Gametes and Technological Development Laboratory

Location within campus:Unidad de Biomedicina (UBIMED), Planta alta, Laboratorio 4
Phone:55 5518278856
Head of Laboratory:Dr. Andrés Aragón Martínez
Profesor de tiempo completo Asociado C
Research lines per researcher:1.- Apoptosis of testicular and ejaculate germ cells.

2.- Markers of sperm quality.

In the Gametes and Technological Development laboratory we train undergraduate and graduate, master’s and doctoral students. We investigated the apoptosis inducing mechanisms in testicular germ cells, mainly regulation by the serotonergic system.
In the Gametes and Technological Development laboratory we have the technology development approach to solve the problems posed by the techniques and technologies we use; always certain that the scientific instrumentation that is used, or the one to which we have access, does not always suit all needs.

Our philosophy is not to limit our research questions to the limitations imposed by the available technology. To go further, we design, build and modify equipment by programming control electronics and additive construction technology (3D printing), to designing three-dimensional parts using opensource programming languages.

We use the design, construction and modification of equipment not only to achieve our research objectives, but we also transfer it to other university laboratories and companies (mainly animal production companies). We have software registrations and patent applications.

Speaking of scientific equipment and research strategies “Think of things as you want them to be or as you need them, not as you have always seen them.”

Ayala ME, Gonzales A, Olivarez R, & Aragón-Martínez, A. (2018). Fluoxetine treatment of prepubertal male rats uniformly diminishes sex hormone levels and , in a subpopulation of animals , negatively affects sperm quality. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 1–13.

Díaz-ramos, J., Flores-flores, M., Ayala, M. E., & Aragón-Martínez, A. (2018). Impaired serotonin communication during juvenile development in rats diminishes adult sperm quality. Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine, 00(00), 1–8.

Ayala, M., & Aragón, M. (2017). Effect of Sexual Steroids on Boar Kinematic Sperm Subpopulations. Cytometry Part A, 91(11), 1096–1113.

Ayala, M., Velazquez, D., Mendoza, J., Monroy, J., Dominguez, R., Cardenas, M., & Aragón, A. (2015). Dorsal and medial raphe nuclei participate differentially in reproductive functions of the male rat. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 13, 1–12.

Vázquez, A., Cedillo, M., Quezada, V., Rivas, A., Morales, E., Ayala, E., … Aragón, M. (2015). Effects of repeated electroejaculations on kinematic sperm subpopulations and quality markers of Mexican creole goats. Animal Reproduction Science, 1(1), 1–10.

Perfil de ingreso de potenciales tesistas:To work with us you must study or be a graduate in the area of chemical biological sciences or Robotics (or related), passionate about technology, without fear of using computers, highly committed and convinced that here you can free your mind by applying the computing and technology to solve problems of interest in Reproductive Biology, mainly in gametes.
Datos de Servicio Social:Project: Apoptosis of testicular germ cells and Markers of sperm quality, key 2020-12 / 63-41.

Among the activities they carry out are the management of semen of different species and the evaluation of sperm quality through computer-aided analysis techniques (image analysis and data mining), as well as management of additive construction equipment (deposition 3D printers molten material or UV light -LCD-).