María Carlota Monroy She graduated from the USAC with a BA in Biology, and graduated in Sweden with a Master's degree in Medical Microbiology from the University of Karolinska and a PhD in Medical Entomology from Uppsala University. In 1992 she founded the Laboratory of Applied Entomology and Parasitology (LENAP) in Guatemala to investigate vector-borne diseases derived from environmental problems. Highlighted by her dedication in research into the disease of the chaga.
Marlene Susana Arrechea Alvarado Graduated from the University of San Carlos de Guatemala in Chemical Engineering, posteriormente studied master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Castile-La Mancha in Spain in the specialization of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Her research has focused on nanotechnology for sustainable construction materials, water treatment and renewable energy projects. She has also published scientific articles in international and national media.
Patricia Castellanos Muñoz Shee graduated from the University of the Valley of Guatemala with a BA in Education, followed by a specialization in Pediatric Audiology in Canada, a master's degree in Deaf Education at Gallaudet University in Washington DC, and a number of advanced studies in audiology. She is the founder and director of the Center for Hearing and Training in Guatemala, through which she also helps people with difficulties accessing hearing aids. It is Guatemala's only audiologa. He has been invited to speak at different workshops and conventions in countries such as Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Philippines and many others.
María Eugenia Cabrera Catalán She graduated from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala from the Bachelor's Degree in Applied Physics. She has a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Autonomous University of Madrid and has made two postdoctoral stays at the University of Amsterdam and in Sao Paulo. She has published more than ten scientific articles on dark matter.
Africa Flores She graduated from the University of San Carlos de Guatemala with a degree in Agronoma Engineering in Renewable Natural Resources. She was the first woman to be the first in the honor panel. She worked at CONAP as the head of geographic information systems, later worked at CATHALAC and also worked on THE SERVIR project in Panama. She continued her master's degree at the University of Alabama in the area of Earth Systems Science, her thesis was the creation of an algorithm to derive chlorophyll concentration for Lake Atitlan. She later worked in the Science Coordination Office of the NASA-SERVIR Project in conjunction with USAID. She won one of the AI for Earth Innovation Grant awards, a competition launched by Microsoft and National Geographic.
Pamela Marie Pennington She studied in the United States, earning a bachelor's degree in biology from Trinity University in Texas and a seven-year-later doctorate in microbiology from the University of Texas, Health Science Center in San Antonio Texas. She also holds a PhD from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. She has won several scholarships for her high academic performance. She has worked on research into and development of methods of cure for insect-borne diseases. She has worked with moscamed on the control of zika and malaria, as well as pursuing the elimination of the chaga in Guatemala. She has spent 20 years in higher education.
Andrea Celeste del Valle She graduated from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan with a scholarship as an Engineer in Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences, and is now in the process of a doctorate. With her studies she made a discovery of a new cell death called ferrotopsis, has managed to find a possible cure against cancer using nanoparticles to treat cancer tumors resistant to all drugs and wants to file the patent.
María Isabel Amorín She studied a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, however she has had a long journey with science since her father is a biologist chemist and owns a scientific publishing company. At 28 years of age, she has worked at the Institute of Hydrobiological Research, CEMA, DBG consultancy group Die Beratungs Grupp, the USAC Department of Physicochemistry, INACIF, among others, and is founder and president of INDEQUI, a biotechnology product research and development company. One of its most recent achievements was the creation of a filter from crustacean residues, especially for the treatment of textile wastewater since the filter has 95 to 85% efficiency. This year she won the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Entrepreneur of the Year for People Under 35.
On Science Day we commemorate some Guatemalan Women Scientists