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Dra. Mercedes Guadalupe López Pérez

 

Telephone:  +52 (462) 623-9644
E-mail: mlopez@ira.cinvestav.mx

Researcher. Ph.D. in Agriculture and Environmental Chemistry, 1990, Department of Food Science, University of California, Davis, CA, USA.
Postdoctoral research: Biochemistry Department, University of Columbia, Missouri USA (1991). National researcher level II.

Areas of research:

  1. Alcoholic beverages: Determination of authenticity by GC-MS and stable isotopes.
  2. Agaves and health: Purification and characterization by MALDI-TOF-MS and derivatized-GC-MS. Analysis of neutraceutic potential.
  3. Agave as a crop: Fructans as developmental markers of Agave species and as phenological markers of maturity.
  4. Fructans and Fructosyltransferases as protectants for drought and cold stress, Agave as a model to study fructan metabolism under different stress conditions.