Cinvestav Langebio

Jean-Philippe Vielle-CalzadaDr Jean-Philippe Vielle-Calzada

Principal Investigator

Dr. Jean-Philippe Vielle-Calzada is in charge of the Group of Reproductive Development and Apomixis at Cinvestav, Mexico. He brings 20 years of research experience studying plant development, with a special interest in the mechanisms that distinguish sexual reproduction and apomixis.


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Juana de la Cruz GonzálezJuana de la Cruz González

Plant Manager 

Ing. Juana de la Cruz González is an Agronomist with wide experience in greenhouse and growth chamber management of crops and flowering plants, having extensively worked as a researcher in the private and public sector. She is responsible for all growing facilities and plant care in Irapuato, Mexico.

Dionicia Gloria León-MartínezDr Dionicia Gloria León-Martínez

Associate Researcher

Dr Dionicia Gloria León-Martínez is a trained Chemist Bacteriologist and Parasitologist (QBP) who specialized in plant molecular biology. She is one of the leading investigators involved in strategy design and implementation of key components for cowpea prototype testing and development in Irapuato, Mexico.


Ana Lilia Solorzano RodríguezAna Lilia Solorzano Rodríguez

Administrative Assistant

MC. Ana Lilia Solorzano Rodriguez is a specialist in management of research laboratories with a Master in Personnel Administration. She is responsible for complying with national and international administrative requirements during the Hy-Gain project, as well as coordination of all purchasing and reporting activities during all phases of the project at Langebio Cinvestav, in Irapuato, Mexico.

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Hy-Gain for smallholders
High-yielding, sorghum and cowpea seed