Associate Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Member Redox Biology Center (RBC)
Courtesy Appointment, Department of Environmental Agricultural and Occupational Health. College of Public Health, University of Nebraska-Medical Center
Redox signaling with an emphasis in thiol-redox homeostasis and oxidative protein cysteine modifications
Cell death pathways (apoptosis, autophagy and necrosis) involved in neuronal cell death associated with neurotoxicity, neurodegenerative disorders, ischemia and brain injury
The implications of cellular bioenergetics and metabolism in the regulation of cell death/survival
Education & Training
1996-2000. National University of Mexico (UNAM). School of Sciences. B. S. in Biology
2000-2004. National University of Mexico (UNAM). Cell Physiology Institute. Ph.D. in Sciences (Biomedical sciences) Advisor: Prof. Herminia Pasantes Morales
2004-2009. Postdoctoral Fellow. Laboratory of Signal Transduction, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH. Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Supervisor: Dr. John A. Cidlowski
Awards, Fellowships and Recognitions
2001 and 2003. Young Investigator Travel Award. International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN)
2001. Basic Neurochemistry School (Scholarship). International Society for Neurochemistry.
2002. Young Investigator Travel Award. American Society for Neurochemistry (ASN)
2005. Marie Curie Scholarship. European Cell Death Organization
2007 and 2009. Travel Award. American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). Experimental Biology
2007. Martin Rodbell Travel Award, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
2008. Travel Award. Keystone Symposia Scholarship. Cell Death in the Immune System.
2006-present. National Program of Researchers (SNI) Level III. CONACYT, Mexico
2010. Layman Award. Office of Research. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2014. SIGMA XI Outstanding Young Scientist Award (University of Nebraska Chapter)
2016. Visiting Distinguished Professor. Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC) and Mexico-EUA Science Foundation (FUMEC)
2009-2015. Member of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine
2012-present. Regular Member of the Society for Neuroscience
2013-present. Full Member of the Society of Toxicology
2015-present. Numerary Member. Mexican Society of Biochemistry (SMB)
2016-present. Editorial Board (Review Editor in Signaling). Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
2016-present. Associate Editor. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy
2015-present. Editorial Board. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
2014-present. Academic Editor. PLOS ONE
2009-present. Editorial Board. Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods.
2011-present. Editorial Board. Chemico-Biological Interactions.
Other professional experience
2003-2004. Teaching Professor in Physiology. Bachelor in Biology Program. School of Sciences. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Av. Insurgentes Sur 3000, Circuito Exterior. Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico D.F. C.P. 04510.
2001. Visiting Scientist. Biochemical Department. August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhaguen, Copenhaguen, Denmark.
2009. Principal Investigator. Department of Toxicology. Center of Advanced Studies and Research of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV). Mexico City, D.F. Mexico.