Dra. Mercedes Guadalupe López Pérez
Telephone: +52 (462) 623-9644
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:
- Alcoholic beverages: Determination of authenticity by GC-MS and stable isotopes.
- Agaves and health: Purification and characterization by MALDI-TOF-MS and derivatized-GC-MS. Analysis of neutraceutic potential.
- Agave as a crop: Fructans as developmental markers of Agave species and as phenological markers of maturity.
- Fructans and Fructosyltransferases as protectants for drought and cold stress, Agave as a model to study fructan metabolism under different stress conditions.