Sergio Encarnación Guevara is a researcher at the Center of Genomic Sciences (CCG) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the principal investigator of the laboratory of proteomics in the CCG-UNAM. He received PhD in National Autonomous University of México, and obtained post-doctoral training in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in Harvard Medical School, in Boston Mass. His initial participation on the proteomics field was as a necessity to understand the global metabolism of the Rhizobium etli (nitrogen fixing bacteria) during the aerobic and fermentative metabolisms, which were his objective in his PhD, in this time he received the opportunity to work for a short time in the Frederick Neidhardt laboratory (pioneer in proteomics). After completing his training, he returned to Mexico and initiated with his advisor Dr. Jaime Mora, the firs laboratory of proteomics founded in México. In this way, they published the first works in proteomics reported by a Mexican group. He was the vice-president founder in 2005 of the Mexican Proteomics Society with the aim to strengthen and promote the field in his country.
Major research interests of his lab is cancer proteomics, focusing in secretome and membranome of cancer cells, tumoral dynamics, quantitative proteomics and posttranslational modifications of proteins, particularly phosphorylation and acetylation.
“Cervical cancer: A proteomics perspective”