Dr. Muñoz Vega Is An Assistant Research Scientist
B.S., National Autonomous University of Mexico, Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2011
M.S., National Autonomous University of Mexico, Biochemistry, 2011
PhD., National Autonomous University of Mexico, Biomedical Sciences, 2018
I was born in Tulancingo, in the mountainous area of the central state of Hidalgo, Mexico.
I participated in biomedical science-related projects in the Mexican National Health Institutes since I was an undergraduate student.
I obtained CONACYT fellowships for my entire postgraduate education.
I also worked as visitor scholar in Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse, France; JustuS-Liebig University of Giessen, Germany and Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany.
As a graduate student, my research focused on lipoprotein metabolism in regard to human genetics and metabolism, especially the role of lipoproteins in atherosclerosis development.
Using my previous experience, as a member of the Chapkin Lab, I will be involved in studies examining the role of membrane cholesterol transport and metabolism in relation to obesity and cancer phenotypes.