Ricardo holds a BSc in Biotechnology Engineering from the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico. Throughout his undergraduate studies, he specialized in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering. Seeking further academic growth, he relocated to Canada and joined Memorial University of Newfoundland. In St. John’s, he successfully completed his MSc in Biomedical Sciences within the Cancer & Development program, working under the guidance of Dr. Jules Dore. During his Master’s, his research focused on prostate cancer, specifically the characterization of regulatory proteins within the Pak2 signaling pathway and their impact on prostate cancer migration.
After experiencing several Atlantic Canada winters, he decided to make the move to Ottawa and joined Dr. Rudnicki’s lab, where he honed his skills in microscopy, as well as muscle techniques such as fiber feret analysis and muscle force acquisition. Additionally, he gained valuable experience in animal handling, and protocol & force script optimization.
Currently, Ricardo is thrilled to be a part of Dr. Lochmuller’s lab and focusing on conducting research on rare neuromuscular disorders. He is eager to contribute to the team’s efforts in advancing our understanding of these complex conditions.