Nicolás Gómez-Hernández - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Contact information

Nicolás Gómez-Hernández
201 Life Science Center
1201 Rollins Road
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO. 65211.
e-mail: gomezhernandezn at
Lab:  (573) 884 4799


Ph. D. in Biomedical Sciences: Reactive nitrogen species in the Rhizobium etli – Phaseolus vulgaris interaction. Center for Genomic Sciences, National University of Mexico (UNAM), Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico (2011).

Professional Experiences

1. Rhizobium etli gene expression in response to nitrogen oxides. February 1st, 2010 to December 31th, 2010. Functional Genomic of Prokaryotes laboratory CCG-UNAM.

2. Regulation of the auxin production in Azospirillum spp. February 1st, 2008 to January 31th, 2010. Genomic Ecology and Soil  Microbiology laboratory CCG-UNAM.

Current Research Focus

Root Hair Cells Response to Abiotic Stress

Journal Articles

1. Zamorano-Sánchez, D., Reyes-González, A., Gómez-Hernández, N., Rivera, P., Georgellis, D., Girard, L. 2012. FxkR provides the missing link in the fixL-fixK signal transduction cascade in Rhizobium etli CFN42. Mol. Plant. Microbe Interact. 25(11):1506-1517.

2. Gómez-Hernández, N., Reyes-González, A., Sánchez, C., Mora, Y., Delgado, M. J., Girard, L. 2011. Regulation and symbiotic role of nirK and norC expression in Rhizobium etli. Mol. Plant Microbe Interact. 24(2):233-245.

3. Granados-Baeza, M. J., Gómez-Hernández, N., Mora, Y., Delgado, M. J., Romero, D., Girard, L. 2007. Novel reiterated Fnr-type proteins control the production of the symbiotic terminal oxidase cbb3 in Rhizobium etli CFN42. Mol. Plant Microbe Interact. 10:1241-1249.

4. Bueno, E.,  Gómez-Hernández, N., Girard, L., Bedmar, E. J. and Delgado, M. J.  2005. Function of the Rhizobium etli CFN42 nirK gene in nitrite metabolism. Biochemical Society Transactions, 33:162-163.