligation and transformation
Area of Interest: Systems Biology
Interest food and drink: Fraile-beer and wings
Sleep hours: As much as possible
No. of cookies: 4 before Diego, 0 after Diego
Vices: Sleeping
Hobbies: Reading books, reading ebooks, reading tarot, reading hand, reading tea leafs, reading minds, reading series and fraile-beer.
What others say about him: They say I look very bad when I just wake up, they thank not to be me those times.
Eduardo Almeyda Carbajal (Lalo)
Born City: Campeche, Campeche
Special Skills: Extraction, cut, ligation, transformation, fly
Area of Interest: Molecular medicine, genome engineering and pharmacogenomics
Interest food and drink: Enchiladas suizas and Pepsi
Sleep hours: 6-8 h
No. of cookies: 2 per day
Vices: Being cool
Hobbies: Hearing music, watching series and movies
What others say about him: I'm not as cool as I say :(
Heber Torres Cordero
Born City: Monterrey, NL
Special Skills: MiniPrep with both feet
Area of Interest: Industrial Biotechnology, pharmacogenomics and synthetic biology
Interest food and drink: Nestea, lemonade and sushi
Sleep hours: 6-8 h
No. of cookies: Depending on the number of packages
Vices: Computers and mobile devices, taking pictures and music
Hobbies: Visit new places, read the Bible, take pictures and videos, play drums and hear music
What others say about him:I say rare things, I don't think so
Daniel Rodriguez Reyna (Jimmy Bly)
Born City: Monterrey, NL
Special Skills: Being in the computer and throw glass tubes at the lab
Area of Interest: Bioinformatics and synthetic biology
Interest food and drink: Chocolala and tacos
Sleep hours: 4-6 h
No. of cookies: As much as possible
Vices: Workaholic and pressure
Hobbies: Driving, run, use Heber's iPad, play Hacktisack, bullying Mattie, give D-orders.
What others say about him:It's better to stay in my computer than being in the lab
Diego Cuerda Gil (Die-Egou)
Born City: Torreón, Coahuila, México
Special Skills: Arrive early to lab and prepare agarose
Area of Interest: Genome Engineering
Interest food and drink: Mole and Fraile-Beer
Sleep hours: 8 hours (sometimes)
No. of cookies: 1/2 package per day low hunger
Vices: Muffins and cookies (chocolate)
Hobbies: Going to Sierra, Internet and Work
What others say about him:I'm The Light man
Miguel Angel Loera Sánchez
Born City: Monterrey, NL
Special Skills: Barking
Area of Interest: Systems Biology
Interest food and drink: Bread with Nutella / Coffee
Sleep hours: 8 hours
No. of cookies:
Vices: Coffee. And Nutella. And watching internet memes.
Hobbies: Piano
What others say about him: "What is this I don't even...!"
Aracely Castillo Venzor
Born City: Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua
Special Skills: Mathematical Modelling
Area of Interest: Systems biology, organ engineering, molecular medicine, pharmacogenomics
Interest food and drink: Mexican food
Sleep hours: 4-6 hours
No. of cookies: D:
Vices: Workaholic
Hobbies: Dancing, reading, traveling, learning
What others say about him: She is so hyperactive
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Juan Manuel Alcocer Gonzålez

Alcocer González. Chemist Bacteriologist Parasitologist since 1982, Master of Science in Immunology since 1993, Doctor of Science in Microbiology in 1997. All conducted in the Biology School at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. His research is in biology and chemistry. Specializing in cancer immunity and infectious disease vaccine development. Recognized by the 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 Ph.D.

J Claudio Moreno Rocha, Ph. D.

J. Claudio Moreno-Rocha. Biologist from the Biology School, Master and Doctor degree with Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering from the Medicine School, both from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, México. He was Assistant Research in the Molecular Biology lab in Medicine School from 1990 to 2000 and actually he is Assistant Professor and Full Researcher in Biology School since 2000 until today. He is Genetics, Bioinformatics and System Biology professor in the Biology School. His research projects are the Drosophila melanogaster microRNA promoter detection and characterization in silico and in vivo. Other item is the Drosophila homeotic gene regulation with microRNAs in cell culture and in vivo. He visit as interchange research fellow the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas in 1992; Molecular Centre "Severo Ochoa" in the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid in 1994; Institut de Genetiqué et Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC) in Strasbourg France in 1997 and the Neurobiology Centre UNAM in Queretaro, México in 2003.

Jeffrey J. Tabor, Ph. D.

Jeff Tabor builds synthetic genetic control systems to engineer complex biological behaviors such as pattern formation and social interactions.
His projects at Rice University include engineering cellular sensors that respond to unnatural inputs such as light, building genetic circuits and signal transduction cascades to process sensory information, combining sensors and circuits to rewire metabolic pathways, engineering new modes of cell-cell communication, and combining all of these technologies to program synthetic social interactions and pattern formation. The research builds upon his work as a postdoctoral fellow in Christopher Voigt's laboratory at University of California, San Francisco where he programmed bacterial communities to function as a light responsive photographic film and work as a parallel computer to perform the image-processing task of edge detection.
The research, which was supported by a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institutes of Health, demonstrated that complex multicellular behaviors can be engineered by the stepwise assembly of well-characterized genetic modules.

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Diana Resendez-Pérez, Ph. D.

Diana Resendez-Pérez. Professor of Developmental Biology and Genetics in the Department of Cell Biology and Genetics at the University of Nuevo Leon in México. In addition of scientific research at UANL, she is doing teaching both in Bachelor and Graduate School basically on Genetics, Developmental Biology and Molecular Biology. Her research focuses in using Drosophila melanogaster and genomic approaches to understand biological processes. Her lab is mainly focus on the following areas: Genetic regulation of Antennapedia function during development of D. melanogaster, Homeotic regulation using microRNAs in Drosophila, Differential expression of HOX genes in Breast, Ovarian and Cervical Cancer and Molecular Genotyping of Agaves using ITSs nucleotide sequences. Professor Resendez was awarded with the UANL prize for basic research in 1991 and the Honorific mention "Summa Cum Laude" in her Ph.D. dissertation two years later. She was honored with the Winner of National Prize "Weizmann 1992" in Natural Sciences. Her lab was winner of the best Master in Sciences Thesis at UANL 2005 in Basic Sciences and best Bachelor Thesis at UANL 2008 in Health Sciences.

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Elva Teresa Aréchiga-Carvajal, Ph. D.

Aréchiga Carvajal was born in Monterrey, N. L., México, and holds a Bs in Microbiology from the Biology Faculty of the UANL. She got her Doctoral degree in Plant Biotechnology from the Center of Advanced Research of the Polytechnic National Institute (CINVESTAV, México). She has been a Professor of the Genomic Biotechnology Undergraduates program in the Biology Faculty 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 in México since 2006.

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Mario Bermudez-de Leon, Ph. D.

Dr. Mario Bermudez de Leon has M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados (Cinvestav) at Polytechnic National Institute, Mexico. Dr. Bermudez de Leon was supported by Muscular Dystrophy Association (USA) as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Cinvestav, and received a 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, and the molecular mechanisms how they happen. Also, he has worked with genotyping in human population medically, occupationally or environmentally exposed to xenobiotics. Dr. Bermudez de Leon received the medal of outstanding performance from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana and won the Roche award for his scientific work. Moreover, he has published 21 papers as author/co-author, and, since 2008, he has been teaching courses of Pharmacogenomics, Transgenesis and Cloning in Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon.

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Ernesto Vázquez-Martínez, Ph. D.

Dr. Vázquez received the B.Sc. degree in electronic and communications engineering and M.Sc. degree from the UANL, Monterrey, Mexico in 1989 and 1991 respectively. In 1994 received the Ph.D. degrees from the same university with "Methodology to protection operation analysis for fault diagnosis in power systems" as his dissertation topic. His main research interests are in power system protection and application of artificial intelligence techniques in power systems. Since 1992 Dr. Vázquez has been a professor in the UANL, and from 1996, he is currently a Professor of the Ph.D. Program on Electrical Engineering. In 2000 he did a one-year research stay in University of Manitoba, Canada, and actually he is visiting professor at University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Vázquez has been conducting research in power system protection and artificial intelligence since 1994. He has written or coauthored 15 technical papers, 80 conference papers. Dr. Vázquez has been the Graduate Advisor for 20 M.Sc. students and 3 B.Sc. in México. He has lectured in 95 post graduate and training courses in México, Venezuela, República Dominicana, Guatemala, El Salvador and Perú, mainly oriented to power utility engineers in protective relay theory and its operation.

dr ernesto
Jose Maria Viader-Salvadó, Ph. D.

José M. Viader-Salvado. Chemical Engineering from Instituto Químico de Sarriá IQS), Barcelona, Spain (June 1983). Ph. D. in Chemical Engineer IQS, Barcelona, Spain and the Max-Planck-Institut für Strahlenchemie, Mülheim ad Ruhr, Germany (June 1988). Professor of Bioinformatics and Genetic Engineering at the Institute of Biotechnology, Biological Sciences School , Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) in México. 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 Bachelor's thesis (10), Master's Thesis (16), and Doctoral thesis (8). Honored with 39 awards. Member of the National Researchers System (SNI-II-2012-2015) award from the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico.

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Martha Guerrero Olazarán, Ph. D.

Martha Guerrero-Olazarán. Degree in Chemistry from Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, N.L. México (1979). Master's degree in Applied Analytical Chemistry by the Universidad Regiomontana, Monterrey, N.L. México (1983). Ph. D. in Scientiarum humanorum at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Clinical Medicine School, Heidelberg University, Germany (1989). Professor of Biotechnoloy and Genetic Engineering at the Institute of Biotechnology, Biological Sciences School , Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in México. He teaches since 1989 both Bachelor and Graduate School programs. His research focuses on biotechnology with recombinant yeast, protein biochemistry, and genetic characterization of organisms. Author/co-author of 45 publications, 4 patents, and 1 technology transfer. Advisor for Bachelor's thesis (9), Master's Thesis (15), and Doctoral thesis (6). Honored with 39 awards. Member of the National Researchers System (SNI-II-2012-2015) award from the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico.

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