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Dr. William Rodriguez Limas

Postdoctoral fellow
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL.

Brief Biography:

Doctor in Science:   Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México. Thesis: Designing bovine rotavirus-like particle production in yeast: Use of molecular and bioprocess tools. July 2011.

Visiting pHD student researcher:  Chalmers Technology University. Goteborg, Sweden. Department of Chemical and Biological engineering. Dr. Jens Nielsen’s Lab for System Biology. February  to August 2010.

Master in Science:   Biochemistry. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Cuernavaca, Mor. México. Thesis: Identification of rotavirus genotypes prevalent in Mexico as a tool for the development of a recombinant vaccine. August 2005 to August 2007.

Bachelor in Science: Chemical Engineering. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Bogotá-Colombia. February 1993 to April 2000.


Honors and Awards.

Sergio Sánchez Esquivel Award 2006. Category: Master Degree Thesis Protocol. Sociedad Mexicana de Biotecnología y Bioingeniería.

Sergio Sánchez Esquivel Award 2008. Category: PhD Thesis Protocol. Sociedad Mexicana de Biotecnología y Bioingeniería.

Canifarma Veterinaria Award 2009. Category: Technological Development. Cámara Nacional de Industria Farmacéutica. Mexico

Novartis Biocamp Mexico 2009. Mexico. Delegated to represent Mexico in Global Biocamp. Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Novartis Global Biocamp 2009. Outstanding presentation. NCBR. Cambridge, MA. USA.

Scholarship for Doctoral studies. Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología. Conacyt. Mexico.



Academic positions:

Postdoctoral Fellow. Northwestern University. Chemical and Biological Engineering Department. Dr. Keith Tyo’s Lab. August 2011 to date.

Research Assistant. Sistema Nacional de Investigadores.  Instituto de Biotecnología. UNAM. Cuernavaca, Mor. México. August 2005 to September 2007.

Process Supervisor. Compañía Nacional de Levaduras “Levapan” Colombia. January 2001 – June 2005. (Baker’s yeast producers)

Scale up advisor. Instituto Nacional de Salud, INS. Laboratorio Tétanos. Bogotá – Colombia. June to December 2000.

Junior Researcher. Instituto de Biotecnología de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. IBUN. Laboratorio de Fermentaciones. Bogotá-Colombia. January 1999 – June 2000



Research interests:

Synthetic Biology

Cell Culture

Scale up processes



Heterolugous protein production

Vaccine technology


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