1) Physiology, Epidemiology and Control of Foodborne Pathogens.
2) Microbial Toxins
3) Diagnostic Rapid Methods in Microbiology.
1984 BSc. Chemist - Bacteriologist - Parasitologist, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (U.A.N.L.)
1988 y 1989 Predoctoral Training. Food Science Department, University of Massachusetts, USA.
1990 Doctor in Science, Medical Microbiology, U.A.N.L.
1991-1999, 2006 Visiting Scientist, Food Science Department, University of Massachusetts, E.U.A.
1999 Visiting Scientist. National Animal Disease Center, USDA, Ames, Iowa, E.U.A.
ACADEMIC and ADMINISTRATIVE
1983 – 1987 Research Assistant. Fac. Ciencias Biologicas, UANL.
1987 – 1991 Professional Assistant, Fac. C. Biologicas, U.A.N.L
1988 – 1991 Part time Assistant Professor. Fac. Ciencias Biologicas, UANL.
1991 – 1995 Chief of Laboratory. Laboratory of Microbial Biochemistry and Genetics. Fac. de Ciencias Biologicas, UANL.
1991 – to date. Professor. Fac. Ciencias Biologicas, UANL.
1993 – to date. Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Microbiology. Fac. de Ciencias Biologicas, UANL.
1995 – 2000 Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. Fac. de Ciencias Biologicas, UANL.
2000 – 2006 Dean. Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas, U.A.N.L.
PRINCIPAL AWARDS and RECOGNITION
2017. Harry Haverland Award. International Association for Food Protection. Tampa, FL. USA.
2017. UANL Research Award 2017, Natural Sciences Area.
2017. Member of the Editorial Board of Food Biotechnology.
2014-2016. President. Mexican Association for Food Protection (AMEPAL)
2013. "International Leadership Award". International Association for Food Protection. Charlotte, N.C. USA.
2013-2015. President. Mexican Association of Food Science (AMECA).
2013. "Manuel Rodríguez Quintanilla Award". Alumni of the Medicine School. UANL.
2012 - Member of the Section & Affiliate Organization Development Task Force of the Institute of Food Technologists. Chicago Il. USA.
2011-2012. Member of the Strategy Group of the Institute of Food Technologists. Chicago Il, USA.
2012-2014. Vice President of the Mexican Association of Food Science (AMECA).
2010-2012. Member of the Awards Committee. Mexican Academy of Sciences.
2009. President of the alumni Association of the Graduate Program in Basic Sciences. Medicine School. UANL.
2008 to date. Member of the Board of Governors of UANL.
2004 to date. Advisor of the International Foundation for Science, Stockholm.
2006 Member of the Mexican Advisory Panel for Science and Technology.
2005 Member of the Editorial Board of Revista Ciencia UANL.
2003 a 2006 Member of the Review Panel for Research Grants, Mexican National Council for Science and Technology.
2003 State of Nuevo Leon Health Research Award.
2002 to date Recognized by the Mexican Faculty Development Program (PROMEP).
2002 to date Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences.
2001 - 2006 Member of the Academic Commission of the UANL.
2002 - 2010 Member of the Accreditation Committee of the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology.
2001 to date Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Food Protection.
2001 to date Reviewer of different journals: Food Microbiology, Revista Sparere, Polibotanica, Canadian Journal of Microbiology, Food Additives and Contaminants, International Journal of Food Microbiology, Food and Bioprocess Technology, Global Science Books, Journal of Food Safety, Microbiological Research, and others
2000 Member of the Committee for International Fellowships of the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology.
2000 “Student Travel Award” to students awarded by Kikoman Corporation. American Society for Microbiology.
1997 North East-Mexico Representative of the Latin American Association of Mycology.
1992 to date. Member of the Mexican National Researchers System. Currently level III.
1991 UANL Research Award 1991, Health Sciences area.