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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Research Associate

ABI Research Technology Manager


Degrees and Title obtained at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH). Lima, Peru

  1. Doctor of Science. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  2. Master of Science. Biochemistry
  3. Professional Title. Biology (Licentiate)
  4. Bachelor of Science. Biology
  5. Cornell University. Plant Breeding and Biometrics Department. Ithaca, NY, USA. Bioinformatics with emphasis on plant genetic and genomic databases.
  6. International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. Trieste, Italy. Bioinformatics: Computer Methods in Molecular Biology.
  7. The Weizmann Institute of Science. Department of Plant Sciences. Rehovot, Israel. Molecular evaluation of transgenic potato plants.
  8. Axis Genetics, plc. Babraham, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Research on the biochemical evaluation of transgenic potato and sweet potato plants.

Professional Credentials

  1. Use of analytical chemistry procedures for the study and characterization of small molecules derived from plants, useful in human health therapy. Arkansas Biosciences Institute, Arkansas State University. Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA.
  2. Production of recombinant proteins in transgenic plants and hairy roots. Development of plant-based vaccines for the delivering of antigens from distinct human pathogens (Neisseria gonorrhea, Porphyromonas gingivalis, and Yersinia pestis) to the human mucosa. Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science Department. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
  3. Genetic transformation of potato for bacterial and insect resistance, and sweet potato for weevil resistance. Outlining of biosafety guidelines for the evaluation of biotechnologically engineered crops. Crop Improvement and Genetic Resources Department. International Potato Center (CIP). Lima, Peru.
  4. Analysis of electrophoretical polymorphisms in racing horse serum. Institute of Genetics, UPCH.
  5. Role of the proteases of Leishmania protozoa on the infectivity process on mice macrophages. Laboratory of Biochemistry of the Department of Physiological Sciences and Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt. UPCH.
  6. Biochemical and immunological studies of proteases of Fasciola hepatica metacercariae and adult worms. Laboratory of Biochemistry of the Department of Physiological Sciences. UPCH.
  7. Toxicity of Policril® and Terokal® on the behavior of adult rats. Institute for Altitude Disease Research. UPCH.
  8. Effects of hyperthyroidism on the pregnancy of rats. Laboratory of Biochemistry of the Department of Physiological Sciences. UPCH.

Luis Nopo

Contact Information

P: 870-680-4333
F: (870) 680-4348


Building: Arkansas Biosciences Institute
Room: 332