The Tec-Monterrey iGEM team is made up of ten 7th semester Biotechnology Engineering students from the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. Most members come from different parts of the country, and everyone's unique personality helped shape an extraordinarily hardworking and fun team.
José Alberto Argüelles Piña “The Boxer”
This quiet student from Chihuahua, Chihuahua was in charge of coordinating the final construct of the project. He specializes in the area of bioprocesses and is extremely meticulous in everything he does.
Likes: thoroughly thinking over every decision, mumbling to himself, boxing
Dislikes: public speaking
Pamela Campos Flores “The Mommy”
This little package of wonder from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon specializes in bioprocesses. She is currently in an exchange program in North Dakota, but will be able to join in us in Boston for the Jamboree. Her constant motivation kept the whole team smiling throughout the summer and the lab impeccable.
Likes: taking care of everybody, giving advice, fretting
Dislikes: crossing the street
Julio Cristóbal Cevallos Escobar “The President”
Cristobal was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. His deep voice and political manners helped shape the public image of the team. He was always willing to work late and help out.
Likes: greeting people, making friends, speaking Chinese
Dislikes: milk, mayo, cheese, and basically anything white and edible
Jan Marte Contreras Ortíz “The Mathematician”
This brilliant student from Guadalajara, Jalisco always has a creative answer for everything. He characterized the sensitivity tuners and did most of the mathematical modeling.
Likes: acting, theater, reading
Dislikes: headaches, cleaning the lab, washing the dishes
José Héctor Gálvez López “The Organizer”
This student, also from Guadalajara, Jalisco, organized the team meetings and coordinated the different projects. His impeccable organization led us in the same direction and allowed us to pursue the same common goal.
Likes: fonts, books, checklists
Dislikes: shopping, opening the lab early in the morning
Andrés Huerta Monsiváis “The Dreamer”
Our funniest member, Andrés grew up in San Luis Potosí and is our Wiki Artist. He specializes in Molecular Biology and is actively searching for his one true love. His amazing attitude made us laugh even in the most stressful moments.
Likes: designing posters, terror movies, drawing
Dislikes: teenage paranormal romance, hippies crashing his place
Tatiana J. Núñez Elizondo “The Broadway Star”
Tatiana was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León and has always shown a keen interest for science. In addition to iGEM, she works in the development of a biodegradable plastic and is studying a Minor in Research and Innovation. She actively participates in performance acts, such as singing and dancing.
Likes: musicals, drinking coffee, and speaking about refined subjects
Dislikes: walking slowly
Diana Ostos Rangel “The Intense”
This dynamic young woman from Querétaro had her fair share of work dealing with Customs and the import of our synthesis. She is studying a Minor in Research and Innovation and loves practicing extreme sports.
Likes: paragliding, traveling, sleeping in buses
Dislikes: hanging out with gossipy girls, mushrooms, spiders
Javier Francisco Reynoso Lobo “The Lone Wolf”
This Biotechnology Engineering student from Monterrey, Nuevo León loves science and practicing sports. He is currently in an exchange program in Brisbane, Australia and won't be able to attend the Jamboree. Throughout the summer, he contacted several biotech companies and obtained the main sponsors for our project.
Likes: selling Giant Microbes, traveling, listening to music
Dislikes: cheese, high Australian prices
Luis Flavio Siller Rodríguez “The Nice Guy”
Flavio, from Culiacán, Sinaloa, was an early bird working in the lab during the summer. Currently in an exchange program in France, he is among the ones who wouldn't make it to the Jamboree; however he is excited that Tec-Monterrey will make its first appereance in iGEM!
Likes: being nice to everybody, helping out, Montse
Dislikes: his lack of opportunity to go to the Jamboree