F. Cruz-Sosa Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa (UAM-Iztapalapa) Mexico City Mexico Biography
Biography of F. Cruz-Sosa
Dr. Francisco Cruz Sosa obtained a degree in chemistry from the Faculty of Chemistry of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1979, an MSc from UNAM in 1984 and a PhD from the UNAM in 1988. He joined the Biotechnology Department of the Metropolitan Autonomous University-Iztapalapa (UAM- Iztapalapa, Mexico City) in 1984, where he is currently Full Professor, belongs to the National System of Researchers (SNI, CONACYT-Mexico) and the Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC-Mexico). Since joining Biotechnology Department, he was appointed professor of general and organic chemistry courses and from October 1989 to August 2008. He was head of the Natural Products Area of Biotechnology Department. Dr. Sosa research focuses on the production of secondary metabolites as bioactive compounds of interest from plants and plant organs in cell cultures and plant tissues.