Bio


Since my bachelor my main interest was the mycology. I did my bachelor thesis with morphology of Coccoloba uvifera's ectomycorrhizas, then my master thesis was about diversity of ectomycorrhizae in the Mexican tropical dry forest, and my PhD thesis was about the effect of the hurricane in soil fungal communities and the mycorrhizal network. I took a postdoc position in the Institute of Geology, where I studied the effect of waste water on agricultural microbial communities. I did two research stays in the University of Florida, and University of Tartu, Estonia.
I taught courses in the Faculty of Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México to undergradute students and one course to gradute students, I had advised four bachelor thesis from diverse topics related with fungi. I was treasurer of the Mycological Society of Mexico (2015-2018).
One of my passions is to paint watercolor and I illustrated a children's book for a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NAtions (FAO) contest in 2020.

Honors & Awards


  • Teófilo Herrera medal, Sociedad Mexicana de Micología (2015)
  • Best master thesis, Sociedad Mexicana de la Simbiosis Micorrízica (2016)
  • Meredith Blackwell medal, Mycological Society of America (2019)
  • Honorific mention for scientific book for children, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (2020)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, Sociedad Mexicana de Micología (2013 - Present)
  • Treasurer, Sociedad Mexicana de Micología (2015 - 2018)
  • Member, Grupo Interdisciplinario para el Desarrollo de la Entomicología en México (GIDEM) (2015 - 2019)
  • Member, Sociedad Mexicana de la Simbiosis Micorrízica (2016 - Present)
  • Member, Mycological Society of America (2019 - Present)
  • Member, South American Mycorrhizal Research Network (2019 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (2019)
  • Bachelor of Science, Universidad Veracruzana (2012)
  • Master of Science, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (2014)
  • Doctorate, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ecology (2019)
  • Master in Science, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Evolution (2014)
  • Bachelor, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico, Biology (2012)

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