José Luis Sánchez-Salas
José Luis Sanchez-Salas is a Microbiologist and full-time associate professor of Chemical and Biological Sciences at the Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP) from 1998 to date. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemical pharmaceutical and biology from the Autonomous University of Puebla, his master’s in Microbiology from the National Polytechnic Institute and his doctorate of Microbiology from the National Polytechnic Institute. From 1993 to 1998, Sanchez-Salas conducted research at CINVESTAV-IPN in molecular biology of the parasite Entamoeba histolytica and molecular epidemiology of dengue; was an invited professor of Genetics at the National Polytechnic Institute from1993 to 1995. He chaired the graduate two programs: Mater in Clinical Biomedicine and Master in Biotechnology at UDLAP, from 1998 to 2002 and 2004-2006. Sanchez-Salas conducts research in the fields of microbiology and its application like, a) Isolation, characterization and genetic modification of microorganisms able to modify or degrade poor or non-biodegradable organic compounds; b) Bioremediation of water and soil with different toxic compounds; c) Use different advanced oxidation process for disinfection of freshwater for human consumption; d) Isolating new compounds from plant or bacterial cells with antibiotic or anti-inflammatory activity; d) Isolation of different bacterial cells from different clinical specimen and determination of their antibiotic sensitivity; e) Sporulation and germination of Bacillus subtilis in different environment conditions; f) Clinical microbiology of different human samples. He has received various awards, including Investigator National Level I of the National System of Researchers (1996 to present), visiting professor in summer period of 1998, 2004 and 2010 at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Connecticut. USA. His academic production includes more than 20 peer-reviewed papers, more than 20 technical reports, 30 conference papers.