Dr. Alejandra Mejia
Alejandra joined the Marco Lab in July 2022. She holds a Ph.D. in Biochemical Sciences from the Biotechnology Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where she also completed her MS degree in the same field. Her research interests are centered around the biology of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) and their adaptation to diverse environments. She explores genetic and phenotypic differences within LAB strains, with a primary focus on their roles in food fermentations and interactions with host organisms. Currently, her research at Marco Lab concentrates on the study of autochthonous LAB in the gastrointestinal tract of pigs, with a particular emphasis on comprehending their interactions and potential beneficial effects in preventing post-weaning diarrhea. Alejandra had the opportunity to present her research progress at the Gordon Conference on lactic acid bacteria last summer.