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Master Students

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M. Sc. Ana Corral Federico (Master Student)

I am a biologist who graduated from the Faculty of Sciences of the Autonomous University of Baja California. My project consists of the isolation of diazotrophic bacteria associated with plants distributed in Baja California for the development of biofertilizers. I investigate the potential of these bacteria as plant growth promoters and antagonists against phytopathogens, as well as their effects on plants of agricultural importance in the region

Master Thesis successfully defended, November 2021

Paper on the colonization of Solanaceous crops by bacteria from a native Solanaceae, May 2024

M. Sc. Jenny Jocabet Meza (Master Student)

I'm an environmental science engineer by the Sonora Institute of Technology, for my thesis I worked with Plant growth-promoting native rhizobacteria from the Yaqui Valley in wheat crops. I’m interested in investigating the plant-bacteria interactions and their potential use as biofertilizers.

Master thesis successfully defended, December 2022

Book Chapter about PGPR form Native plants published, February 2024

Paper on the colonization of Solanaceous crops by bacteria from a native Solanaceae, May 2024

Undergrad Students

Ing. Cely Gaytan (Undergrad Thesis/Profesional Practices)

I am an Biotechnology Engineering student at the Tijuana University of Technology

Undergrad thesis successfully defended, April 2022

Biol. Indhira Hernández León (Undergrad Thesis/Profesional Practices)

I am an undergraduate biology student at the Autonomous University of Baja California. I am broadly interested in immunology and sustainable agriculture.  

Initially, at the Signal Translation and Agricultural Microbiology lab, I collaborated on a project regarding the characterization of a two component system. Currently, I am working on my thesis project.

Undergrad thesis successfully defended, March 2023

Internship Students


Biol. Maria Aquino (Research Internship, 2019)

I am a biologist graduated from the Autonomous University of Baja California. During my training I worked on a project on the ecology of Microtus californicus huperuthus in the La Grulla Valley, Sierra San Pedro Mártir. 
My main interests in science are conservation, molecular ecology, and biotechnology. My passion is to go to the field to obtain data and to be able to interact with nature. The Sierra San Pedro Mártir especially won my love after having visited it throughout my training.

Paper on a Novel Two-Component Signal Transduction in Sinorhizobium fredii NGR234, April 2022

Eliza Yolotzin Arevalo García (Summer internship)

My name is Eliza Yolotzin Arevalo García and I am 22 years old. I am a student of Parasitology Bacteriologist Chemist at the National School of Biological Sciences-IPN.
I am passionate about areas of study such as microbial ecology and genetics, and I deeply enjoy understanding biochemical and molecular processes. Currently, I am working on my thesis research on the expression of a Trehalase.


Miriam Gaspar (Professional Internship, 2018)

I finished my studies in Biology at the Autonomous University of Baja California, my academic interests include biotechnology applied to health and plants, molecular and genetic biology. During my training, I made an internship in the Laboratory of Toxicology at the Sciences Faculty at UABC working on the genotoxicity and cytotoxicity in agricultural laborers project. I have also participated in the exotic species monitoring workshop as well as in the design of immunogens.

Paper on a Novel Two-Component Signal Transduction in Sinorhizobium fredii NGR234, April 2022

Ing. Edith González (Professional Internship/Summer Internship, 2019)

Biochemical Engineering student at the Technological Institute of Tijuana. I am interested in research in the area of microbiology and in studying a master's degree. My goal is to integrate into a research team and collaborate with cutting-edge projects. I participated in the committee of my undergrad program seeking to encourage science i among my colleagues.

José A. Hernández (Summer internship)
I am a student of the Parasitology Bacteriologist Chemist undergad program at the National School of Biological Sciences-IPN. I am fascinated by microbiology in its various areas. I am currently doing my thesis related to Diagnostic Immunology and Molecular Microbiology. I am interested in learning about plant-microorganism interactions and taking advantage of this to develop sustainable techniques. In the future I would like to do a postgraduate degree related to Applied Microbiology.”

Biol. Arianna Jimenez (Professional Internship, 2019)

I study my last semester of Biology at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. I joined Dr. Edgardo's laboratory to do my professional practices since I am interested in learning more about Molecular Biology techniques.

Kendy Yetlanezi Pérez Valenzuela (Research internship)

My name is Kendy Yetlanezi Pérez Valenzuela, I am a student of Biomedical Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Occidente campus Guasave, Sinaloa. Microbiology is interesting to me because such small things can trigger adverse reactions both in the human body and in nature. I currently hope to start my academic internship focused on agriculture because it is what is done the most in the state where I am from.

Ing. Jimena Rábago 

I did my bachelor’s in Agriculture, at EARTH University in Costa Rica. I’ve worked with organic agriculture throughout my career. I’m interested in investigating how microbial communities in soil get stablished, work and interact with plants in agricultural systems, in the hope that we can eventually manipulate these communities and push productive systems towards health, without the use of toxic chemicals.

Book Chapter published, January 2021


Biol. Sheila Ramirez (Summer Internship, 2019)

My name is Sheila Ramirez, an undergrad student in Biological Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and a future graduate at the University of Guadalajara, by the thesis modality, which I find myself doing in collaboration with the phytopathology laboratory belonging to CICESE. Thanks to this project my interest in environmental sciences has increased, so I would be interested in completing a master's degree in this area in the future.

Daleth Soto (Research internship)

My name is Daleth Soto. I’m a Biology student at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. The reason why I decided to study Biology as a career, is the magnificence behind cellular processes. Now, in this point of my life I got interested in the research project “Biological and Functional Characterization of the SLC5/STAC Two-Component Signal Transduction Systems”, in which I would like to learn and enrich my knowledge.
In the future my plans include going on a student exchange program to Linz, Austria and study a master's degree in Biochemistry.

Karime Michelle Soto Estrella (Summer internship)

I'm 23 years-old and I'm in the process of completing my environmental engineering degree. Since I was little, I've been interested in biology because I have always thought that everything in nature Is connected, in which every factor counts and significant changes emerge. I'm interested in the area of agricultural microbiology,in the discovery of bacterial species as an alternative biofertilizer. At the moment, I'm working on my thesis Project in quality control in nitrogenous fertilizers

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