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Research Experience


Doctoral Researcher

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Queretaro, Mexico

Research Group: NutriOmics

Performed research to identify phytochemicals, associated with Mexican native plants and foods that have the potential to prevent and treat chronic degenerative diseases (diabetes, inflammation, cholesterol and cancer). Important techniques were implemented to extract, identify and isolate phytochemicals, perform in-vitro tests with human cells as well as animal tests in a laboratory setting. The research entitled the mechanisms of phytochemicals that prevent or treat chronic-degenerative diseases, studied by nutrigenomic techniques, including the processing of the nutraceutical capacity of fruit-based foods.

Work History


Adjunct faculty (Chemistry & Food Chemistry)

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Queretaro, Mexico

Lecture and Laboratory sections

The position required giving lectures and workshops at the undergraduate level and to participate in academic activities such as: the development of teaching material, seminars, and collaborative work with colleagues of the department, one-on-one mentoring, and participation in institutional events.


Quality Assurance Intern

Industrias Lactel S.A. de C.V., Corregidora, Queretaro, Mexico

Drafted Quality Assurance Guidelines in preparation for the audit.

Honors & awards


Fulbright Scholarship Recipient

Fulbright-García Robles

Teaching Award

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey , Campus Queretaro, Mexico

Best student evaluations 2013, Engineering and Architecture Department


  1. Santiago-Mora, Priscila Desiree, Cardador-Martinez, Anaberta, Tellez-Perez, Carmen, Montejano-Gaitan, Jose Gerardo, Martin del Campo, Sandra T. (2017) In-Vitro Antioxidant Capacity and Bioactive Compounds Preservation Post-Drying on Berrycacti (Myrtillocactus Geometrizans). Journal of Food Research. 6: 4. pp. 121-134. 
  2. Tenbergen, Klaus, Santiago-Mora, Priscila D., & Ferris, Dennis. (2016). Shelf-Life Extension. In J. J. Cousminer (Ed.), Culinology: The Intersection of Culinary Arts and Food Science (pp. 286-304): Wiley.
  3. Santiago-Mora, P., Tenbergen, K., Cardador-Martínez, A., and Martín del Campo Barba, S. T. (2014). Garambullo extracts differentiation during maturation stages: antioxidant activity. In: Discovery, utilization and control of bioactive component and functional foods, San Diego, CA, pp. 43-45.
  4. Vélez-Jiménez, E., Tenbergen, K., Santiago, P. D., and Cardador-Martínez, M. A. (2014). Functional Attributes of Amaranth. Austin Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. 2: 6.
  5. Santiago, P. D., Camargo, A. P., Tafoya, J., Trejo, R. E., González, J. D., and Martin del Campo, S. T. (2012). Accelerated Shelf Life Oil Tests of Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus). In: IFT 12 Annual Meeting & Food Expo, Las Vegas, NV, June 25-28, 2012.
  6. Cardador-Martínez, A., Arce, I., Cervantes, M., Santiago, P. D., Pérez, V., and Martin del Campo, S. T. (2011). Changes in phenols, anthocyanins, and antioxidant activity in garambullo (Myrtillocactus geometrizans) nectar after pasteurization. In: 11 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, New Orleans, LA, June 11- 14, 2011.


Functional and Nutritional Attributes of California Dried Fruits in  Baked Goods and Savory Items, presented in:

  • Taipei, Taiwan (November 22-26, 2015)
  • Manila, Philippines (May 17-19, 2017)
  • Shanghai, China (November 25-29, 2016)
  • Bangkok, Thailand (May 19-23, 2017)
  • Beijing, China (December 1-3, 2016)
  • CDMX, Puebla, Tijuana & Monterrey, Mexico (May 21-31, 2019)
  • Taipei, Taiwan (March 18-26, 2017)
  • Singapore, Singapore (June 15, 2019)
  • Singapore, Singapore (May 13-17, 2017)
    • Manila, Philippines (June 18-22, 2019)

    International Congress of Research in Economic and Administrative Sciences, presented at:

    • Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, México (October 9-13, 2017 & September 24-28, 2018)

    Research interests

    • Berrycacti
    • Culinology®
    • Pigment Extraction- Betalains
    • Food Design
    • Food Chemistry
    • Food Waste
    • Shelf-Life and Food Preservation
    • Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods & Bioactive Compounds



    Native language


    Proficient (speaking, reading and writing)

    Professional Memberships

    Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds - ASFFBC

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