Victor Manuel González Mendoza



PhD in plant biotechnology with focused studies in plant root development, using mutant lines from Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh., into low phosphate available responses (CINVESTAV-IPN, 2013). Postdoctoral position with focused studies to demonstrate the PLC’s role into signal-transduction process into response to aluminum stress, using as a model a suspension cell culture from Coffea arabica L. and Capsicum chinense (CICY, 2015-2018). Currently; CONACYT-CIAD-URH researcher (2018-present), working on plant immunology responses into native landraces from Maize. Specifically issues in morphological, biochemical and genetics characterization from plants, and suspension culture cell and protoplast systems. Scientific products include 6 scientific peer-reviewed publications, which include Plant Sicence, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry and PLOS ONE Journals and have been cited 30 times; H Index of 3; 1 preprints currently under peer-review. Ascribed to the National System of Researchers (SNI Level candidate) in Mexico from 2019 to present. Has been someone invited for molecular and bioinformatics courses in Universities and Research Institutes.


Postdoctoral Position in Plant Biotechnology, Center of Scientific Research form Yucatan (CICY), Mérida, Yucatán. México, 2015-2018. How are related Phospholipases type C into Coffea arabica phosphoinositide pathways versus aluminum stress?

PhD in Plant Biotechnology, Center of Research and Advances Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV-IPN), Irapuato, Guanajuato. México, 2013. “Establishment of the role of APSR1 from Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. into low phosphate available responses”

Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Biological Sciences of the Autonomous University from Sinaloa (FCQB-UAS), Culiacán de Rosales, Sinaloa, México, 2003. “Physicochemical characterization of the wild regional fruits from Sinaloa, México”.


To adaptation, development and survival into plants, an appropriate perception and/or plasticity is crucial to respond efficiently to their aggressors. In this sense, the immune systems from plants are incharge to these chemical wars and it is in our particular interest to understand the agrosystems called “milpas”, which are in constant adaptation and in close relationship with the microorganisms present in the rhizosphere. For these purpose, we studies the genetic variability assisted by molecular markers, and their bioactive compounds to establish the mechanisms associated into plant-microbial interactions. Our main objective is the soil bioremediation with their co-evolutionary counterparts for agriculture-productive systems. And generate biotechnological tools that improve the production and sustainability for original producers to native landraces from Maize.

Selected Publications:

Víctor M. González-Mendoza, M. E. Sánchez-Sandoval, Lizbeth A. Castro-Concha and S. M. Teresa Hernández-Sotomayor, Phospholipases C and D and Their Role in Biotic and Abiotic Stresses, Plants, 2021. Aviable from:

María E. Sánchez-Sandoval, Graciela E. Racagni Di-Palma, Victor M. González-Mendoza, Yahaira A. Cab-Guillén, José A. Muñoz-Sanchez1, Ana Ramos-Díaz and S. M. Teresa Hernández-Sotomayor, Phospholipid signaling pathway in Capsicum chinense suspension cells as a key response to consortium infection, BMC Plant Biology, 2021. Aviable from:

Victor M. González-Mendoza, M. Eugenia Sánchez-Sandova, Teun Munnik and S.M. TeresaHernández-Sotomayor, Biochemical characterization of phospholipases C from Coffea arabica in response to aluminium stress, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2020. Aviable from:

Beatriz A. Rodas-Junco, Víctor González-Mendoza, Armando Muñoz-Sánchez, Wilbert Poot-Poot, Felipe Vázquez-Flota & S. M. Teresa Hernández-Sotomayor, Phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C signalling mediates expression of two phenylalanine ammonia lyase genes induced by salicylic acid in Capsicum chinense cells, Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2020. Aviable from:

Alejandro Pereira-Santana; Edyciel J. Alvarado-Robledo; Jesús A. Zamora- Briseño; Jorge T. Ayala-Sumuano; Víctor M. González-Mendoza; Francisco Espadas-Gil; Luis D. Alcaráz; Enrique Castaño; Miguel A. Keb-Llanes; Felipe Sánchez-Teyer; Luis Rodríguez-Zapata, Transcriptional profiling of sugarcane leaves and roots under progressive osmotic stress reveals a regulated coordination of gene expression in a spatiotemporal manner, PLOS ONE, 2017. Aviable from: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189271


Paola Montserrat Rios Romero

Graduate students (in process), Metabolic-profile characterization to bioactive compounds into pigmented-maize races as a response to different environmental stresses.

Gabriela Rivas Torres

Graduate students (in process), SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater