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De Donato-Capote, Marcos

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Bachelor of Science with major in Biology from Universidad de Oriente, Cumana, Venezuela, and Philosophical Doctor in Genetics from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. Visiting Research Professor at Cornell University, New York, USA, for 2 years. Professor for 25 years at the Universidad de Oriente, teaching courses and carrying out research in molecular diagnostics and epidemiology of pathogens, as well as molecular and population genetics of animals. Worked as a Geneticist for Pig Improvement Company for 2 years, in charge of Latin American clients. Worked also advising genetic improvement programs in shrimp from Venezuela, Panama, Nicaragua and Mexico breeding centers. Since 2015, working as a professor at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, campus Queretaro, in the Center for Bioengineering for the careers of Biotechnology Engineer and Agri-Food Biosystems Engineer. Conducts research in microbial and animal genetics and genomics, focused on biotechnological applications in health, animal production and aquaculture, and in charge of the Genomics Unit. Has published more than 90 scientific articles in indexed journals, with more than 2,400 citations (ResearchGate) and has presented more than 200 papers at scientific events in different countries. Carrying out research collaborations with scientists from USA, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Venezuela and Ecuador, among others. Was the editor for 5 years of the Saber journal of the Universidad de Oriente. It is currently an associate editor of BMC Genomics journal (Springer Nature editorial) since 2018. It belongs to the National System of Researchers of Mexico (SNI) at level II (of 3 levels). Currently doing research on the use of the genomic information of microorganisms to understand infectious diseases, their evolution and the establishment and progression of microbial communities and applications of microbial metabolites in agriculture and industry. In addition, application of genomics to study economically important animal populations, evolution of genes and genomes and traits in animals applied to aquaculture and livestock production.
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