Dr Daniel Vazquez Maldonado (PhD)


Dr Daniel Vazquez Maldonado, PhD(c), is a nutritionist with a postgraduate degree in pharmaco-biological sciences, with expertise in gut microbiota, probiotics, prebiotics, and molecular and human nutrition. He writes and reviews content on these topics.


Dr Daniel Vazquez Maldonado Highlights:


  • He has taken different courses at the National Institute of Genomic Medicine, Mexico, which has allowed him to strengthen his knowledge in research and genomic sciences.


  • PhD(c) in pharmaco-biological sciences, working on developing a functional food with probiotics/prebiotics, and evaluating its anti-inflammatory effect at Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi.


  • Master’s degree in pharmaco-biological sciences, focused on obtaining prebiotics from regional plants such as agave and studying its effect on body composition and gut microbiota at Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi.


  • Bachelor´s degree in Nutrition, graduated by thesis, focused on developing fortified foods with amaranth and evaluating its physicochemical and nutritional properties, at Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi.

“Don’t be scared when you hear that we are surrounded by bacteria or microorganisms and that they even live in our bodies, science has shown that there are more good ones than bad ones, probably just like people around the world. -Dr. Daniel Vazquez Maldonado 

Professional experience


Along with his postgraduate studies, Dr. Daniel Vazquez Maldonado has taken several courses on Nutritional Care Process, and worked as a nutritionist in private practice, since the completion of his undergraduate studies, to date.


As a result of his research work and actual trajectory, Dr Daniel Vazquez Maldonado is part of the State System of Researchers of San Luis Potosi and has participated as a reviewer in online courses for scientific presentations and evaluating projects in national science events.


He has also worked as a professor at two universities, contributing to the learning of future nutritionists and chemists, by giving courses related to his academic background in research, nutrition, and probiotics.


Dr Daniel Vazquez Maldonado has also participated as an evaluator of the course “Drug-Nutrient Interaction” for the bachelor’s degree in nutrition at the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi.


Dr. Daniel Vazquez Maldonado has presented his research on probiotics and prebiotics, at national and international congresses.


-2015 Bachelor in Nutrition at Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi.

-2018 Master´s degree in Pharmacobiological Sciences at Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi.

-2023 PhD candidate in Pharmacobilogical Sciences at Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi

The main publications of Dr Daniel Vazquez Maldonado are:

López Padilla C, Vázquez-Maldonado D, Gallegos Martínez J, Algara-Suárez P, Ornelaz-Paz J de J, Reyes Hernández J. Evaluation of thermogravimetric, textural and viscoelastic properties in ternary system of amaranth, wheat and whole wheat. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization. 2022 Jun 1;16(3):2144–53. 

Martinez-Martinez MU, Vázquez-Maldonado D, Ratering S, Godínez-Hernández C, Ortiz-Basurto RI, Soria-Guerra RE, et al. Fructans from Agave enhance probiotic yoghurt by modulating gut microbiota on children with overweight or obesity. Food Biosci. 2022 Apr 1;46:101516. 

Vázquez-Maldonado D, Espinosa-Solis V, Leyva-Porras C, Aguirre-Bañuelos P, Martinez-Gutierrez F, Román-Aguirre M, et al. Preparation of spray-dried functional food: Effect of adding Bacillus clausii bacteria as a co-microencapsulating agent on the conservation of resveratrol. Processes. 2020 Jul 1;8(7):849. 

Conference Papers:


M.Sc. Daniel Vázquez-Maldonado , M.C. Macrina Beatriz Silva-Cázares , PhD. Isaac Compéan-Martínez , PhD.José Pérez-Urizar , PhD. María Z. Saavedra-Leos . Characterization of a spray dried microencapsulated powder containing bacillus clausii and resveratrol as co-encapsulating agents. In: International Research Congress, Academia Journals Hidalgo 2020


Vázquez-Maldonado D ,Soria-Guerra R ,González-Acevedo O ,Vega-Cárdenas M ,- Godínez-Hernández C ,Ratering-. S ,Schnell-. S ,Schneider-. B ,Juárez-Flores B ,Portales-Pérez D ,Martínez-Gutiérrez F,  Synbiotics with activity on gut microbiota affect indicators of cardiometabolic risk in schoolchildren. In: National Congress of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology XLIII, (2018). (Mérida, Yucatán).

You can view some of Dr Daniels’s work below and links to his professional profiles:


Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Daniel-Vazquez-32

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-v%C3%A1zquez-16b92a204/

WebofScience: https://www.webofscience.com/wos/author/record/GYD-9090-2022

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4302-9116