Gerardo Rafael Arguello Astorga, Ph.D.

Title
Investigator
Department
Division of Molecular Biology
Institution
Potosino Institute of Scientific and Technological Research
Address
Camino a la Presa San Jos� 2055
Col. Lomas 4a. secci�n C.P. 78216
City
San Luis Potosi
Country
Mexico
E-mail
grarguel[at]ipicyt.edu.mx
Website
http://www.ipicyt.edu.mx/espanol/biologia-molecular/curricula.php?cvepersonal=37
Research Field
Cell biology; virology; evolutionary biology
Award Year
1999
Country Of Origin
Mexico
Mentor Name
Linda Hanley-Bowdoin, Ph.D.

Research

Currently my research group is working on the development of experimental methods for large-scale, rapid assessment of viral promoters that have biotechnological potential and new procedures for the identification and genomic characterization of geminiviruses. Also, we are actively exploring new theoretical approaches and experiments to study the evolution of DNA viruses, the evolutionary variation of complex units of regulation of eukaryotic promoters, and new strategies to confer resistance to viral diseases to agriculturally important plants through genetic engineering.