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María Judith Ríos Lugo

Personal Data:
Academic Degree:  PhD Degree
SNI Level:  I
ORBIS ID: n70705
Institutional Data:
Affiliation: Faculty of Nursing and Nutrition

Office address: Av. Niño Arrillero 130 Zona Universitaria Poniente CP. 78240 San Luis Potosí
Phone number: (+52) 4448262300
Ext.: 5087
  1. PhD Degree
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  2. Master's Degree
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  3. Bachelor's Degree
    Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
  4. Bachelor's Degree
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  5. Bachelor's Degree
    Escuela Normal Superior del Sur de Tamaulipas

I obtained my Ph.D. in neuroscience at Medicine School, of University  Complutense of  Madrid (UCM). During my PhD, I studied the preventing effects of melatonin on metabolic disorders and neuronal pathways, related to the satiety center in obese male rats induced by a high-fat-diet.

 As a Postdoc researcher, I worked at the Molecular Biology Investigation Laboratory at Odontology School (UCM), participating in a multicenter clinical trial project in the analysis of peri-implantosseous defects, evaluating bone metabolism including inflammation cytokines, cell transcription factors and cell markers of bone resorption/regeneration and its association with obesity.

 My principal research includes, neuroendocrine control of food intake and energy balance, high fat diet, gut-brain axis, circadian rhythms, melatonin, cytokine expression, gene expression, biomarkers of bone metabolism and toxicology of metals. Developing as a principal Lines of research, i) the evaluation of the gene expression at central level related to appetite and satiety under different treatments and its association response with peripheral level, ii) Inflammatory assess metabolic comorbidities associated with obesity and its possible prevention and / or regulation and iii) Assess the degree of metalloproteinases in obesity and its effects.


 In our group we molecular biology techniques, DNA/RNA purification, Quantitative Real Time - Polymerase Chain Reaction (QRT-PCR) and agarosa gel electrophoresis), protein techniques (protein purification/Western Blot), flow cytometer (using microspheres/Ag-Ac complex, lasers and digital signal processing), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), ICPMs and also other conventional measurement techniques as EIA (Enzyme Immunoassay)/ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay).

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