Octavio Salazar

PhD Student

Research Interests

I am interested in increasing food production with emphasis on agriculture in non-cultivated areas. I am currently working with halophytes and their potential for desert agriculture.


  • Master's degree: MSc. Plant Biotechnology (Wageningen University, the Netherlands)
  • Bachelor's degree: BSc. Genomic Sciences (UNAM, Mexico)

Professional Profile

  • 2012- Current  Ph.D. student -Salicornia domestication- Center for Desert Agriculture, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • 2011 M.Sc. internship -Kranz anatomy regulators, C4 Rice project- Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford
  • 2010-2011  M.Sc. thesis -Sugar partitioning enzymes and yield in potato plants under different drought treatments-, Wageningen University and Research    
  • 2009-2011  M.Sc. Plant Biotechnology, Wageningen University and Research
  • 2008-2009  B.Sc. thesis -Characterization of MADS-box type I transcription factors in Arabidopsis thaliana-, National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity
  • 2004-2009 B.Sc. Genomic Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico