Líder de la Unidad de Alimentos Saludables Instituto de Investigación sobre Obesidad ITESM.
Dr. Janet Alejandra Gutiérrez Uribe was awarded the Rómulo Garza 2021 Award, in its INSIGNIA category, for her recognized scientific career as a research professor at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, her contributions to institutional life, her contributions to the community, and the distinctions internal and external received in his career. She is the winner of the 2020 Research Award for young scientists awarded by the Mexican Academy of Sciences. In 2017, she obtained the civic merit medal from the Government of Nuevo León for her outstanding work in generating knowledge to promote well-being through food. At an international level, she is also recognized as an important young scientist since since 2018 she belongs to the community of young scientists of the World Economic Forum.
She has published more than 120 articles in high impact factor indexed journals, achieving more than 3,200 citations. In addition to identifying chemical compounds with antioxidant, anticancer, anticholesterolemic, and/or antimicrobial effects, she has made important advances in identifying the molecular mechanisms involved. Her commitment to scientific and technological development is reflected in more than 12 patents granted in Mexico, the United States of America, Canada, and other countries. His experience in patent management has also allowed him to have a vision of the commercial application of compounds extracted from food or from the by-products of its processing and thereby apply innovative strategies in the development of projects linked to the industry and promote entrepreneurship. technology-based developed by young scientists. She is a partner in the company JASEDA Active Ingredients.
She participates in various courses at the undergraduate level and has graduated 21 master’s students and 11 doctoral students as advisor or co-advisor. Most of her doctoral alumni belong to the National System of Researchers. She has collaborated on various projects with researchers from the Autonomous University of Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Texas A & M University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Manitoba, Nyanyang Technological University, among others. She belongs to the national system of researchers level 3.