Ernesto Alfaro-Moreno serves as the Head of the Environmental Toxicology laboratory at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerología of Mexico, Mexico. He received his degree as pharmaceutical chemist at the Faculty of Chemistry, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and later he received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Faculty of Medicine of the same University. He has been a Guest Researcher at the Health and Safety Laboratory, Sheffield, England and the Molecular Oncology Laboratory, University of Nottingham, England, supported by the British Council and the Royal Academy of Sciences. He also was a Guest Professor at the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. From 2006 to 2008, he holds a postdoctoral position at the Lung Toxicology Unit of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, supported by the European Respiratory Society and the Belgian Science Policy. His main interest is the cellular effects of urban particulate matter and nanomaterials, and specially the cellular communication between epithelial-endothelial cells and its relation to systemic effects induced by particles. He has published several articles in leading journals of the lung and toxicology fields, receiving more than 450 citations.
Biography Updated on 12 September 2012