Research Interests

​I acquired my biology education from the National University of Mexico (UNAM), with emphasis on evolution and cell imaging techniques.
I am fascinated with fundamental biological questions concerning the origin of life and the origin of eukaryotes. More specifically, I am interested in the evolution of cell complexity and diversity in unicellular microorganisms. I address some aspects of these questions using an evolutionary cell biology approach. Here, I am working on bacteria, archaea, and unicellular eukaryotes and combine experimental with phylologentic and evolutionary narratives on early cell evolution

Education Profile

  • ​Evolutionary cell biology, archaea, Electron Microscopy, Marine microbiology​​​

Professional Profile

  • ​​​2017: MS Student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia​​


  • ​National Youth Award (Science and Technology), 2009, Mexico.​​​​​​

KAUST Affiliations

  • 2017: MS Student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2016: VSRP Research Intern, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia​​​​​