Full professor in Plant Physiology and Plant Biotechnology, and Director of the Institute for Research in Agriculture, at the University of Costa Rica. M.Sc. in Plant Biotechnology from the University of Costa Rica and Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Hohenheim, Germany. Received the TWAS/CONICIT award for Costa Rican young scientists in 2005. Was selected as Alexander von Humboldt fellow (2006-2007) and visiting professor at the University of Hohenheim (2012-2013). Received the award to distinguished researcher from the University of Costa Rica in 2009. Is the Regional Coordinator for Latin America of the Food Security Center, an Exceed project based at the University of Hohenheim. Has for than 50 peer reviewed publications.
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