Alfredo Diaz-Lara has a bachelor’s degree from the Chapingo Autonomous University in Mexico. He obtained a Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. From 2017 to 2020, he held a postdoctoral position at University of California-Davis. His research focuses on the epidemiology of plant viruses with economic importance, investigating the incidence and mechanisms of transmission. Additionally, he is identifying novel viruses using high throughput sequencing. In 2020, Dr. Diaz-Lara joined the Department of Bioengineering in the School of Engineering and Sciences at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Queretaro.
Maritza Alonzo-Macías is a Biochemical Engineer from the Technological Institute of Morelia. She has an MSc in Food Science and Technology from the Queretaro Autonomous University. She obtained a Ph.D. in Process Engineering at La Rochelle University, France. From 2014 to 2016, she held a postdoctoral position at National Polytechnical Institute, Mexico. Currently, she is the Program Head of Biotechnology Engineering at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Queretaro.
She belongs to the National System of Researchers Level I. Her research focuses on intensifying the drying and extraction process by applying technologies such as instant controlled pressure drop (DIC) to various biological materials. She has published in distinguished journals Q1/Q2.