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María del Socorro Carmen Santos Díaz

Personal Data:
Academic Degree:  PhD Degree
SNI Level: I
Institutional Data:
Affiliation: Faculty of Chemistry

Office address: Manuel Nava 6 Univeristaria CP. 78210 San Luis Potosi
Phone number: (+52) 4448262300
Ext.: 6490
Email: ssantos@uaslp.mx
  1. PhD Degree in PhD in Plant Biotechnology. Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute
    Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional
  2. Master's Degree in Master in Science, speciality in Celular Biology. Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute
    Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional
  3. Bachelor's Degree in Bachelor in Chemistry Pharmaco-biology. Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí
    Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

 I have three lines of research focused on Plant Biotechnology. The first line is directed to the in vitro propagation of threatened cacti, and herbaceous plants for preservation purposes. The second is related to the obtainment of secondary metabolites, with antioxidant properties, from the in vitro cultures. This methodology  allows to take advantage of the phytochemical potential of the species under study without affecting the natural populations.  Recently we analyzed the biological activities of the extracts in mammalian cells founding that they exhibited anti-inflamatory and vasorelaxant activities  The last line of research is focused on lead removal by in vitro root cultures and plants of Scirpus americanus (normal and transformed). We are studying the participation of the antioxidants systems in  the lead tolerance.  It  is expected to use the plants  in bioremediation process of contaminated water.


  1. Remoción de plomo por plantas normales y transformadas de Scirpus americanus de medios hidropónicos
    23/08/2017 - 19/07/2019
    Lead removal by normal and transformed plants from Scirpus americanus from hydroponic media
  2. Inducción de compuestos antioxidantes en cultivos in vitro de Opuntia spp y estudio de su efecto anti-inflamatorio en células animales.
    12/09/2016 - 11/09/2017
    Fondo de Apoyo a la Investigacion UASLP
  3. Opuntia ssp as a source of novel compounds for pharmaceutical new products development: Characterization of bioactive compounds (phytochemicals and biopeptides) and their changes through plant domestication.
    06/06/2011 - 06/06/2014
    Fondos Bilaterales México-Francia CONACYT