Jose F Garcia-Mazcorro
Dr. Mazcorro received his degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL, 2005). Later, he received his Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University (2011) for his work on the gastrointestinal microbiota of small animals, under the mentorship of Dr. Jörg Steiner and Dr. Jan Suchodolski at the Gastrointestinal Laboratory. In 2012, he started a lecturer/assistant Professor position in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the UANL. In the same School, Dr. Mazcorro now serves as a full-time Faculty member, where he holds several administrative and other duties. He is the leader of a small research group called Medical EcoBiology. In collaboration with several groups of researchers, he has published several peer-reviewed research and review papers. He has presented his research in multiple national and international platforms, including the Symposium of the International Society of Microbial Ecology. His work focuses on the use of molecular and computational tools to study complex microbial ecosystems. He is particularly intrigued by ribosomal evolution, and particularly of the 16S rRNA gene, as well as coevolution of microorganisms with animal and human hosts. Along with his wife Dr. Alicia Marroquin, every Saturday he teaches Science to primary and junior high students.