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Research Experience



Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Queretaro, Mexico

Research Group: NutriOmics

Performed research to identify phytochemicals, associated with Mexican native plants and foods that have the potential to prevent and treat chronic degenerative diseases (diabetes, inflammation, cholesterol and cancer). Important techniques were implemented to extract, identify and isolate phytochemicals, perform in-vitro tests with human cells as well as animal tests in a laboratory setting. The research entitled the mechanisms of phytochemicals that prevent or treat chronic-degenerative diseases, studied by nutrigenomic techniques, including the processing of the nutraceutical capacity of fruit-based foods.

Doctoral dissertation: "Preservation of the antioxidant activity and bioactive compounds of berrycacti (Myrtillocactus Geometrizans) to obtain a functional food by using two drying methods."

Work History


Adjunct faculty (Chemistry & Food Chemistry)

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Queretaro, Mexico

The position required giving lectures and workshops at the undergraduate level and to participate in academic activities such as the development of teaching material, seminars, and collaborative work with colleagues of the department, one-on-one mentoring, and participation in institutional events.


Quality Assurance Intern

Industrias Lactel S.A. de C.V., Corregidora, Queretaro, Mexico

Honors & awards


Student Ph.D. Thesis Scholarship

Fulbright - García Robles Visiting Scholar Program

Teaching Award

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey , Campus Queretaro, Mexico

Best student evaluations, Engineering and Architecture Department


  1. Santiago-Mora, Priscila D., Téllez-Pérez, Carmen, Tenbergen, Klaus, Montejano-Gaitán, José G., Cardador-Martínez, Anaberta, Martín del Campo, Sandra T. (2019) Berrycati (Myrtillocactus spp.): An unexplored Mexican crop with nutraceutical potential. In: Marianna Rodrigues Santos (Ed.), Cacti: Ecology, Conservation, Uses and Significance (pp. 185-230). Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  2. Santiago-Mora, Priscila Desiree, Cardador-Martinez, Anaberta, Tellez-Perez, Carmen, Montejano-Gaitan, Jose Gerardo, Martin del Campo, Sandra T. (2017) In-Vitro Antioxidant Capacity and Bioactive Compounds Preservation Post-Drying on Berrycacti (Myrtillocactus Geometrizans). Journal of Food Research. 6: 4. pp. 121-134. 
  3. Tenbergen, Klaus, Santiago-Mora, Priscila D., & Ferris, Dennis. (2016). Shelf-Life Extension. In J. J. Cousminer (Ed.), Culinology: The Intersection of Culinary Arts and Food Science (pp. 286-304): Wiley.
  4. Santiago-Mora, P., Tenbergen, K., Cardador-Martínez, A., and Martín del Campo Barba, S. T. (2014). Garambullo extracts differentiation during maturation stages: antioxidant activity. In: Discovery, utilization and control of bioactive component and functional foods, San Diego, CA, pp. 43-45.
  5. Vélez-Jiménez, E., Tenbergen, K., Santiago, P. D., and Cardador-Martínez, M. A. (2014). Functional Attributes of Amaranth. Austin Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. 2: 6.
  6. Santiago, P. D., Camargo, A. P., Tafoya, J., Trejo, R. E., González, J. D., and Martin del Campo, S. T. (2012). Accelerated Shelf Life Oil Tests of Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus). In: IFT 12 Annual Meeting & Food Expo, Las Vegas, NV, June 25-28, 2012.
  7. Cardador-Martínez, A., Arce, I., Cervantes, M., Santiago, P. D., Pérez, V., and Martin del Campo, S. T. (2011). Changes in phenols, anthocyanins, and antioxidant activity in garambullo (Myrtillocactus geometrizans) nectar after pasteurization. In: 11 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, New Orleans, LA, June 11- 14, 2011.


Functional and nutritional attributes of California dried fruits in baked goods and savory items, presented in:

  • Taipei, Taiwan (November 2015)
  • Singapore, Singapore (May 2017 & June 2019)
  • Shanghai, China (November 2016)
  • Manila, Philippines (May 2017 & June 2019)
  • Beijing, China (December 2016)
  • Bangkok, Thailand (May 2017)
  • Taipei, Taiwan (March 2017)
  • CDMX, Puebla, Tijuana & Monterrey, Mexico (May 2019)

International Congress of Research in Economic and Administrative Sciences:

  • Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, México (October 2017 & September 2018)

Research interests

  • Nutraceuticals, functional foods & bioactive compounds
  • Food chemistry
  • Shelf-life & food preservation
  • Culinology®
  • Pigment extraction 
  • Food design
  • Berrycacti
  • Food waste



Native language


Proficient (speaking, reading and writing)

Professional Memberships

  • Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds - ASFFBC
  • International Society of Food Engineering (ISFE)

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