Alexander De Luna is a Research Professor at CINVESTAV in Irapuato, Mexico. He got his PhD in Biomedical Science at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and moved to the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School to work as a Pew postdoctoral fellow with Roy Kishony. His research has focused on the fields of genetics, evolution, metabolism, and aging. Currently, his lab aims to contribute in understanding how genes, the environment, and their interactions influence complex biological traits, with special interest on cellular aging. In 2012 he was named Young Affiliated Member of the TWAS Academy of Sciences and since 2016 he is member of the ACAL Latin American Academy of Sciences.