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Francisco Martinez-Becerra, Ph.D.

Director, Immunology Core Laboratory
Assistant Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center
Primary office:
Multidisciplinary Research Building, room 257


Dr. Martinez Becerra is currently an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Kansas. He received his PhD from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and postdoctoral training from The University of Maryland at Baltimore and Oklahoma State University. His research interests include vaccine development against bacterial pathogens and analysis of protective immune responses.  Dr. Martinez Becerra is the Director of the Immunology Core Lab of the Kansas Vaccine Institute, which contains equipment useful in analyzing the immunological and cell biology markers in samples generated in vaccine studies.


Biochemistry & Protein Science

Bioinformatics & Modeling


Materials Characterization

Molecular Structures

Translational Biology

Ability to set up 24 NMR experiments at one time and eliminate periodic user intervention
Screen up to 100,000 compounds in two days for endpoint assays
Next-generation genome sequencing
Near-infrared and bioluminescence imaging instrumentation to track gene of interest and/or tumor growth
Expertise in the design and stability of various pharmaceutical dosage forms
More than 40 computational chemistry software programs and databases
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