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Rocio Alejandra Chavez Santoscoy

Country of origin: Mexico Currently in: Mexico, Monterrey General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background


2014 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
2010 Undergraduate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Leader of National Laboratory of Genomic Sequencing Assistant Research Professor, SNI I School of Engineering and Science Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, México 64849

Publications resulting from Research: 

Aldo Leyva-Soto, Rocío Alejandra Chavez-Santoscoy, Omar Porras, Miltha Hidalgo-Ledesma, Aracely Serrano-Medina, Ana Alejandra Ramírez-Rodríguez, Nydia Alejandra Castillo-Martinez. Epicatechin and quercetin exhibit in vitro antioxidant effect, improve biochemical parameters related to metabolic syndrome, and decrease cellular genotoxicity in humans. Food Research International (2021). 142, 110101 ISSN 0963-9969.
Casillas-Figueroa, F.; Arellano-García, M.E.; Leyva-Aguilera, C.; Ruíz-Ruíz, B.; Luna Vázquez-Gómez, R.; Radilla-Chávez, P.; Chávez-Santoscoy, R.A.; Pestryakov, A.; Toledano-Magaña, Y.; García-Ramos, J.C.; Bogdanchikova, N. Argovit™ Silver Nanoparticles Effects on Allium cepa: Plant Growth Promotion without Cyto Genotoxic Damage. Nanomaterials (2020), 10, 1386
Noriega-Iribe, E.; Díaz-Rubio, L.; Estolano-Cobián, A.; Barajas-Carrillo, V.W.; Padrón, J.M.; Salazar-Aranda, R.; Díaz-Molina, R.; García-González, V.; Chávez-Santoscoy, R.A.; Chávez, D.; Córdova-Guerrero, I. In Vitro and In Silico Screening of 2,4,5-Trisubstituted Imidazole Derivatives as Potential Xanthine Oxidase and Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors, Antioxidant, and Antiproliferative Agents. Appl. Sci. (2020), 10, 2889
Picos-Corrales, L. A., Garcia-Carrasco, M., Licea Claverie, A., Chavez-Santoscoy, R. A., & Serna-Saldívar, S. O. NIPAAm-containing amphiphilic block copolymers with tailored LCST: Aggregation behavior, cytotoxicity and evaluation as carriers of indomethacin, tetracycline and doxorubicin. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry (2019), 56(8), 759-772. ISSN: 1060-1325
Leyva-Soto, A.; Chavez-Santoscoy, R.A*.; Lara-Jacobo, L.R.; Chavez-Santoscoy, A.V.; Gonzalez-Cobian, L.N. “Daily Consumption of Chocolate Rich in Flavonoids Decreases Cellular Genotoxicity and Improves Biochemical Parameters of Lipid and Glucose Metabolism”. Molecules (2018), 23, 2220. ISSN: 14203049
Spinoso-Castillo, J. L., Chavez-Santoscoy, R. A., Bogdanchikova, N., Pérez-Sato, J. A., Morales-Ramos, V., & Bello-Bello, J. J. “Antimicrobial and hormetic effects of silver nanoparticles on in vitro regeneration of vanilla (Vanilla planifolia Jacks. ex Andrews) using a temporary immersion system”. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (2017), 1-13. ISSN: 0167-6857
Chávez-Santoscoy, R.A., Gutiérrez-Uribe, J.A., Serna-Saldivar, S.O., Perez-Carrillo, E. “Production of maize tortillas and cookies from nixtamalized flour enriched with anthocyanins, flavonoids and saponins extracted from black bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) seed coats”. Food Chemistry (2016). 192: 90–97. ISSN: 0308-8146

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Dr. Chavez-Santoscoy belongs to NutriOmics research group at the School of Engineering and Science from Tecnológico de Monterrey and Leader of National Laboratory for Genomic Sequencing Tec BASE. She has been working on the phytochemistry and the functional effect of phenolic compounds and other nutraceuticals not only in-vitro and in-vivo models but also in pilot clinical trials. Besides, her research has been focused on the design and evaluation of active ingredients, mainly with the use of nanotechnology for the overproduction of active compounds (harvest or post-harvest overproduction) or the stabilization of components within a food, to support lipid and glucose metabolism. She has published 18 research articles in prestigious journals and is the inventor of 3 patents in Mexico. Her innovative projects have earned her international recognition as Innovators under 35 LatAm 2017 Recognition by MIT Technology Review, for the development of a Functional Bread for chronic diseases, this recognition is the highest recognition granted to researchers and entrepreneurs working in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. She is a member of the National Researchers Council, currently as Level 1. Member of the technical committee of the National Network of Bionanotechnology focused on Public health, veterinary medicine, food, and biosecurity. Webpage: Citations: ORCID 0000-0002-4551-1862

Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Nov 2017
35 Innovators Under 35 Latin America 2017 by the MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review, these innovators are changing the future of science and technology

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