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educator , Physiologist

Montaña Mena Marugán, Spanish physiologist, educator. Achievements include research in genetic transfer of resistance genes to hexaploid wheat from wild relatives, regulation of gene expression in barley endosperm & genetic control of stomatal development in arabidopsis; first to identification of the first maize genes involved in reproductive organ development.

Background

Marugán, Montaña Mena was born on September 20, 1961 in Caceres, Spain. Daughter of Guillermo Mena Avila and Rosario Marugan Luceño.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, University Complutense Madrid, 1990.

Career

Predoctoral fellow Escuela Ingenieros Agrónomos, University Politécnica de Madrid, 1985—1990, 1990—1991, 1995—2000. Predoctoral fellow, department biology University California San Diego, 1992—1995. Assistant professor plant biology Facultad de Ciencias del Medio Ambiente, University Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, Spain, 2001, associate professor plant physiology, since 2002.

Member counsel Agencia Calidad University Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain, 2005—2010.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in genetic transfer of resistance genes to hexaploid wheat from wild relatives, regulation of gene expression in barley endosperm & genetic control of stomatal development in arabidopsis. First to identification of the first maize genes involved in reproductive organ development.

Connections

Married Eduardo Mena Marugan, October 18, 1986. Children: Irene Garcia-Junceda Mena, Diego Garcia-Junceda Mena.

father:
Guillermo Mena Avila

mother:
Rosario Marugan Luceño

spouse:
Eduardo Mena Marugan

children:
Irene Garcia-Junceda Mena Marugán

Diego Garcia-Junceda Mena Marugán