Javier Brumos

Research Associate
NCSU

Education

2004-2009 PhD in Biotechnology and Plant Breeding, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
1996-2003 BS/MS - Agronomist Engineer, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
2001-2002 Erasmus Scholarship, Master thesis, University of Helsinki, Finland

Awards and Honors

2018 Novozymes 1, 2, 3 Research Competition
First Place

The Life Science Research Foundation Competition
Finalist

PepsiCo Advanced Research Competition
Second Place
2017 USDA-NIFA exploratory grant as Co-PI
Regulation of Translation in Tomato Fruit Ripening.
2016 American Society of Plant Biologists conference grant award
2010-2012 Post-doctoral fellowship from the Spanish Department of Education
2011 Best PhD thesis award, in the Biotechnology area from the Polytechnic University of Valencia:
“Functional genomics, molecular and physiological approaches to study salt stress and chlorine homeostasis in citrus”
2008 Pre-doctoral fellowship from the Generalitat Valenciana, Department of Agriculture.

Teaching Experiences

Lecturer in Molecular Genetics GN701, lectures on RNA processing since 2015, North Carolina State University. Professor Dr. Anna Stepanova.
Presentation judge in Genome Science GN451, since 2015, North Carolina State University. Professor Dr. Reade Roberts.
Lecturer in Functional Genomics GN835, one lecture on introduction to Genomics, 2012, North Carolina State University. Professor Dr. Jose Alonso.
Lecturer in Introduction to Plant Biology and Physiology, one lecture on molecular basis of plant stress, 2009, FertinAgro - Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. Coordinator Dr. Oscar Vicente Meana.
Lecturer in Masters in Genetics, cellular and molecular biology, one lecture on molecular genetics, 2007, Jaume I University. Castellon, Spain. Coordinator Dr. Aurelio Gómez-Cadenas.
Completed course on pedagogy and teaching methods. 2003-2004. Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.

Synergistic Activities

Manuscript reviewer for the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2017-present)
Review editor for Frontiers in Plant Evolution and Development, Frontiers in Plant Science (2016-present)
Manuscript reviewer for The Plant Journal (2015-present)
Member of the American Society of Plant Biologists (2015-present)
Co-Author of fourteen Plants4Kids experimental modules for children translating these modules into Spanish. I have been one of the coordinators of the program organizing and leading more than 40 demos with hands-on experimental workshops at schools and museums (2010-present)
Science Fair Judge at A.B. Combs elementary school (2014-present)
Member of the Plant Abiotic Stresses Net, Spain (2004-2010)
Research mentor to high school, undergraduate and graduate students
Research mentor for NCSU CAALS 3D summer STEM program with North Carolina School of Science and Math since 2014.