Texas Tech University

Lopez-Arredondo Lab

Research Subjects. Study of plant and microalgae responses to abiotic and biotic stresses. Elucidation and rewiring of regulatory networks controlling stress responses. Plant and microalgae molecular improvement. Discovery of microalgae metabolites with herbicidal and nematocidal effects. Domestication of microalgae to optimize production of biofuels and bioproducts.
Lab Manager

Gabriela Castillo

Gabriela Castillo Estrada



Postdoctoral Research Associate

Francisco Perez

Francisco Perez Zavala


 An in-depth characterization of phosphite-metabolizing soybean (Glycine max) plants and their interaction with weeds using high-throughput RGB and hyperspectral imaging.     






Ph. D. Student
Claudio Barrera Duarte
Claudio Barrera Duarte


         Transcriptional regulatory networks controlling lipid accumulation in green microalgae Chlorella.    

Alethia Brito
Alethia Alejandra Brito Bello


Screening microalgae extracts to identify molecules with potential pesticide effects.

Arjun Ojha
Valeria Flores Tinoco


Understanding transposon movement in response to chemical stress.

Vy Le Phuong
Vy Le Phuong



Matteo Tosoni

Matteo Tosoni


An integrated approach to develop a sustainable source of lipids using green microalgae.

Himanshu Yadav

Himanshu Yadav


Understanding of the intricate molecular mechanism of cotton resistance against RKN and FOV4.

Student Assistant

Ashish Ramani

Ashish Ramani