Dr. Adela Rodríguez Romero
Department of Biomacromolecules
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Dr. Rodríguez Romero received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Autonomous Metropolitan University in 1991, specializing in Protein Crystallography. She spent one year (95-96) at the Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology, NIST, Maryland, USA, as Guest Researcher. She joined the staff of the Chemistry Institute in 1986 receiving funds for her research from CONACyT and DGAPA-UNAM. She has published 56 articles in indexed prestigious journals, several chapters of books and articles in popular science journals. She was distinguished as Full Researcher at the Institute of Chemistry. She obtained level 3, the maximum level at the National Research System. Iberoamericana Crystallography Award, by the Iberoamericana Crystallography group, for the work entitled “Crystallographic and Conformational Study of Hevein”, April 1988. Award for best PhD thesis in Chemistry, by the School of Chemistry and the Institute of Chemistry, UNAM, 1992.
Dr. Rodríguez Romero research is mainly focused in the structural and functional studies of allergens and their receptors with the aim to understand the molecular mechanisms of allergenic diseases, and to develop diagnosis tools. Other topics cover biochemical and structural studies of plant enzymes and parasites, and proteins that undergo oligomerization processes.
Gil-Alvaradejo G, Ruiz-Arellano RR, Owen C, Rodríguez-Romero A, Rudino-Pinera E, Antwi MK, Stojanoff V, Moreno A. Novel protein crystal growth electrochemical cell for applications in x-ray diffraction and atomic force microscopy. Crystal Growth & Design. 2011 Jul 26;11(9):3917-22.
Hernández-Aponte CA, Silva-Sanchez J, Quintero-Hernández V, Rodríguez-Romero A, Balderas C, Possani LD, Gurrola GB. Vejovine, a new antibiotic from the scorpion venom of Vaejovis mexicanus. Toxicon. 2011 Jan 31;57(1):84-92.
Hernández‐Santoyo A, Landa A, González‐Mondragón E, Pedraza‐Escalona M, Parra‐Unda R, Rodríguez‐Romero A. Crystal structure of Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase from Taenia solium reveals metal‐mediated self‐assembly. The FEBS journal. 2011 Sep 1;278(18):3308-18.