Gerardo Corzo completed his doctoral studies at the Oklahoma State University, USA, in 1997, and he made a postdoctoral stay at the Suntory Institute for Bioorganic Research in Osaka, Japan, where he was subsequently hired as a Research Associate for four more years. Currently, he serves as a Fulltime Senior Researcher in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Bioprocesses at the Institute of Biotechnology, UNAM, Mexico. Corzo has contributed to the knowledge of the biochemistry and structure of the components of arachnid venoms. Corzo has focused on three lines of scientific research, which include the development of expression systems of disulfide-rich peptides, the study of the structure and function of arachnid peptides and their receptors, and the study of peptides as potential antibiotics against clinically important microorganisms.
Biography Updated on 6 September 2012