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AGRONOMY TEACHERS

Celia Trejo-Director of the Department of Agricultural Science and Production (Associate Professor)

  • Email: ctrejo@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Animal Sciences University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • M.Sc. in Animal Sciences University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Agronomic Engineer. Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Animal Nutrition (collegiate)
  • Business Aspects of Animal Production (collegiate)
  • Ruminant Production (collegiate)
  • Animal production (collegiate)

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical head of the Beef Cattle module
  • Technical leader of the Learn by Doing Specialized Beef Cattle module

Research areas:

  • Production of Sustainable livestock systems
  • Nutrition and Feeding of Ruminants

Carolina Avellaneda-Associate Professor

  • Email: cavellaneda@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Plant Health, Louisiana State University, United States of America.
  • M.Sc. in Plant Health, Louisiana State University, United States of America.
  • Industrial Microbiologist, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Phytopathology

Postgraduate:

  • Plant protection.
  • Agricultural production systems (collegiate)

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Learn by Doing Specialized Phytopathology module.

Research areas:

  • Studies of host: pathogen interaction in tropical crops.
  • Study and evaluation of chemical and biological products for the control of pathogens.
  • Development of management practices for preventive disease control.
  • Use of conventional, molecular and serological techniques for the identification of phytopathogens.

Cinthya MartínezAssistant Professor

  • Email: cmartinez@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Master in Business Administration, Catholic University of Honduras.
  • Agricultural Engineer, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Agricultural production systems (collegiate)
  • Business aspects of plant production

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Plant Propagation module.
  • Technical leader of the Specialized Learning by Doing module Plant Propagation

Research areas:

  • Grafts in horticultural crops.
  • Hormones and substrates.
  • Production of non-traditional ornamental species.
  • Propagation techniques in fruit species.

Dinie Espinal-Assistant Professor

Email: drueda@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • M.Sc. in Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture, Cornell University, United States of America.
  • B.Sc. in Ornamental Horticulture, University of Florida, United States of America.
  • Agronomist, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Plant physiology (collegiate).
  • Plant propagation.

Jesús OrozcoAssociate Professor

Email: jorozco@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Entomology, University of Nebraska, United States of America.
  • M.Sc. in Biology, Western Kentucky University, United States of America.
  • Biologist, Industrial University of Santander, Colombia.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Entomology.

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Learn by Doing module specialized in Entomology.

Research areas:

  • Monitoring and diagnosis.
  • Taxonomy and diversity.
  • Insect protein production.
  • Decomposition of waste.
  • Dung beetles.

John Jairo Hincapié-Full Professor

Email: jhincapie@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • D.Sc. in Veterinary Sciences, Agrarian University of Havana, Cuba.
  • Veterinarian, University of Antioquia, Colombia.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Animal production (collegiate).
  • Agricultural biotechnology (collegiate).
  • Ruminant Production (collegiate).

Postgraduate:

  • Biotechnology (collegiate)

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical head of the Biotechnology of animal reproduction module.

Research areas:

  • Reproductive biotechnologies (embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization, nuclear transfer, gamete cryopreservation).
  • Controlled hormone therapy of the estrous cycle.

Julio López-Associate Professor

Email: jlopez@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • M.Sc. in Entomology, Mississippi State University, United States of America.
  • Agricultural Engineer, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Production systems (collegiate).
  • Integrated Pest Management (collegiate).

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical head of the Integrated Crop Management and Climate Change module.

Research areas:

  • Validation and generation of technologies for small and medium producers.
  • Climatically Smart family agriculture.
  • Food and nutrition security.
  • Post-harvest technologies.
  • Agricultural extension.

José Ordoñez-Assistant Teacher

Email: jordonez@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Master in Soil and Water Management, University of Chile.
  • Agricultural Engineer, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Irrigation and drainage.
  • Agricultural mechanization.
  • Agricultural production systems (collegiate).

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Agricultural Machinery module.
  • Technical leader of the Irrigation and Drainage module.
  • Technical leader of the Learn by Doing module Specialized Irrigation and Agricultural Machinery

Research areas:

  • Conventional and alternative energy irrigation systems, water harvesting.
  • Water demand of crops, propagation, monitoring and irrigation control.
  • Agricultural drainage.
  • Operation and calibration of tractors and agricultural implements.
  • Efficiency and power of agricultural equipment

María Bravo-Associate Professor

Email: mbravo@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • M.Sc. in Horticulture, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
  • Agricultural Engineer, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Agricultural biotechnology (collegiate)

Postgraduate:

  • Agricultural biotechnology (collegiate)
  • Biotechnology (collegiate)

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory module.
  • Technical leader of the Learn by Doing module Specialized plant tissue cultivation

Research areas:

  • Development and optimization of experimental protocols for massive in vitro propagation.
  • Production of pathogen-free plants.
  • Conservation of germplasm.

Marielena Moncada-Associate Professor

Email: mmoncada@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Animal Sciences, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
  • M.Sc. in Animal Sciences, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
  • Agricultural Engineer, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Ruminant production (collegiate).
  • Agricultural production systems (collegiate).
  • Animal production (collegiate)
  • Agricultural biotechnology (collegiate)

Undergraduate:

  • Sustainable animal production systems.

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Dairy Cattle module.
  • Technical head of the replacement management module (Calves and heifers).
  • Technical leader of the Learn by Doing module Specialized Dairy Cattle, Breeding of replacements

Research areas:

  • Nutrition and feeding of cows in production and transition.
  • Breeding and management of replacements.
  • Reproductive efficiency.
  • Climate change in livestock farming.
  • Animal behavior and well-being.

Ricardo Peña-Associate Professor

Email: rpena@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Science, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Master in Agricultural Sciences – emphasis on Soil and Water, National University of Colombia
  • Agricultural Engineer, Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Floors
  • Soil management and plant nutrition.
  • Soil Conservation and Rehabilitation

Postgraduate:

  • Agroecology (collegiate)

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical head of the Soil Conservation module.
  • Technical leader of the Specialized Learning by Doing module of the Soil and Water Analysis Laboratory

Research areas:

  • Soil fertility and plant nutrition
  • Soil conservation
  • Soil microbiology
  • Precision farming
  • Regenerative agriculture and climate change

Patricio Paz-Associate Professor

Email: ppaz@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Aquaculture and Allied Fisheries, Auburn University, United States of America.
  • M.Sc. in Fisheries, Louisiana State University, United States of America.
  • Agricultural Engineer, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Aquaculture.
  • Cell biology and physiology.
  • Biology of organisms.
  • Animal production (collegiate)
  • Business aspects of animal production (collegiate

Postgraduate:

  • Agricultural production systems (collegiate)

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical head of the Aquaculture module.
  • Technical leader of the Learn by Doing Specialized Aquaculture module

Research areas:

  • Nutrition – Additives: probiotics, enzymes, growth promoters.
  • Aquaponics: NFT and RAFT systems.
  • Shrimp: fattening and larval.
  • Aquamimetism (Synbiotics).
  • Tilapia: pre-fattening and fattening.

Renán Pineda-Full Professor

Email: repineda@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Crop Physiology and Production, Iowa State University, United States of America.
  • M.Sc. in Agronomy, Seed Technology, Mississippi State University, United States of America.
  • B.Sc. in Agronomy, Seed Technology, Mississippi State University, United States of America.
  • Agronomist, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Biochemistry.
  • Extensive crops

Postgraduate:

  • Physiology, nutrition and crop management.

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical Head of the Grain and Seed Production module.
  • Technical leader of the module Learn by Doing Specialized Grains and Seeds

Research areas:

  • Physiological stress in plants.
  • Seed production and analysis.
  • Technologies for improving crop productivity.
  • Crops for bioenergy production.

Rogel Castillo-Associate Professor

Email: rcastillo@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • Master in Business Administration, Catholic University of Honduras.
  • Agricultural Engineer, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Pig production.
  • Improvement of plants and animals (collegiate).
  • Animal production (collegiate)
  • Business aspects of Animal Production (collegiate)
  • Agricultural production systems (collegiate).

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical head of the pig production module.
  • Technical leader of the Specialized Learning by Doing module Pig Production

Research areas:

  • Nutrition, reproduction, health and management of pigs.
  • Environmental impact of pig farms.
  • Quality of meat and pig carcass.
  • Intestinal health and animal well-being in pigs.

Rogelio Trabanino-Associate Professor

Email: rtrabanino@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • M.Sc. in Entomology, Mississippi State University, United States of America.
  • B.Sc. in Entomology, Mississippi State University, United States of America.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Integrated pest management (collegiate)

Postgraduate:

  • Biotechnology (collegiate)

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Biological Control module.
  • Technical leader of the Specialized Learning by Doing module Biological Control

Research areas:

  • Production of fungi, bacteria, insects, mites and entomopathogenic nematodes for pest control.
  • Effectiveness of pesticides.
  • Monitoring the susceptibility of target insects that are exposed to transgenic crops.
  • Research projects, training and extension programs

Rony Muñoz-Assistant Teacher

Email: rfmuñoz@zamorano.edu

Education:

  • M.Sc. Weed Management, Mississippi State University, United States of America.
  • B.Sc. in Agronomy, Mississippi State University, United States of America.
  • Agronomist, Pan American Agricultural School, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate:

  • Plant production (collegiate)
  • Plant physiology (collegiate).
  • Agricultural production systems (collegiate).
  • Weeds.

Learning by Doing Modules:

  • Technical leader of the Learn by Doing Specialized Weeds module.

Research areas:

  • Biology and Ecology of Weeds.
  • Herbicide Technology.
  • Resistance of Weeds to Herbicides.
  • Specific Cases of Weed Management.
  • Cover crops for weed control.

 

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