Nuria Elizabeth Rocha Guzmán (NERG) member of the National System of Researchers, México (SNI III), member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, has a BSc in Biochemistry Engineering and MSc degree in Food Science from Technological Institute of Durango, Mexico. She undertook a PhD in the “Biological effect of mesquite seed lectins on cervical-uterine cancer cells”. NERG is Professor-Researcher in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering of the National Technological Institute of Mexico campus Technological Institute of Durango. Member of the Master of Science and Technology of Functional Foods program, Chairman of the TecNM / ITD Research Ethics Committee. Head of the Functional Food Laboratory of the Graduate Unit, Research and Technological Development (UPIDET). Her work interest is associated with the study of Functional Foods and Bioactive Ingredients.


Associate researcher coordinating experimental activities for the nutritional and antinutritional studies of Mezquite pods from Mexico and Africa to be performed at TecNM/ITD. Active promoter of eventual applications of the raw material into value added new products. Scientific adviser.