Jose Luis Arreola


Jose Luis Arreola

Ecología Marina
&  Instituto tecnológico y de estudios superiores de monterrey

Research interests

At this moment I am doing my PhD in one of the most recognized universities in Mexico (Universidad de Guadalajara). And I am the leader in a research project related with the next topic: ¨Search of natural products from marine organism of the mesophotic zone¨ The purpose of this project is to collect sea urchins from the mesophotic zone between 50 to 100 meters, using tech diving technics, and obtained the choelomic liquid from them, in search of Antimicrobial peptides (AMP’s). At this moment the AMP’s are one of the most important compound in pharmaceutical research, because they are the natural alternative for antibiotics, without the negative effect to create resistant in bacteria’s and fungi. In addition, AMP’s are being working in new treatments again other diseases as HIV, and cancer. My project plan to do several dives in the next years in the deep canyons in Bahia Banderas, Sea of Cortes and Revillagigedo Islands using trimix OC and CC. We will be using Citizen Scientist as a support in 4 trips every year in Bahía Banderas plus one trip to sea of Cortes and Revillagigedo island, using the boat Quino el guardian.

Research platform experience
  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
  Diving - Technical Rebreather