Mónica is professor-investigator at School of Chemistry at Autonomous University of Coahuila. She is a Chemist (2009) by the same institution; her MSc and PhD Program are in Food Science and Technology (2015) by the Autonomous University of Coahuila, México; working in the development of bioprocess for the valorization of agroindustrial by-products. She is member of Mexican Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (SMBB) and Mexican Society for Food Protection affiliate at International Association for Food Protection. She is currently a member of the Food Safety Thematic Network: Agroindustrial By-products Valorization and Reduction of Food Losses and Waste (PDA).

She has carried out research stays in the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) at Le Rheu Francia and in the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), at Braga Portugal. Dra. Chávez is a member of S.N.I. (National System of Researches, Mexico) since 2016 (Level I).

She is a member of the academic group Nanobiociences and belongs to the Basic Academic Core of the postgraduate courses in Food Science and Technology. Monica’s experience is in the areas of fermentation process, microbial biotransformation, enzyme production, valorization of food industrial wastes, extraction of bioactive compounds and chemical characterization.