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Research Team

Scientific research is always a team effort. Here’s the people who make it all possible and the tiniest homage to those who have made an indelible mark in our research and our lives. ¡Gracias totales!

Current Members

Miguel Ángel Porras

PhD Researcher

In silico design of unnatural base pairs and exogenous nucleotides.

Diana Heredia

Undergraduate trainee (Based in Yachay, Ecuador)

Origin and application of sigma-hole containing compounds.
Estudiante de Química en Yachay Tech, cuando no estoy aprendiendo estoy contemplando la naturaleza y capturando su esencia en fotos.

Humberto Estrada

Undergraduate trainee

Excited state calculations of photosynthetic pigments


Emanuel Contreras

Undergraduate trainee

Excited state calculations of photosynthetic pigments

Dirección de Desarrollo Profesional en ACS Student Chapter UNAM


Past Members

Dr. Gustavo “Gus” Mondragón

PhD Researcher

Excitonic transference mechanisms in photosynthetic systems

Currently Postdoc researcher at Northeastern University (Boston, MA) in Dr. Sijia Dong’s group

Adriana Corona

BSc – Undergrad Student

Excitonic transference processes in Photosynthesis

Samuel Márquez

Undergraduate trainee

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for molecular design

Samantha Martínez

Undergraduate trainee

Machine learning methods for designing exogenous nucleotides. Chemical Education and science communication

Cristian Hernández

Undergraduate trainee (Based in Guatemala City)

Interaction energy calculations on non-standard nucleotides

Andrés Linares

BSc – Undergrad Student

Sigma holes in main group metals and the physical origin of their anisotropy

Mariana Albarrán

BSc – Undergrad Student

Non-canonical nucleotides and modified DNA templates as biological sensors

Dr. Jacinto Sandoval

Postdoctoral Researcher

Excited state calculations in photosynthetic pigments. Physical Organic Chemistry

Currently at Instituto Tecnológico de San Martín Texmelucan

Dr. María Eugenia Sandoval

BSc & MSc Student

Exciton Migration in Photosynthetic pigments
Calixarene-based drug delivery agents

University of Barcelona, Spain (PhD)
Currently at Universidad de Alicante (p.doc)
Marie Curie Scholarship Awardee
(Queen Mary University of London w/Prof. Rachel Crespo-Otero)

Dr. Luis Enrique Aguilar

BSc Student

Calixarene-based drug delivery agents

University of Groeningen, Nederlands (PhD)

Currently Lecturer at Amsterdam University

Dr. Guillermo Caballero

BSc Student

Mechanistic studies of uncommon organic reactions

Cambridge University, UK (PhD)
Currently Postdoc in Robert Britton’s Group at Simon Fraser’s University (Canada)

Durbis Castillo

BSc Student

Molecular Docking and Drug Design for HIV-1 GP120 entry protein

Currently at McGill University, Canada (PhD)
Vanier Scholarship Awardee

Howard Diaz

BSc Student

Molecular Docking for HIV-1 GP120 Protein

UNAM, Mexico (PhD)
Currently at UNAM, Mexico, Postdoc

Leonardo Lugo

Reaction Mechanisms and bonding properties of Au compounds

(On loan from the group of Oscar C. Jimenez-Halla at Guanajuato U.)

Raúl Torres

Graduate intern

Graphene Oxide and calixarene-based arsenic removal compounds

UNAM, Mexico (MSc)
Currently at Notre Dame U (PhD)

Raúl Márquez

BSc Student

Molecular Dynamics simulations of entry inhibitors for GP120 protein

Alberto Olmedo

Masters Student

Calixarene-based drug delivery agents
Halogen Bonding

Marco Díaz

MSc Student

Allosteric Weak Link Approach capsules
Calixarene-based molecular recognition agents

Eduardo Cruz

Undergraduate trainee

Calixarene-based drug delivery agents

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