January, 2023 - Constanza obtained her M.Sc. degree (Biochemical Sciences). She is the first gradute student to defend her thesis from the lab. Congratulations Cons!
January, 2023 - Cesar presented at the first Pew Mexico section meeting, 2023. This is the fisrt time that the Pew alumni that returened to Mexico got together.
January, 2023 - Cesar Ponce got the global best talk award at the 2023 Annual Winter Coloquium of the Biocchemistry Department. Congratulaations Cesar!
January, 2023 - Gala got the best "my thesis in 3 minutes" talk award at the 2023 Annual Winter Coloquium of the Biocchemistry Department. Congratulaations Gala!
December, 2022 - Itzel presented a talk at the Second Plant Cell Atlas Symposium. Virtual International Event.
December, 2022 - Cesar presented at the Pew Biomedical Programs Community-Building Event 2022 in Costa Rica.
November, 2022 - The lab, together with the Boothby lab, got the Global Perspectives Grant Fall 2022 funding to characterize the function of IDPs from desiccation tolerant organisms. This funding will allow Diego and Cesar to visit the lab of Thomas Boothby next year (2023).
November, 2022 - Cesar presented at the Frontiers in Protein Structure Research Symposium. Instituto de Fisiología Celular, UNAM.
October, 2022 - Esaú was named member of the National Researchers System (SNI), candidate level. Congratulations Esaú!
October, 2022 - Cesar presented at the symposium "Encuentro del mañana" to high school students. Facultad de Química, UNAM.
October, 2022 - Esaú got his Conacyt fellowship renew for a second year in the lab. Congrats Esaú!
October, 2022 - Diego, Constanza, Esaú, Itzel, Cesar Ponce, and Daniela presented a Poster at the XXXIII Congreso Nacional de Bioquímica in Mérida, Yucatán.
September, 2022 - Itzel and Constanza presented a virtual poster at the 2nd IDP Seminars/IDPSIG & Friends Symposium.
September, 2022 - Cesar presented at the symposium "Jornadas de Divulgación 25 + 25 del Posgrado en Ciencias Bioquímicas" of the UNAM Biochemical Sciences Graduate Program. Facultad de Química, UNAM.
September, 2022 - Cesar attended the first Plant Cell Atlas Research Coordination Network (RCN) Participant Meeting at Carnegie. Stanford, California.
August, 2022 - Diego Casco obtained his B.Sc. degree (Chemical Pharmacobiologist). Congratulations Diego!
August, 2022 - Cesar presented at the "Reunión de miembros de la REFEP 2022" at Instituto de Biotecnología, UNAM.
July, 2022 - Constanza presented a poster at the ASPB Plant Biology 2022.
July, 2022 - Constanza obtained the Early Career Plant Scientists Travel award from ASPB to attend the Plant Biology 2022 ASPB conference. Congrats Constanza!
June, 2022 - Cesar presented at Gordon Research Conference on Intrinsically Disordered Proteins in Les Diablerets, Switzerland.
June, 2022 - Cesar presented at the Department seminar series of the Developmental Genetics & Molecular Physiology Department of Instituto de Biotecnología, UNAM.
March, 2022 - Cesar becomes a member of the Systems & Synthetic Biology committee of the Plant Cell Atlas Initiative.
January, 2022 - Itzel Meneses obtained her B.Sc. degree (Chemical Pharmacobiologist). She is the first B.Sc. student to graduate from the lab. Congratulations Itzel!
December, 2021 - The lab received the equipment from The Pew Latin American Fellowship Grant. Can't wait to start using it!
October, 2021 - The lab has been awarded a PAPIIT-DGAPA grant to indentify and characterize LEA-like proteins in desiccation tolerant organisms.
September, 2021 - Our work on the development of SED1 biosensor is published on Nature Communications! Thanks to all co-authors and everyone involved in this story. Give it a read!
September, 2021 - Daniela starts a 3-month research stay in the Sukenik lab at the University of California, Merced. She will perform solution space scanning on a set of Arabidopsis LEA proteins. Enjoy, Daniela!
June, 2021 - Cesar was a co-chair with Heather Meyer of the mini-symposium "The role of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins in Plant Biology" at the 31st International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR) 2021.
May, 2021 - The Dinkova and Cuevas-Velazquez lab had their first L-103 joint lab meeting! Rocío, Michelle, and Paulina presented from our lab. It was great to meet our neighbors!
April, 2021 - The Sukenik and Cuevas-Velazquez lab had their first joint lab meeting! Constanza, Daniela and Itzel presented from our team. Good job!
March, 2021 - Cesar presented at the 2021 Pew Annual Meeting.
December, 2020 - Cesar presented at the joint IDPSIG/IDP Seminars Holiday Bash.
December, 2020 - Daniela Navarrete and Itzel Meneses were accepted in the Biochemical Sciences UNAM graduate program! They will join the lab as graduate students in 2021.
October, 2020 - Cesar spoke at the Bioengineering seminar series of Centro de Biotecnología FEMSA, Tecnológico de Monterrey.
October, 2020 - Cesar spoke at the institutional seminar of Instituto de Ecología, UNAM.
October, 2020 - The Cuevas-Velazquez lab and the Sukenik lab from UC Merced have been awarded a UC MEXUS-CONACYT bi-national collaborative grant to study how the environmental sensitivity of dehydration-induced IDPs is linked to their function.
September, 2020 - The lab has been awarded a Frontier Science CONACYT grant! We will team up with Gustavo Pedraza, Leonor Perez and Alejandra Covarrubias from Instituto de Biotecnología (UNAM), and Rayo Sánchez from Centro de Investigación en Biotecnología (UAEM) to develop IDP-based biosensors to 1- dig into the molecular mechanisms of water perception in halophilic fungi and higher plants, and 2- investigate how environmental perturbations impact the assembly of the mammalian inflammasome.
August, 2020 - Constanza Enriquez-Toledo joins the lab as the first graduate student. She will use IDPs to develop novel environmentally-regulated biosensors.
October, 2019 - The lab has been awarded a PAPIIT-DGAPA grant to study the molecular grammar of osmotic-induced phase transitions in living cells.