Ms. Gina Pacheco Arredondo

Ms. Gina Pacheco Arredondo

Doctor of Philosophy Student
Department of Chemical Engineering
Clayton, VIC 3166, Australia

MSc. Gina Pacheco holds a bachelor’s degree in Food Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Biochemical Sciences specialized in biotechnology from the Faculty of Chemistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Her Bachelor thesis research includes production of fungal enzymes with agro industrial waste. On the other hand, her Master thesis was focused on the engineering of proteins for biotechnology purposes. After graduating on 2016, she worked as project manager, tranfer of analytical methos specialist, and analytical chemist at LAMMB, Biotechnology Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), a laboratory specialized in the analysis of biopharmaceuticals. She has wide experience in proteins and purification processes including FPLC/HPLC/UHPLC/UPLC. She joined Monash University on 2018 under Dr He’s supervision.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Chemical Sciences, Food Chemistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
  • Master of Science, Biochemistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Expertise

Molecular Biology

Cloning, PCR, RT-PCR, DNA extraction and purification

Protein Engineering

Usage of Rosetta software suite

Protein purification

FPLC/HPLC/UHPLC/UPLC

Microscopy

Transmision Electron Microscopy (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Light Microscopy

Cell culture

Bacterial cell culture

Protein expression

toxic proteins, bacterial and fungal enzymes, peptides

Biomolecule characterisation

Kinetic assays, isotherms, isothermal calorimetry (ITC), Biolayer interferometry (BLItz), Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)

Awards and Recognitions

2018-2021: Faculty of Engineering International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FEIPRS), Monash University, Australia.

Co-Funded Monash GraduateScholarship (CF-MGS), Monash Graduate Research Office (MGRO), Australia.

2018-2022: International Postgraduate Scholarship The Mexican National Council  for Science and Technology (CONACyT), Mexico

2012-2014: National Postgraduate Scholarship, The Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT), Mexico

2010-2011: Recognition and scholarship under the Subprogram-127 “Basic research Formation” with the thesis “Applications of Xylanolytica and pectinolytic enzymes produced by Aspergillus flavipes FP-500 in the processingof citrus juices”, Faculty of Chemistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico

Last modified: 07/09/2020