Born in Mexico city (1956). BS in biochemistry (1978) and MSc in molecular biology (1982) at UNAM Mexico. PhD in plant biotechnology (1989) at CINVESTAV-IPN Irapuato. Research stay at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding - Cologne, Germany (1986-1989). Sabbatical stay at Agronomy Dept., College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA (1997-1998). Sabbatical stay at Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA (2014-2015). Currently researcher in basic and applied plant secondary products at Genetic Engineering Department of CINVESTAV-IPN Irapuato Unit, Guanajuato, Mexico.