Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

JOHN HINCAPIÉ

Director of Agricultural Science and Production / Full Professor and veterinarian / Animal Husbandry Area Coordinator / Director of the Laboratory of Animal Reproduction


EDUCATION:
Postdoctoral Biotechnology of animal reproduction and immunohistochemical techniques. Complutense University, Madrid, Spain 2003Ph.D. Veterinary Science / Animal Reproduction / Endocrinology, Agrarian University of Havana, Cuba. 2001.Especialización in Animal Reproduction. Agrarian University of Havana, Cuba. 1998. veterinarian. University of Antioquia, Colombia. Agricultural 1995.Tecnólogo. Jaime Isaza Cadavid Colombian Polytechnic, Colombia1982
COURSES OFFERED:
Animal production: Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals; Swine production: animal health; Ruminant Production: animal health; Genetics and Biotechnology: Applications of biotechnology in animal reproduction
MODULES:
Animal biotechnology
RESEARCH AREAS:
assisted animal reproduction. Bovine embryo transfer. IVF in cattle. Immunohistochemistry. interna.Cirugía medicine. Design breeding programs. Cryopreservation of male and female gametes (cattle embryos and semen from cattle, horses and pigs). Fixed Time Artificial Insemination. controlled hormone bovine estrous cycle

RENÁN PINEDA

Full Professor and Head of Unit Grain and Seed


EDUCATION:
PhD, Iowa State University, Ames , Iowa, USADepartment of Agronomy , Crop and Seed PhysiologyMS , Mississippi State University, Starkville Mississippi, USADepartment of Agronomy , Seed TecnologyBS , Mississippi State University, Starkville Mississippi, USADepartment of Agronomy , Crop Science
COURSES OFFERED:
Biochemistry, First Period , Freshman , extensive production and Fodder crops , 4th year, Second period , Plant Production , 50 % of the course more coordination, 2nd year, third quarter Business Aspects of Agricultural Production, 25 % of the course , 3rd year, Third Period
MODULES:
Modulo Grain and Seed
RESEARCH AREAS:
field crops (maize, sorghum , beans, rice , sugarcane, soy , green manure ) Bioenergy (maize, sorghum , Jatropha , peanuts, sunflower, sesame )

FRANCISCO ÁLVAREZ

Assistant Professor / Head of Unit and Irrigation Machinery


EDUCATION:
Master's degree in Business Administration; 1998; HondurasTítulo National Autonomous University of Agricultural Engineering; 1993; PanamericanaTítulo Agronomist Agricultural School; 1991; Pan-American Agricultural School
COURSES OFFERED:
Irrigation and Drainage (9CPA3063); Third year; VII Quarter; Career of Agricultural Engineering; Agricultural completo.Maquinaria dictate course (9CPA3133); Third year; IX Quarter; Career of Agricultural Engineering; completo.Ingeniería dictate the course of Water Resources (9IAD3143); Third year; IX Quarter; Engineering in Environment and Development; seven semanas.Introducción dictate the Plant Production (9CPA1013); First year; Third Quarter; Career of Agricultural Engineering; delivered four weeks.
MODULES:
Irrigation and Drainage; First Year and Fourth AñoMaquinaria Agricultural; First Year and Fourth Year
RESEARCH AREAS:
Irrigation, drainage, mechanization, Applied Technology

MARÍA BRAVO

Instructor and Head of the Laboratory of Plant Tissue Culture


EDUCATION:
Master of Sciences Horticulture - Biotechnology , National Pingtung University of Science and Technology , Taiwan ; Agronomist Zamorano , Honduras
COURSES OFFERED:
Biotechnology ( as part of the course Genetics and Biotechnology)
MODULES:
Laboratory plant tissue culture
RESEARCH AREAS:
Propagation in vitro grocery araceas ; virus free potato and sugar cane Arundo donax Jatropha curcas

GLORIA ÁREVALO DE GAUGGEL

Associate Professor of Soils and Plant / Soil Director Nutrition Unit


EDUCATION:
Diploma in Advanced Studies in Agriculture intensiva.Doctorando in intensive Agriculture, Nutrition Specialist area VegetalMaestría in Soil Management and AguasIng . Agrologist ( Soil Science )
COURSES OFFERED:
Soil Management and Plant Nutrition , Soil Conservation and Management , Soil and Water Science
MODULES:
Coordinates module Soil Conservation
RESEARCH AREAS:
Unit runs Soil : Soil Laboratory , mycorrhizae Program , Management and soil conservation, soil fertility and plant nutrition, land use capacity , Soil and Environment, Cartography and Soil classification , organic matter and beneficial soil organisms , mycorrhizae in the soil , Rehabilitation and improvement of soil , soil hydrology , drainage from agricultural soils

DINNIE ESPINAL

Teaching Research Biotechnology


EDUCATION:
Master in Science. Double Major in the Departments of Horticulture and Ornamental Horticulture and Crop Improvement Department of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA. Research work in conventional and micropropagation of several species of Inga spp Propagation., Used as shade coffee agroforestry systems. Specialization in micropropagation and related to the conservation and utilization of plant genetic resources and crop improvement techniques, Federal Ministry for Development and Technical Cooperation, Alemania.B.Sc. Ornamental Horticulture, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA, Accreditation as a member of Sigma Gamma Delta Society and Golden Key National Honor Society. Minor in Plant Pathology. Graduated with Honores.Agrónoma Zamorana of the first class of women, class 1983. Pan-American Agricultural School, Zamorano
COURSES OFFERED:
Physiology and Plant Propagation area micropropagation and applications of plant tissue culture
RESEARCH AREAS:
In the Laboratory of tissue culture and micropropagation, in vitro propagation of different ornamental, industrial and agricultural crops for purposes of teaching, research and production. In addition to having led for many years breeding, conservation and reforestation Rhyncholaelia digbyana orchid, the national flower of Honduras, currently designing protocols crops of commercial interest for the country or domestic producers.

ROGEL CASTILLO

Associate / Chief Technical teacher, Pig Production


EDUCATION:
Degree in Business Administration, Catholic University of Honduras , Integrated 2003.degree in Animal Reproduction , National University, Costa Rica , 1999.Graduado Zamorano , Class 90 and Agronomist Agronomist In 1992
COURSES OFFERED:
PorcinaMejoramiento production of plants and animals ( 50 % ) Animal Production (15 % ) in the elective Guest " Business Aspects of Animal Production "
MODULES:
Pig Production
RESEARCH AREAS:
In the area of ​​production of Pigs : Reproduction, Food, Health, Management , Breeding , Environmental Issues

ISIDRO MATAMOROS

Associate Professor and Head of the Technical Unit Beef Cattle


EDUCATION:
Doctorate in Physiology of Animal Reproduction , Mississippi State University, Mississippi State , Mississippi, USA.Maestria Science and Animal Production, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State , Mississippi, USA.Licenciatura Science and Animal Production, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State , Mississippi, USA.Agronomo Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School , Zamorano
COURSES OFFERED:
Anatomy and Physiology of Animal Reproduction , Experimental Design and Analysis , Nutrition and Animal Feed Production Ruminants , Genetics and Biotechnology, Animal Production
MODULES:
Beef Cattle
RESEARCH AREAS:
Reproductive Physiology and Biotechnology . Production systems and animal feed. Pasture and forage conservation

GERADO MURILLO

Assistant Professor and Poultry Module


EDUCATION:
Agricultural engineer. Pan-American Agricultural School, ZamoranoAgrónomo . Pan-American Agricultural School, Zamorano
MODULES:
Poultry farming
RESEARCH AREAS:
Animal Nutrition and Poultry

ABELINO PITTY

Full Professor , Editor of Ceiba


EDUCATION:
Ph.D. Production and Crop Physiology ( Weeds ) . Iowa State University; May 1988. Dissertation : Environmental effects on epicuticular wax deposition , and herbicide penetration on velvetleaf and giant foxtail . 1988M.Sc . Production and Crop Physiology ( Weeds ) . Iowa State University; May 1984. Thesis: Fungi Associated With caryopses of three species of Setaria , recovered from soil under two tillage systems. 1984B.S . in Plant Pathology University of Florida, 1978Agrónomo . Pan-American Agricultural School, Zamorano , Honduras , 1974
COURSES OFFERED:
MalezasDR4971 Técnica5CPA Writing Workshop 3093 and Spread PlantasCPA1262 Physiology Plant Production
RESEARCH AREAS:
herbicides

JUAN CARLOS ROSAS

Full Professor / Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding


EDUCATION:
Doctor of Phylosophy, Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA (1983). Master of Science, Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA (1982). Agronomist, National Agrarian University, La Molina, Lima, Peru (1969)
COURSES OFFERED:
Genetics and Biotechnology. Improvement of plants and animals.
MODULES OFFERED:
Molecular diagnostics
RESEARCH AREAS:
genetic improvement of disease resistance in common bean. genetic improvement of tolerance abiotic factors (drought, low fertility and high temperatures) in common bean. Genetic improvement of the contents of iron and zinc (Biofortification) in common bean. Management of plant genetic resources of the genus Phaseolus and agro criollos.Manejo maize crop of beans. Handling technology and production of Rhizobium inoculants. PPB common bean and molecular marker assisted maíz.Selección in improving the common bean. Maintenance, regeneration and seed production of beans, corn and sorghum.

ALEJANDRA SIERRA

Instructor and Head of Organic Agriculture and compost


EDUCATION:
Master of Science ( Horticulture minor in Soil and Water Sciences) , University of Agricultural FloridaIngeniero ( Biological Conservation and Natural Resources) , E.A.P. ZamoranoAgrónomo , E.A.P. Zamorano
COURSES OFFERED:
Plant Production , Organic Farming
MODULES OFFERED:
Organic agriculture
RESEARCH AREAS:
Management of organic crops: - Plants as a haven for pest management in crops hortícolas- Cover crops to increase soil fertility and crop yields high economic- value integration of animals to organic production . Organic fertilizers : - Optimization of the process of compost- Using compost tea and lombrihumus for disease suppression

ROGELIO TRABANINO

Associate Professor and Coordinator Biological Control Laboratory


EDUCATION:
M.Sc Entomology , Mississippi State University. B.S. Mississippi State University entomology . Pan-American Agricultural School , Agronomist
COURSES OFFERED :
Plant Protection and Management of Agrochemicals
MODULES OFFERED:
Biological Control Module
RESEARCH AREAS:
Pesticide efficacy testing in field and laboratory. Monitoring susceptibility of several pesticides . Biotechnology, evidence of efficacy of the events that occur in the country. Monitoring of biotechnology in production areas. Biologic control. Breeding and reproduction of natural enemies.

Julio Isabel López Montes, MSc

Director of the Innovation Center for Vegetables and Fruits


EDUCATION:
Agricultural Program , Pan American Agricultural School , Zamorano , 1984 Agronomist, Pan-American Agricultural School, Zamorano , 1988 , MSc in Entomology from the University of Mississippi State University ( MSU -USA )
MODULES OFFERED:
Coordinator MIC-CC module
RESEARCH AREAS:
Creoles and resistance breeding sorghums Honduras to pest complex genus Spodoptera, biology and management zompopos among others. He is the author of over 30 publications, guides and books on the subjects of MIP-BPA-Agroecology, ECAs for colleges and universities in Central America.

Marielena Moncada Lainez

Associate professor


EDUCATION:
National Pingtung University PhD of Science and Technology, Taiwan ROC. Agronomist engineer Zamorano.
COURSES OFFERED :
Ruminant Production

Jesus Orozco

Associate Professor, Curator of Entomological Collection


EDUCATION:
Postdoc in Taxonomy and Conservation Phylogeography Rhodes University, South Africa PhD in Entomology University of Nebraska, USA MSc in Biology from Western Kentucky University, USA Biologist Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia Courses taught: Entomology
COURSES OFFERED:
Entomology
RESEARCH AREAS:
He is the curator responsible for the administration, development and improvement of entomological collection Zamorano, the second largest in Central America with about 300,000 specimens. His research is focused on taxonomy, monitoring and diagnosis of agricultural, forestry and urban pest, biodiversity and both veterinary and human health. He is the author of several articles in prestigious journals, described 10 new species of insects and species has been named in his honor.

Patricio E. Paz Castillo

Associate professor, coordinator of animal science, aquaculture coordinator


EDUCATION:
PhD in Aquaculture from Auburn University, USA. MSc in Aquaculture Louisiana State University, USA. Agronomist of the EAP Zamorano, Honduras.
RESEARCH AREAS:
He currently directs several research unit Aquaculture "Daniel E. Meyer" on aquaculture nutrition, specifically use of additives to improve feed conversion in tilapia, and aquaponics.

Cristian F. Quispe Q.

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology


EDUCATION:
Ph.D. Molecular Biology and Microbiology (Virology), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2015. Dissertation: Expansion of the genus Chlorovirus by studies on the natural history and Chlorella virus host metabolism. M.Sc. in Plant Pathology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2009. Dissertation: GATA-family transcription factors in Magnaporthe oryzae pathogenicity. B.S. Agricultural Production Science, Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School, 2006. Thesis: conventional and molecular marker-assisted selection to improve resistance to bean rust in Honduras.
COURSES OFFERED :
Phytopathology
RESEARCH AREAS:
He is the author or co-author of several publications in the area of virology and mycology. He has experience in research on plant pathogens, using molecular tools and maintenance of microorganisms.

Dr. Emmanuel Amable Torres Quezada

Associate Professor of Horticulture


EDUCATION:
Ph.D. in Horticultural Science (2016), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.
MSc. in (2012) Horticultural Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.
Agricultural Engineering (2010), Universidad Nacional Pedro Enríquez Ureña, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana.
Agricultural Technologist (2007), Instituto Politécnico Loyola, San Cristóbal, Rep. Dominicana.
COURSES OFFERED :
Horticulture
RESEARCH AREAS:
Management of water, nutrients and cultural practices in vegetable crops and lower fruit
Production practices in protected environment for tropical and sub-tropical

Instructors

IVANNA VEJARANO

Instructor Module Integrated Crop Management and Climate Change


EDUCATION:
Master in Project Management , UNITEC 2009Ingeniero Agronomist, Zamorano, Class of 2003
MODULES OFFERED :
Module Integrated Crop Management and Climate Change
RESEARCH AREAS :
Alternatives for resilient agriculture to Climate.- Integrated Pest Management in vegetables and grains básicos.- protective structures for high-value crop .

Ulises Federico Barahona Cuadra

Practical Teaching in Vegetable Production


EDUCATION:
Program agronomist at the Pan-American Agricultural School, Zamorano , 1980 Agronomist, Pan-American Agricultural School, Zamorano , 2006
COURSES OFFERED :
Plots Independent Production

MIGUEL COCOM

Instructor and Researcher in Biological Control


EDUCATION:
Agricultural University Panamericana, Zamorano, HondurasUniversity of Belize, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Central Farm, Belize, C.A.
COURSES OFFERED:
Mass production of entomopathogenic nematodes as biological control agents. Phytopathological laboratories on plant parasitic nematodes. Talks on the effective use of nematicides in the agricultural sector in the Plant Protection class
MODULES:
Biological Pest Control
RESEARCH AREAS:
Research on the production and application in the field of biological control agents such as insect predators, parasitoids, entomopathogenic fungi, antagonistic bacteria, entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi antagonistas.Evaluación of resistance in the target insects on trangenicos.Evaluaciones crops to determine the efficiency of new insecticides and monitoring provoked resistance to insecticides. Identify new methods of biological control massiva production using in vitro culture media.

PAOLA FLORES

Research Assistant in the area of mushroom production


EDUCATION:
Master in Project Management . Central American Technological University ( UNITEC) Ingenierra Agricultural , Escuela Agricola Panamericana El Zamorano
MODULES:
Biological Control Laboratory Module , Subsection mushroom production
RESEARCH AREAS:
Evidence of effectiveness of entomopathogenic fungi in different insects in vegetables. Reactivation of fungal strains of biological control laboratory . Assessments of the 11 strains of Beauveria bassiana produced in the laboratory of biological control. Trials Mushroom production methods so biphasic

JOSE HUETE

Instructor and Head of Unit Fruit


EDUCATION:
Ing .. Agronomist ; Pan-American Agricultural School, Zamorano.Agrónomo Pan-American Agricultural School, Zamorano
COURSES OFFERED:
Fruit production and Peremnes
MODULES:
Module fruit
RESEARCH AREAS :
Advisory Thesis theme Fruticultura (Mango , coffee, banana )

CINTHYA MARTÍNEZ

Chief Technical Unit Propagation and Seedling Production


EDUCATION:
2003 , Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance , Catholic University of Honduras.1999 , Agronomist . 1997 Agricultural Zamorano
COURSES OFFERED:
Plant propagation (Principles and fundamentals of sexual and asexual propagation . Production of ornamental crops. Business Aspects of Agricultural Production
MODULES:
Propagation and seedling production . Evaluation of hormones used in rooting. Evaluation of substrates for propagation . Evaluation of optimal environmental conditions for propagation . Evaluation of nutritional solutions for production of ornamental plants . Evaluation of the production of new lines of flower pot.

ÁNGEL SUAZO

Associate professor


EDUCATION:
AgrónomoB.S . (Animal Science ) Zamorano and Mississippi State University . Master of Business Administration Catholic University of Agricultural Management HondurasModulo
COORDINATOR:
Academic Coordinator Carrera Agricultural Science and Production . Coordinator Learning by Doing Science and Production Career Agrop . Coordinator of Professional Practice of CPA

GUILLERMO ZELAYA

Instructor Beef Cattle


EDUCATION:
Engineer Agricultural Science and Production , Pan-American Agricultural School, Zamorano , Honduras.Bachiller industrial technician , Honduras Technical Institute , Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán, Honduras
COURSES OFFERED :
Assistant Laboratory Animal Reproduction
MODULES OFFERED :
Beef cattle , forage conservation
RESEARCH AREAS:
Animal Reproduction Beef Cattle , ruminant nutrition , Pastures and Forages , production ruminant meat and milk , forage conservation

José Ramón Robles Hernández

Instructor Learning by Doing , pigs


EDUCATION:
Zootecnista engineer at the Federal University of Santa Maria , Brazil, National School of Agriculture Catacamas .

Elwuin Edgardo Fiallos

Instructor


EDUCATION:
Engineer Socioeconomic Development and Environment of the EAP Zamorano
MODULES OFFERED
Soil Conservation.

Mario Alejandro Núñez Flores

Instructor


EDUCATION:
Agronomist of the EAP Zamorano
MODULES OFFERED
Grain and Seed Production
RESEARCH AREAS:
In their interests is improving seeds to optimize production, adaptability of new species for food in areas with problems of drought and agricultural economy to provide new production opportunities for farmers.

Dafne Isaac Serrano

Instructor, area manager and Composting Organic Farming


EDUCATION:
Agronomist of the EAP Zamorano

CIELO YANIRE VILATUÑA

Instructor Module


EDUCATION:
Plant Protection Agronomist
RESEARCH AREAS:
Safe handling of agricultural pesticides and crop protection .

Assistants

Patricia Azucena Arce Valladares

Assistant Regional Research Center


EDUCATION:
Agronomist, Pan-American Agricultural School, Zamorano ,

MODULES OFFERED :
Integrated Crop Management and Climate Change ( MIC -CC)
RESEARCH AREAS
Innovation and technology research production, storage and post harvest vegetables and fruits, Integrated Pest Management, Integrated Crop Management and climate change.

Gabriela Hernández

Assistant Regional Innovation Center for Vegetables and Fruits


Karen Margarita Morán Rivera

Research Assistant Laboratory Soil


EDUCATION
Agronomist of the EAP Zamorano.

Rufina Yuliana Sorto Villalobos

Biological Control Assistant


EDUCATION
Microbiologist with industrial orientation of the National Autonomous University of Honduras
RESEARCH AREAS: It is responsible for the production laboratory fungal pest controllers agricultural crops in the unit of biological control. It is responsible for serving seniors and sophomores in Learning by Doing in Biological Control module.

Carlos Aker Narváez

Technical Project PROMESSA-CAFCA ZAMORANO-SNV Nicaragua


EDUCATION
Master of Natural Resources of the Tropical Agricultural Research and Education Center (CATIE), Costa Rica Agronomist ZamoranoRESEARCH AREAS: Coordinates technical implementation work on food safety and good agricultural practices in northern Nicaragua with producers of coffee and cocoa crops. Manages and develops demonstration farms in the same area.

Liss Díaz Rueda

Technical Project PROMESSA-CAFCA ZAMORANO-SNV Nicaragua


EDUCATION
Agronomist of the EAP Zamorano RESEARCH AREAS: Coordinating technical work on food safety and field schools in the north of Nicaragua in coordination with coffee cooperatives and cocoa.

Karim Jahely Galeano Jimenez

Soil Laboratory Assistant


EDUCATION:
Industrial Chemical Engineering at the National Autonomous University of Honduras.

MODULES OFFERED :
Soil Laboratory.
RESEARCH AREAS
chemical analysis, quality control processes, experience and implementation of the Quality Management System under ISO 17025, food-oriented area, administration and finance.

José Moisés Sánchez Amaya

Soil Laboratory Assistant


EDUCATION:
Recovery Specialist Contaminated Soil at the International University Iberoamericana, Puerto Rico Chemical Engineering of the National Autonomous University of Honduras.

MODULES OFFERED :
Soil Laboratory.
RESEARCH AREAS
Responsible for quality and chemical analysis, taking charge of the coordination of routine laboratory operations as well as to implement and review the Quality Management System under ISO 17025 for accreditation.

Daniel Josué Valle Torres

Research assistant


EDUCATION:
Agronomist of the EAP Zamorano

MODULES OFFERED :
Molecular diagnosis.
RESEARCH AREAS
Work on Research Program Bean, supervising the planting, maintenance and harvesting trials, evaluating the tolerance to abiotic factors and disease resistance bean field and greenhouses, asistiéndose by analysis of molecular diagnostics laboratory level.