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Acuña-González, Edgar

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Born in Puebla in October 4th, 1988. He studied elementary school at the American School of Puebla, he graduated from High School from the "Instituto Oriente de Puebla" getting the best grade average from his generation (100/100) which let him obtain the 90% excellency scholarship to study at ITESM Campus Puebla. He moved to Campus Monterrey and graduated in May 2013 from biotechnology engineering with the best grade average from his generation (94.9/100); he made a minor in molecular biology and music. He worked for the "Centro de Biotecnología FEMSA" in several bioprocess research projects between July 2013 y July 2014. He learned how to effectively grow biomass in a 15 liter biorreactor and developed several purification protocols to obtain products of interests from plants. He entered to the Biotechnology PhD program in August 2014, he made a short doctoral stay from March to August 2018 at Houston University where he learned metasequencing techniques, molecular identification and phylogenetic tree construction. He graduated in December 2018 with his thesis defense titled: "Effects of sound on growth, viability, protein production yield and gene expression in Escherichia coli". From March 2019 until today he has been working as a research specialist where his main research line is carotenoid recovery. He is also chair teacher for the Bioengineering Design Project and Computational Biology Analysis classes. He has taken courses for gender themes, data analysis, inclusion (mexican sign language) and microalgae growth.
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