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Research scientist experienced in starch, antioxidant dietary fiber, bioactive compounds, and bioaccessibility and bioavailability of these compounds. Nowadays I am studying the bioaccesibility and bioavailability of Capsicum annuum L. var. glabriusculum (chiltepin) bioactive compounds from the Northwest of Mexico using the Caco-2 cell line. One of my concerns is about how the bioactive compounds present in chiltepin are released from the food matrix and distributed in different target tissues on the human body. This kind of research topic is interesting to increase the knowledge about the human health related benefits associated to the consumption of chiltepin.

Research Topics

Bioaccesibility and bioavailability of bioactive compounds

Starhc chemistry and its application in the develpoment of films with antimicrobial properties

DEvelopment of functional foods


Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 30 Jun 2012


Award Date: 26 Jul 2008

Bachelor, Instituto Tecnologico de Zacatepec

Award Date: 2 Feb 2006


  • S Agriculture (General)
  • starch chemistry
  • Polyphenols
  • Bioaccessibility
  • Bioavailability
  • Dietary fiber
  • beans
  • Capsicum annuum L. var. glabriusculum
  • wheat
  • DON
  • D3G
  • Functional foods
  • Nutraceuticals
  • By-products

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Research Output

  • 429 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 23 Article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 3 Book
  • 1 Review article

Cereal Grains By-products

Norma Julieta, S. L., Ovando-Martínez, M. & Domínguez-Avila, J. A., 5 Feb 2020, Food Wastes and By-products: Nutraceutical and Health Potential. Campos Vega, R., Oomah, R. D. & Vergara Castaneda, H. A. (eds.). 1 ed. Wiley-Blackwell, p. 1 34 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Physical, Barrier, Mechanical, and Biodegradability Properties of Modified Starch Films with Nut By-Products Extracts

Marcos Leon, B., Durmus, Y., Ovando-Martínez, M. & Simsek, S., 20 Feb 2020, In : Foods. 9, p. 226

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Starch digestibility properties of bread from hard red spring wheat cultivars released in the last 100 years

Simsek, S., Budak, B., Schwebach, C. S. & Ovando-Martínez, M., 1 Jan 2020, In : Cereal Chemistry. 97, 1, p. 138-148 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Historical vs. modern hard red spring wheat: Analysis of the chemical composition

    Simsek, S., Budak, B., Schwebach, C. S. & Ovando-Martínez, M., 1 Sep 2019, In : Cereal Chemistry. 96, 5, p. 937-949 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Projects


    • 2 Invited talk
    • 2 Oral presentation