Juan Gutierrez-Villagomez

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique

Juan Manuel Gutierrez Villagomez currently works at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique in Quebec, Canada, where he researches the toxicity of pesticides in amphibians, oil in fish, and micro plastics, nanoplastics and metals in oysters. His current projects are developed in collaboration with scientists from the Tecnológico de México, CINVESTAV, the University of Victoria, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) experimental lakes area. Juan Manuel is an Environmental Engineer from the University of Guanajuato, where he received the recognition award for his academic performance on three occasions. Juan Manuel was a visiting student in the renewable energy program at the Ecole des Mines de Paris in France with the MEXFITEC program, he also had the opportunity to take classes at the Institut Curie and AgroParisTech. His thesis work was developed at CINVESTAV Irapuato where he studied the effects of fungicides on bacteria that promote bean plant growth. In 2018 he received the degree of Ph.D. in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology from the University of Ottawa in Canada. His doctoral project evaluated the toxicity of naphthenic acids in amphibians used as a study model. His work included morphological, chemical, and transcriptomic analyses. He was also a professor at the Tecnológico de México where he taught classes on sustainable development, linear algebra, wastewater treatment plant design, and environmental management. Juan Manuel is a member of the national system of researchers at level one. He is the main author of six articles, a chapter of the book Quorum sensing: Microbial Rules of Life and co-author of 11 articles published in internationally recognized scientific journals. His work is multidisciplinary and involves areas of chemical and environmental toxicology, endocrine disruption, pollution remediation processes, environmental microbiology, neurobiology, and drug and natural product development.

Juan Gutierrez-Villagomez