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Dra. Silvia Edith Valdés Rodríguez



Position : Investigador 3B, SNI I.
Telephone:  +52 (462) 6239638 
Department: Biotecnología y Bioquímica 


Education & training

1999 PhD in Plant Biotechnology Irapuato, Guanajuato, México
1986 MSc in Plant Biology. Irapuato, Guanajuato, México
1981 Pharmaceutical Chemistry Biologist. UNAM, D.F., México

Areas of research: Biochemical and molecular characterization of proteins associated with tolerance to biotic and abiotic stress. Purification of a recombinant cistatin effective against insects and fungal phytopathogens. Characterization of the proteome of isolates of B. subtilis with antifungal activity and identification of the metabolites responsible.




Recent Publications

  • Dora Linda Guzmán-de-Peña, Ana María Correa-González, Laura Valdés-Santiago, Claudia G. León-Ramírez & Silvia Valdés-Rodríguez. (2015) In vitro effect of Recombinant Amaranth cystatin (AhCPI) on spore germination, mycelial growth, stress response and cellular integrity of Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus parasiticus. Mycology. (6):168-175.
  • Laura M. López-Castillo, Janet A. I. López-Arciniega, Armando Guerrero-Rangel, Silvia Valdés-Rodríguez, Luis G. Brieba, Silverio García-Lara, and Robert Winkler. (2015) Identification of B6T173 (ZmPrx35) as the prevailing peroxidase in highly insect-resistant maize (Zea mays, p84C3) kernels by activity-directed purification. Frontiers in Plant Science, 6(670):1–13.
  • Silvia Valdés-Rodríguez, Juan Pablo Galván-Ramírez, Armando Guerrero-Rangel, Alberto Cedro-Tanda. (2015) Multifunctional amaranth cystatin inhibits endogenous and digestive insect cysteine endopeptidases: A potential tool to prevent proteolysis and for the control of insect pests. Biotechnol. Appl. Biochem. 634-641.
  • Marco A. Mata-Gómez, Matthew T. Yasui, Armando Guerrero-Rangel, Silvia Valdés-Rodríguez, Robert Winkler.  (2012) Accelerated identification of proteins by Mass Spectrometry employing covalent pre-gel staining with Uniblue A. Plos One.  7(2): 1-10.
  • Carlos H. Acosta-Muñiz, Lina Escobar-Tovar, Silvia Valdés-Rodriguez, Silvia Fernandez-Pavia, Luis J. Arias-Saucedo, María de la Cruz Espindola Barquera , and Miguel A. Gomez Lim. (2011) Identification of Avocado (Persea americana) proteins induced in roots after infection with the pathogenic oomycete Phytophtora cinnamomi using a proteomic approach. Physiologia plantarum.  144:59-72.
  • Luz María Ibarra-Velázquez, María del Refugio Torres-Vitela, Isaac Andrade-González, Irma G. López-Muraira, Silvia E. Valdés-Rodríguez and Juan Florencio Gómez-Leyva. (2011) Genetic variation and antibiotic susceptibility among Staphylococcus aureus isolates from dairy products and food handlers. African Journal of Microbiology Research.  5 (27): 4901-4908.
  • Silvia Valdés-Rodriguez, Alberto Cedro-Tanda, Victor Aguilar-Hernández, Erick Cortes-Onofre, Alejandro Blanco-Labra, Armando Guerrero-Rangel. (2010) Recombinant Amaranth Cystatin (Ahcpi) Inhibits The Growth Of Phytopathogenic Fungi. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 48:469-475