1995: INSTRUCTOR,Graduate course in Environmental Microbiology, Department of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, Prairie View A&M University. Designed and teach Environmental Microbiology course.
  1975-1982: PROFESSOR,Undergraduate courses in Food Microbiology, General Microbiology, and Mycology. Universidad del Valle, Colombia.
  1994: LECTURER, Mycotoxin and Bioremediation, First International Latin American Symposium on Environmental Health, Argentina.
  1994: LECTURER, Mycotoxin, Biomedical Research Center, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  1994: LECTURER, Mycotoxin, University of Parana, Argentina.
  1993-1994: LECTURER AND CONSULTANT, Fungal Toxin, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, University of Buenos Aires, University of Parana, University of Rosario, Argentina.
  1996: GUEST LECTURER, International Course in Food Spoilage and Contamination for university and industry professionals, Panama, Panama.
  1993: VISITING SCIENTIST AND GUEST LECTURER, “Control of Toxigenic Fungi and Aflatoxin in Corn and Peanuts by Antimicrobial Chitosanase”, The Volcani Research Center, Isreal.
  1987: LECTURER AND GUEST SPEAKER, Alabama A&M University.
  1987: LECTURER, Applied Microbiology Division, Bioscience and Biotechnology Department, Strathclyde University.
  1986: LECTURER, Microbiolo gy and Mycotoxin, Xian University, Xian, China.
  1993: GUEST SPEAKER, Biocontrol of Mycotoxins, Volcani Institute, ARO, BET Dagan, Israel..
  1998: GUEST SPEAKER, South Africa, Fungi and Mycotoxin and Health, Mineral Ions and Fungal Metabolites, Bioremediation. Series of lecturers to 7 South African Universities during the Year of Science and Technology Events, October.
  1996: MAGISTERIAL GUEST SPEAKER, Marine Biotechnology: Chitin Biotechnology, X Colombian National Symposium of Marine Science and Technology, Bogota, Colombia.
  1996: COORDINATOR AND PRINCIPAL LECTURER, International Course on Food Contamination, Panama, Republic of Panama.
  1996: GUEST SPEAKER, Seafood Waste Biotechnology, Colombian Oceanography Society.
  1984-1986: LECTURER AND SUPERVISOR, Undergraduate and Graduate students in Fungal Toxins, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain.
  1975-1982: PROFESSOR, University Valle, Columbia. Lecturing in Microbiology, Mycology, and Food Microbiology to science students and engaged in research on mycology, food microbiology and fungal toxins. Developed and taught the course in food microbiology, mycology, and designed and produced the laboratory manual for a mycology course.
  1975-1982: LECTURER, Mycology and Microbiology, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, South America.
  1996: INTERIM CHAIRMAN, Botany Section, Biology Department, Science Division, University of Valle, Cali, Colombia.
  2003: VISITING LECTURER, Mycotoxin. Ege University. Turkey

1.Research Grants and Awards

Synthetic Biology for applications in biogenesis; health and environment. National Science Foundation Grant (NSF). In collaboration with Berkeley, MIT and Harvard University.

Extraterrestrial Biogenesis using Simulant Martian and Lunar Soil. NASA Grant.
Oil Biodegradation by Microbial Consortium, Environmental Protection Agency.
Oil Spill Bioremediation, General Land Office of Texas.

Bioremediation of Toxic Chemicals and Radionuclear Material. NATO.

Enhancement of Minerals and Carotenes in Plants in Relation to Control of Toxigenic and Pathogenic Fungi in Food Crops, DCV Technology.

Effects of Minerals in Fungal Toxin Production and their Relationship to the Characteristics of the Toxigenic Fungus. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Cross-Contamination by Enterobactereaceae in Meat Handled in Kitchens, Colombian National Nutritional Program. Contributed Consulting Expertise.

Industion of Phytoalexins by Chitosanase Enzyme as a Mechanism to Control Toxigenic Fungi in Food Crops. Collaborated with R.D. Waniska. National Peanut Foundation.

Induction of Phytoalexins as a Mechanism to Inhibit Toxigenic Fungi, Texas Peanut Producer Board.

Enhancement of the Storage Protein Content of Corn, Sweet Potato, and Rice through Biotechnology, Collaborated with G. Osuji, USDA Capacity Building Grant.

Biocontrol of Toxigenic Fungi in Seeds, Gustafson Company.

Fish (Palagic) Preservation, FAO Fishery Department. Contributed consulting expertise.

The Application of Biotechnology to Enhance the Heavy Metal Ion Sequestration Capabilities of Food Crops and the Soil Microflora. Collaboration with G. Osuji, USDA Capacity Building Grant.

Learning Science thriugh Agricultural Biotechnology. DUPONT.

Biocontrol of Fungal Contamination in Cheese. KRAFT.

Biocontrol of Aflatoxin in Peanuts. National Peanut Board.
  2004. NATO grant. Bioremediation of Toxic Metals: A Molecular Biology Approach.
  2004. OMO Oil Company. Biodegradation of Hydrocarbons and Sulfur: Decontamination of Oil Spills, Enhancement of Oil Quality, and Increase of Gasoline Combustion.
  2004. Homeland Security Center For Post-harvest Food Protection and Defense (Pending).
  2004. Cuero, R. Optimization of Sulfur Dissolution and Hydrocarbon Degradation in Petroleum Oil and Its Derivatoves, Using Natural Agents. Funding Company: OMO Petroleum Company.




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