Gustavo Gonzales

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Universidad Peruana Cayetano Herrera

Dr. Gustavo F. Gonzales is Professor at the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University in Lima, Peru. He is Doctor in Sciences (1985) and Doctor in Medicine (1999). Actually, he is Secretary of the Peruvian National Academy of Medicine, and the Vice President of the Peruvian National Academy of Sciences.  He is Principal Investigator in Peru of the GeoHealth Hub centered in Peru supported by the Fogarty International Center (FIC). Actually is Director of the Research Circle on Medicinal Plants with effects on Health. His research activity is oriented on biological activities of maca, a plant from the highlands in Peru. This food is highly recognized worldwide due to various functional properties. He is author of more than 295 publications including 9 books and 14 chapters of books.  He has received 60 Awards during professional career. In 2010, he got the second Award to the Research in Nutritional and Alimentary Security in Latin America and Caribbean organized by FAO through the Network of Research in Nutritional and Alimentary Security for Latin America and Caribbean (REDSAN), with: “Maca: From the lost Crops of the Inkas to the Miracle of the Andes”

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