Josafat Marina Ezquerra Brauer is a chemist from the Universidad de Sonora (1986), with a M.Sc. in Food Science degree from Centro de InvestigaciÃ³n en AlimentaciÃ³n y Desarrollo (1988), Ph.D. degree in Marine Biotechnology from Centro de Investigaciones BiolÃ³gicas del Noroeste (1997), and also she made two postdoctoral short stays one at Universidad de Almeria, Spain (2001) and the last one at Oregon State University (2007). She is a research professor at the University of Sonora, and she was Dean of the Food Science and Technology Graduate Program (2006-2008). She is a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI-II). She obtained the National Award in Food Science and Technology by the Mexican Chapter of IFT (ATAM) in 1988. She was Pacific Fisheries Technologists President during 2006-2007. She has published 34 papers in international journals, 3 book chapters and directed 13 graduate and 16 undergraduate theses. Her research interests are in fish quality, postmortem biochemistry and innovative fish processing.