Faculty

Rogel Castillo

rcastillo@zamorano.edu
Director of the Agricultural Sciences and Production Department
Associate Professor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Tropical Veterinary Sciences, with a focus on Integrated Animal Reproduction, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica.
- M.B.A., Universidad Católica de Honduras.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Swine production.
- Plant and animal improvement (collegiate course).
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Swine Production module.

Areas of research:
- Swine nutrition, reproduction, health, and management.
- Environmental impact of swine farms.
- Meat quality and swine carcasses.
- Swine intestinal health and animal welfare.

Alejandra Sierra

asierra@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Horticulture Sciences, University of Florida, Unites States of America.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Plant production (collegiate course).
- Agricultural production systems (collegiate course).
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Plant Protection module.
- Academic manager of the Organic Agriculture module.

Areas of research:
- Organic fertilizers.
- Cover crops.
- Integrating animals into organic production.v - Alternative pest, disease, and weed control in crops.
- Effect of the phases of the moon.

Carolina Avellaneda

cavellaneda@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


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.
- B.Sc. in Industrial Microbiology, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Phytopathology.
Graduate
- Plant protection (collegiate course).
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Specialized Learning by Doing Phytopathology module.

Areas of research:
- Studies on host interaction: pathogen in tropical crops.
- Study and assessment of chemical and biological pathogen control products.
- Development of preventive disease control management practices.
- Use of conventional, molecular, and serological phytopathogen identification techniques.

Cinthya Martínez

cmartinez@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- M.B.A., Universidad Católica de Honduras.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Ornamental crop production.
- Business aspects of plant production (collegiate course).
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Plant Propagation module.

Areas of research:
- Grafting in horticultural crops.
- Hormones and substrates.
- Production of non-traditional ornamental species.
- Fruit tree propagation techniques.

Dinie Espinal

drueda@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


Education:
- M.Sc. Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture, Cornell University, United States of America.
- B.Sc. in Agriculture, University of Florida, United States of America.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Plant physiology (collegiate course).
- Ornamental crop production (collegiate course).

Gloria Arévalo

ggauggel@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Doctorate in Agroplasticulture, Agronics and Sustainable Rural Development, Universidad de Almería, Spain.
- M.A. in Soil and Water, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
- B.A. in Agrology, Universidad de Bogotá, Colombia.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Soil and water science.
- Soil management and plant nutrition.
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Soil Conservation module.
- Academic manager of the Specialized Learning by Doing Soil and Water Analysis Laboratory module.

Areas of research:
- Soil adaptation and conservation.
- Plant nutrition and fertilization.
- Soil studies and information systems.
- Soils and climate change.
- Precision agriculture.

Hugo Ramirez

horamirez@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Tropical Horticulture, University of London Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, United Kingdom.
- M.Sc. in Horticultural Sciences, with focus on Olericulture, Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Venezuela.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira, Venezuela.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Horticultura (collegiate course).
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Intensive and Extensive Olericulture module.

Areas of research:
- Integrated horticultural production management.
- Integrated production of sprouts, shoots, and microgreens, from seed to plate.
- Production of horticultural substrates and amendments.
- Production of tropical vegetables: stevia, amaranth, moringa, manioc, sweet potato.

Isidro Matamoros

imatamoros@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Animal Physiology, Mississippi State University, United States of America.
- M.Sc. in Animal Science, Mississippi State University, Unites States of America.
- B.Sc.in Animal Science, Mississippi State University, United States of America.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Animal physiology and reproduction.
- Statistical analysis and experimental design.
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Beef Cattle module.

Areas of research:
- Animal nutrition and feeding.
- Steer fattening.
- Strategic supplementation.
- Pastures and forages.
- Intensive rotational grazing.

Jesús Orozco

jorozco@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States of America.
- M.Sc. in Biology, Western Kentucky University, United States of America.
- B.Sc. in Biology, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Entomology.
Graduate
- Plant protection.
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Specialized Learning by Doing Entomology module.

Areas of research:
- Monitoring and diagnostic.
- Taxonomy and diversity.
- Insect protein production.
- Decomposition of waste.
- Dung beetles.

John Jairo Hincapié

jhincapie@zamorano.edu
Full Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Veterinary Sciences, Universidad Agraria de la Habana, Cuba.
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Animal production (collegiate course).
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Animal Reproduction Biotechnology module.

Areas of research:
- Reproductive biotechnologies (embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization, nuclear transfer, gamete cryopreservation).
- Controlled hormone therapy of the estrous cycle.
- Reproductive ultrasonography.

Julio López

jlopez@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Entomology, Mississippi State University, United States of America.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing Modules:
- Academic manager of the Integrated Crop Management and Climate Change module.

Areas of research:
- Trialing and generation of technologies for small- and medium-scale producers.
- Climate-smart household agriculture.
- Food and nutrition security.
- Postharvest technologies.
- Agricultural extension.

José Ordoñez

jordonez@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


Education:
- M.A. in Soil and Water Management, Universidad de Chile.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Irrigation and drainage.
- Agricultural machinery.
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Agricultural Machinery module.
- Academic manager of the Irrigation and Drainage module.

Areas of research:
- Conventional and alternative energy irrigation systems, water harvesting.
- Crop water demand, propagation, monitoring, and irrigation control.
- Agricultural drainage.
- Tractor and agricultural implement operation and calibration.
- Agricultural equipment efficiency and power.

Maria Bravo

mbravo@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Horticulture, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Agricultural biotechnology.
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory module.

Areas of research:
- Development and optimization of experimental protocols for mass in vitro propagation.
- Production of pathogen-free plants.
- Germplasm conservation.

Marielena Moncada

mmoncada@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. Animal Science, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
- M.Sc. Animal Science, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Ruminant production (collegiate course).
Graduate
- Sustainable animal production systems.
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Dairy Cattle module.
- Academic manager of the Replacement Cattle Management (calves and heifers) module.

Areas of research:
- Nutrition and feeding of cows in production and in transition.
- Replacement cattle breeding and handling.
- Reproductive efficiency.
- Climate change in livestock production.
- Animal behavior and welfare.

Mauricio Huete

mhuete@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Horticultural and Fruit Production, Universidad de Almería, Spain.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Fruticulture and perennials.
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Fruit Tree module.

Areas of research:
- Short-cycle fruit trees.
- Health.
- Flowering induction.
- Plant nutrition.
- Fruit tree propagation.

Patricio Paz

ppaz@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Fish/Allied Aquacultures, Auburn University, United States of America.
- M.Sc. in Fisheries, Louisiana State University, United States of America.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Aquaculture.
- Cell biology and physiology.
- Biology of organisms.
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Aquaculture module.

Areas of research:
- Nutrition - Additives: probiotics, enzymes, growth promoters.
- Aquaponics: NFT and RAFT systems.
- Shrimp: fattening and larvae.
- Aquamimicry (Synbiotics).
- Tilapia: pre-fattening and fattening.

Raphael Colbert

rcolbert@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, United States of America.
- M.Sc. in Agronomy, Universidad de Puerto Rico.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Production Engineering, Université Quisqueya, Haití

Courses:
Undergraduate
- General genetics.
- Plant and animal improvement (collegiate course).
Graduate
- Agricultural biotechnology.
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Molecular Diagnostic module.

Areas of research:
- Genetic improvement of plants: bean, maize, and sorghum.
- Disease-resistant varieties, adapted to climate change (drought and high temperatures).
- Quality seed production.
- Technician and farmer training.

Renán Pineda

repineda@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Crop Production and Physiology, 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.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Biochemistry.
- Extensive crops (collegiate course).
Graduate
- Crop physiology, nutrition and management.
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Grain and Seed module.

Areas of research:
- Physiological stress in plants.
- Seed production and analysis.
- Crop productivity enhancement technologies.
- Crops for bioenergy production.

Rogelio Trabanino

rtrabanino@zamorano.edu
Assistant Professor


Education:
- M.Sc. Weed Science, Mississippi State University, United States of America.
- B.Sc. in Plant pathology and weed science, Mississippi State University, United States of America.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Plant production (collegiate course).
- Weeds.
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Specialized Learning by Doing Weeds module.

Areas of research:
- Weed biology and ecology.
- Herbicide technology.
- Weed resistance to herbicides.
- Specific cases involving weed management.
- Cover crops for weed control.

Rony Muñoz

rfmuñoz@zamorano.edu
Associate Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Veterinary Sciences, Universidad de Granma, Cuba.
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Universidad de Granma, Cuba.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Animal nutrition (colegiada).
- Poultry production.
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Poultry module.
Areas of research:
- Nutrition and feeding.
- Yields in broiler processing.
- Genetic assessment (genotype comparison).
- Assessment of commercial hybrids.
- Assessment of table egg quality.

Yordan Martínez

ymartinez@zamorano.edu
Profesor Asociado


Education:
- Ph.D. in Veterinary Sciences, Universidad de Granma, Cuba.
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Universidad de Granma, Cuba.

Courses:
Undergraduate
- Animal nutrition (colegiada).
- Poultry production.
Learning by Doing Modules
- Academic manager of the Poultry module.

Areas of research:
- Nutritive value of conventional and alternative feeds and their effect on the growth performance and quality of the final product of the poultry.
-Characterization and use of functional foods and nutraceutical products on poultry diets and their effects on digestive physiology, antioxidant activity, immunity, microbiology and intestinal inflammation.
-Nutritional strategies to alleviate the harmful effects of mycotoxins, metabolic disorders and coccidiosis in poultry

Abelino Pitty, Ph.D.

apitty@zamorano.edu
Emeritus Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. in Crop Production and Physiology, Iowa State University, United States of America.
- M.Sc. in Crop Production and Physiology, Iowa State University, United States of America.
- B.Sc. in Phytopathology, University of Florida, United States of America.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Areas of research:
- Author and co-author of more than 50 publications, and five books and brochures.
- Use of adjuvants with herbicides.
- Herbicide effectiveness.
- Tillage systems.

Juan Carlos Rosas

jcrosas@zamorano.edu
Emeritus Professor


Education:
- Ph.D. Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States of America.
- M.Sc. Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States of America.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Universidad Nacional Agraria-La Molina, Perú.

Courses:
Graduate
- M.Sc. Thesis I to VI.

Areas of research:
- Genetic improvement of common beans, maize, and sorghum; more than 70 varieties of common beans used by farmers in Central America and the Caribbean.
- Genetic conservation and management.
- Participatory improvement with farmers and organizations in Mesoamerica.
- Resistance to diseases and warehouse weevils.
- Tolerance to drought, high temperatures, and low soil fertility.

Instructor

Adrián López

alopez@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Beef cattle.

Areas of research:
- Beef and dairy cattle nutrition, reproduction and production.
- Grass and forage production and conservation.

Alina Castillo

acastillo@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Agricultural machinery.

Areas of research:
- Agricultural engineering.
- Soil adaptation and preparation.

Ana Padilla

acpadilla@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Fruit trees.

Areas of research:
- Flowering induction and pest and disease control in fruit trees.
- Fruit plantation establishment.

Ana Arévalo

aarevalo@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Plant and ornamental propagation.

Areas of research:
- Ornamental plant production.

Angel Suazo

asuazo@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- M.B.A., Universidad Católica de Honduras.
- B.Sc. in Animal Science, Mississippi State University, United States of America.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Agricultural and livestock administration.

Areas of research:
- Business aspects of animal production.

Brayan Cruz

bcruz@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Grain and seed production.

Areas of research:
- Extensive crops.
- Plant physiology.

Carol Euceda

ceuceda@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Aquaculture.

Areas of research:
- Aquaculture production, focus on tilapia cultivation.

Delvis Izaguirre

dizaguirre@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Biological control.
- Animal biotechnology.

Areas of research:
- Biological control and proper use of biological controllers.
- Animal production.
- Semen collection techniques.
- Macro- and microscopic assessment of bovine semen.

Diego Avilés

daviles@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Dairy cattle.

Areas of research:
- Milk production.
- Animal nutrition.
- Grass and fodder production.

Erick Gutiérrez

egutierrez@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- M.Sc. in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States of America.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Soil conservation.

Areas of research:
- Soil conservation.
- Plant improvement.
- Horticulture.

Jofiel Jirón

jjiron@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Irrigation and drainage.

Areas of research:
- Irrigation system efficiency.

José Robles

jrobles@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Zootechnics, Universidad Federal de Santa María, Brazil.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Nacional de Agricultura, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Swine production.

Areas of research:
- Swine farming.

Kristian Pineda

kpineda@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Biotechnology – Plant tissue culture.
- Biotechnology – Molecular diagnostics.

Areas of research:
- Biotechnology applied to Phytotechnics.

Loana Rodriguez

lrodriguez@zamorano.edu
Docente práctico


Education:
- B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Development, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Organic agriculture.

Areas of research:
- Organic agriculture.
- Organic fertilizers.

Miguel Cocom

mcocom@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Biotechnology – Biological control.

Areas of research:
- Plant protection, biological pest control, mass production of nematodes, and projects to monitor insect resistance to chemical pesticides.
- Baseline dose response studies for genetically modified crops and new active ingredients in chemical products.
- Research into potential biological products and new agrochemicals.
- Massive reproduction through liquid fermentation of entomopathogenic nematodes or parasitic insect nematodes.

Raúl Ulloa

rulloa@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- M.Sc. In Agricultural Chain Administration, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
- B.Sc. In Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences.
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Plant health.

Areas of research:
- Internal logistics management and coordination and quality control.
- Overall and esthetic maintenance of seedlings, plants, shrubs and trees.

Ronny Sánchez

rsanchez@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Poultry farming.

Areas of research:
- Poultry farming.
- Animal nutrition.

Ulises Barahona

ubarahona@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.
- Agricultural Sciences Technician, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Extensive olericulture.
- Plant production project.

Areas of research:
- Vegetable production.

Leonel Contreras

lcontreras@zamorano.edu
Instructor


Education:
- B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Learning by Doing modules:
- Integrated crop management and climate change.

Areas of research:
- Integrated pest and crop management.
- Agricultural production.
- Climate change.

María Oyuela

moyuela@zamorano.edu
Docente práctico


Educación:
M.Sc. en Agricultura con especialización en Ciencia Animal, Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalén, Israel
- Ingeniero Agrónomo, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, Honduras.

Módulos del Aprender Haciendo que asiste:
- Acuacultura.

Áreas de investigación:
- Producción acuícola con énfasis en el cultivo de tilapia.
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