2011 Doctor’s degree in Sciences with a specialty in Biotechnology

Cinvestav Unidad Irapuato.

2001 Bacteriologist and Parasitologist Chemist

Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Mexico.

  • Molecular Microbiology

  • Microbial Ecology and Bioprospecting.


  • Microbiology Bioprocessing

  • Tissue culture technique

  • Bioprocessing.


  • Biotechnology II

Thesis Consultant:

  • Pregrad (2).

  • Participation in Scientific Workshops Broadcasting: Workshop of Living the Science Cinvestav Irapuato..

  • Project PROMEP new PTC.

  • Aguilera, S., Alvarez-Morales, A., Hernández-Flores, J.L.,  Bravo, J., Murillo J., De la Torre-Zavala, S. (2017). Temperature-mediated biosynthesis of the phytotoxin phaseolotoxin by Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola depends on the autoregulated expression of the phtABC genes. PlOs O PLoS One. 12(6):e0178441. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178441.

  • Arocha-Garza, H. F., Canales-Del Castillo, R., Eguiarte, L. E., Souza, V., & De la Torre-Zavala, S. (2017). High diversity and suggested endemicity of culturable Actinobacteria in an extremely oligotrophic desert oasis. PeerJ, 5, e3247. DOI 10.7717/peerj.3247

  • Ramos-Silva, A., Tavares-Carreón, F., Figueroa, M., De la Torre-Zavala, S., Gastelum-Arellanez, A., Rodríguez-García, A., … & Avilés-Arnaut, H. (2017). Anticancer potential of Thevetia peruviana fruit methanolic extract. BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 17(1), 241. DOI 10.1186/s12906-017-1727-y

  • Robles-Huizar, M., De la Torre-Zavala, S., De la Garza-Ramos, M., Galán-Wong, L.J. (2017).  Antimicrobial activity of secondary metabolites obtained with different carbon sources at different stages of the Pseudomonas growth curve isolated from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, México mineral soils. African Journal of Bacteriology Research. Vol.9(5), pp. 30-36. DOI: 10.5897/JBR2017.0244

  • A. Rodriguez-Garcia, I. T. A. Peixoto, M. J. Verde-Star, S. De la Torre-Zavala, H. Aviles-Arnaut, and A. L. T. G. Ruiz, “In Vitro Antimicrobial and Antiproliferative Activity of Amphipterygium adstringens,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2015, Article ID 175497, 7 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/175497.

  • Selene Aguilera, Susana De la Torre-Zavala, José Luis Hernández-Flores, Jesús Murillo, Jaime Bravo, Ariel Alvarez-Morales. 2012. Expression of the Gene for Resistance to Phaseolotoxin (argK) Depends on the Activity of Genes phtABC in Pseudomonas syringae pv. Phaseolicola. PLoS ONE. 7:10. e46815.

  • Susana De la Torre-Zavala, Selene Aguilera S, Enrique Ibarra-Laclette, José Luis Hernandez-Flores, Alejandro Hernández-Morales, José Murillo, Ariel Alvarez-Morales. 2011. Gene expression of Pht cluster genes and a putative non-ribosomal peptide synthetase required for phaseolotoxin production is regulated by GacS/GacA in Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola. Res. Microb. 162(5): 488-498.

  • Alejandro Hernández-Morales A, Susana De la Torre-Zavala, Enrique Ibarra-Laclette E, José Luis Hernández-Flores JL, Alba Estela Jofre-Garfias, Agustino Martínez-Antonio, Ariel Alvarez-Morales. 2009.Transcriptional profile of Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola NPS3121 in response to tissue extracts from a susceptible Phaseolus vulgaris L. cultivar. BMC Microbiol. 9:257.

  • Susana De la Torre Zavala, Azucena Oranday, Ma. Luisa Rodríguez, Catalina Rivas y Ma. Julia Verde. 2000. Actividad larvicida en Aedes aegypti de extractos de Agavaceas, Myrtaceas y Lauraceas. Sociedad Química de México, AC MEXISSN 0583-7693 pp136 Vol 44 pp141.

  • Orencio-Trejo, M., De la Torre-Zavala, S., Rodriguez-Garcia, A. et al. Assessing the Performance of Bacterial Cellulases: the Use of Bacillus and Paenibacillus Strains as Enzyme Sources for Lignocellulose Saccharification. Bioenerg. Res. (2016). doi:10.1007/s12155-016-9797-0.

  • Orencio-Trejo, M., Torres-Granados, J., Rangel-Lara, A. et al. Cellulase and Xylanase Production by the Mexican Strain Talaromyces stollii LV186 and Its Application in the Saccharification of Pretreated Corn and Sorghum Stover. Bioenerg. Res. (2016). doi:10.1007/s12155-016-9791-6.

Dra. Susana De la Torre Zavala
Occupation: Full Professor A, SNI-Candidate
Telephone Number: +52 (81)8329-4000 / Cellphone number: 81 10446129
Email: susana.delatorrezv@uanl.edu.mx 


Laboratory: L 9.