1995 Doctor’s degree in sciences with a specialty in Biotechnology, FCB-UANL, Mexico
1990 Master’s degree in sciences with a specialty in Microbiology, FCB-UANL, Mexico
1984 Bacteriologist and Parasitologist Chemist, FCB-UANL, Mexico
1992 Research Stay, ARS, USDA, Peoria, ILL., EUA.


  • Industrial Biotechnology.

  • Obtaining products (biopolymers, antioxidants and antimicrobials) from microorganisms and agro-industrial waste in order to develop functional and biomaterial ingredients, pharmaceutics and cosmetology.

  • Environmental Biotechnology.

  • The usage of microbial enzymes and bioadsorbent materials to remove and reduce contaminant compounds..

  • Agricultural Biotechnology .

  • The search and evaluation of active principles of microbial or plant origin available in control of insect pests in harvests.



  • Industrial Biotechnology

  • Fermentation in food,

  • Food Biotechnology


  • Biotechnology I

  • Industrial Biotechnology

  • Scientific Publications

Professional Qualifications

Quantity of awards and prizes, the most important are:

  • Honorable mention for Master’s Degree Theses: 1990 .

  • Merit Recognition Award for Technological Development, “Tecnos”, awarded by the State Government of Nuevo León: 1994

  • Award of Research of UANL 1999, 2002.

  • Recognition Award for innovation and Technologic development in Project of Technologic Transference, awarded by the State Government of Nuevo León: 2004

  • Pregrad (12)

  • Master’s degree (6)

  • Doctor’s degree (9)

  • National Patents (1)

  • Publications (53)

  • Books(13)

  • Chapters of books (38)

  • Projects(25)

  • Industry Agreements (3)


  • Flores MS, Obregón-Cárdenas A, Tamez E, Rodríguez E, Arévalo K, Quintero I, Tijerina R, Bosques F, Galán L. 2014. Hypocholesterolemia in patients with amebic liver abscess. Gut and Liver. In press.

  • Hernández-Delgadillo R, Velasco-Arias D, Martínez-Sanmiguel JJ, Díaz D, Zuneta-Dube I, Arévalo-Niño K, Cabral-Romero C. 2013. Bismuth oxide aqueous coloidal nanoparticles inhibit Candida albicans growth and biofilm formation. Int. J. Nanomedicine, 8:1645-1652.

  • Martínez-Cruz NS, Arévalo Niño K, Verde Star MJ, Oranday Cárdenas A, Rivas Morales C, Treviño Neávez 2013. J. GeRMINACION in vitro e inducción de callo en Rubus adenotrichus Schltdl, POLIBOTÁNICA, 35:100-107.

  • Martínez Cruz NS, Arévalo Niño K, Verde Star MJ, Oranday Cárdenas A, Rivas Morales C, Morales Rubio ME. 2012. Cultivo en suspensión de Rubus adenotrichus SCHLTDL y determinación de compuestos fenólicos. Revista Latinoamericana de Química, 39: 111.

  • Gandarilla-Pacheco FL, Nava-González HD, Arévalo-Niño K, Galán-Wong LJ, Elías-Santos M, Quintero-Zapata I. 2012. Evaluation of Native Strains of Isaria fumosorosea (Wize) Against Anastrepha ludens (Loew) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Life Sciences, 6(8).

  • Gandarilla-Pacheco FL, Arévalo-Niño K, Galán-Wong LJ, Sandoval Coronado CF, Quintero-Zapata I. 2012. Evaluation of conidia production and mycelial growth in solid culture media from native strains of entomopathogenic fungi isolated from citrus-growing areas of México. African Journal of Biotechnology, 11(79):14453-14460.

  • Hernández-Delgadillo R., Velazco-Arias, D., Díaz, D., Arévalo-Niño, K., Garza-Enriquez, M., De la Garza-Ramos, MA; Cabral-Romero, C. 2012. Zerovalente bismuth nanoparticles inhibit Strptococcus mutants growth and formation of biofilm. Int. J. Nanomedicine, 7:2109-13.

  • De Luna-Santillana EJ, Rodrìguez-Perez MA, Ali-Mohmoud AM, Morales-Ramos LH, Hemavathi Gopal,  Arevalo-Niño K. 2011. Evaluation of Potential Microencapsulated Agents for Oral Entomopathogens with Phagostimulant Activity against Spodoptera exigua (Huber). SOUTHWESTERN ENTOMOLOGIST. 36(4):433-442.

  • Galán-Franco LA, Morales-Loredo A, Álvarez-Ojeda G, López-Arroyo JI, Arévalo-Niño K, Sandoval-Coronado CF, Quintero-Zapata I. 2011. Isolation and Characterization of Entomopathogenic Fungi Obtained from Citrus-growing Areas of Mexico. SOUTHWESTERN ENTOMOLOGIST, 36(4): 443-449.

  • Martínez-Cruz NS, Arévalo-Niño K, Verde-Star MJ, Rivas-Morales C, Oranday-Cárdenas A, Núñez-González MA, Morales-Rubio ME. 2011. Antocianinas y actividad anti radicales libres de Rubus adenotrichus Schltdl (zarzamora). Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Farmacéuticas, 42(4): 66-70.

  • Arévalo-Niño K, Aleman-Huerta ME, Rojas-Verde MG, Morales-Rodríguez LA. 2010. Peliculas Biodegradables a partir de Residuos de Citricos: Propuesta de Empaques Activos. Rev. Latinoam Biotecnol Amb Algal, 1(2):143-154.

  • Rojas Verde MG, Flores González MS, Larralde- Corona  CP, Arévalo Niño K. 2010. Decoloración del Azul brillante de Remazol R (RBBR) en presencia de sulfato de cobre por dos nuevas cepas de Trametes sp. Rev Latinoam Biotecnol Amb Algal, 1(2):143-154.

  • Flores  MS, Tamez E, Rangel R, Pérez  D, Obregón A, Arévalo K, Tijerina R, Bosques F, Isibasi A, Galan L. 2010. Specific and Sensitive Diagnosis of Invasive Amebiasis. Am J Gastroenterol. S1:105:S400 (1103).

  • Rodríguez-García Galan-Wong LJ, Arévalo-Niño K. 2010. Development and in Vitro evaluation of biopolymers as delivery system against periodontopathogen microorganisms. Acta Odontol. Latinoam. 23(2): 158-163.

  • Arévalo-Niño K, Valencia Vazquez R. 2009. 9th International workshop of agricultural biotechnology. Rev. Environ. Sci. Biotechnol, 8:243-244.

  • Arévalo-Niño K, Chavez C, Aleman-Huerta ME, Flores-Gonzàlez MS, Galan-Wong LJ, Rojas-Verde MG.  2009. Decolorization of different synthetic dyes by two Trametes strains and Pleurotus ostreatus ATCC 58053, and their laccase and manganese peroxidase activity. New Biotechnology, 25(1):S69-S70.

  • Arévalo-Niño K, Aleman-Huerta ME, Rojas-Verde MG, Morales-Ramos LH, Galan-Wong LJ. 2009. Properties and biodegradability of cast films based on agroindustrial residues, pectin and polivinilic alcohol (PVA). New Biotechnology, 25(1): S287-S288.

  • Arévalo-Niño K, Rojas-Verde MG, Aleman-Huerta ME, Quintero-Zapata, Galan-Wong LJ. 2009. Production of endoglucanases and xylanases by white-rot fungi, in carboxymethyl cellulose medium. New Biotechnology, 25(1):S69-S70.

  • López-Miranda J, Soto-Cruz NO, Rutiaga-Quiñones OM, Medrano-Roldán H, Arévalo-Niño K. 2009. Optimización del proceso de obtención enzimática de azúcares fermentables a partir de aserrín de pino. Rev. Int. Contam. Ambient. 25(2): 95-102.

Name: Dra. Katiushka Arévalo Niño
Occupation: Full Professor D, SNI-II
Telephone Number: +52 (81)8329-4000 ext. 7302; 6440

Laboratory: L 1