Cecilia Hernández-Cepeda

Cecilia Hernández Zepeda

Water Sciences
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  • B.S. Biology. Instituto Tecnológico de Chetumal. 2002.
  • Ph.D. Plant Biotechnology. Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán. 2007.
  • Post-doctorate. Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados. 2009.
  • Post-doctorate. School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona. 2011.

Current research

  • Aquatic Ecosystem Sustainability


  • Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in environmental matrices and validation of a novel bioelectrochemical treatment system to lower viral concentrations in wastewater. (CONACYT)
  • Detection of enteric viruses in recreational waters of the northeast aquifer of the Yucatan Peninsula: evaluating potential health risks. (CONACYT)
  • Links between land use, groundwater pollution, and cyanotoxins: a comparison between lake-like and stream-like systems, and between urban and rural landscapes. (TAMU, CONACYT)


  • Sierra Cagle, Daniel L. Roelke, Cecilia Hernández-Zepeda, Gabriela Rosiles-Gónzález, Victor Hugo Carrillo-Jovel, Daniela Ortega-Camacho, Eduardo Cejudo. Cyanobacteria and nitrates in karstic systems of Yucatan (Mexico) and Texas (USA). Aquatic Sciences, in press: (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00027-021-00822-7.
  • Liliana Alzate-Gaviria, Jorge Domínguez-Maldonado, Rubí Chablé-Villacís, Edgar Olguín-Maciel, Rosa María Leal-Bautista, Gonzalo Canché-Escamilla, Adán Caballero-Vázquez, Cecilia Hernández-Zepeda, Felipe A. Barredo-Pool, Raúl Tapia-Tusell. Presence of Polyphenols Complex Aromatic “Lignin” in Sargassum spp. from Mexican Caribbean. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 9: 2-10, (2021). https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9010006.
  • Gabriela Rosiles-González, Gerardo Ávila-Torres, Oscar A. Moreno-Valenzuela, Cristobal Chaidez-Quiroz, César I. Hernández-FLores, Gilberto Acosta-González, Judith K. Brown, Walter Q. Betancourt, Charles P. Gerba, Cecilia Hernández-Zepeda. Norovirus and human adenovirus occurrence and diversity in recreational water in a karst aquifer in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 127: 1255-1269, (2021). https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.14385.
  • Gabriela Rosiles-González, Gerardo Ávila-Torres, Oscar A. Moreno-Valenzuela, Gilberto Acosta-González, Rosa María Leal-Bautista, Cinthya D. Grimaldo Hernández, Judith K. Brown, Cristobal Chaidez-Quiroz, Walter Q. Betancourt, Charles P. Gerba, Cecilia Hernández-Zepeda. Occurrence of Pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV) in groundwater from a karst aquifer system in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Food and Environmental Virology, 9: 487-497, (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12560-017-9309-1.
  • Marianne S. Luna Rivero, Cecilia Hernández-Zepeda, Hernán Villanueva-Alonzo, Yereni Minero-García, Salvador E. Castell-González, Oscar A. Moreno Valenzuela. Expression of genes involved in the salicylic acid pathway in type h1 thioredoxin transiently silenced pepper plants during a begomovirus compatible interaction. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 291: 819-830 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00438-015-1148-x.
Source: Cecilia Hernández Zepeda
Last Updated: 14 July 2021