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Esther Orozco

Esther Orozco
BornApril 25, 1945
San Isidro, Chihuahua, Mexico.[1]
ResidenceMexico City
Alma materAutonomous University of Chihuahua and National Polytechnic Institute.
Notable prizesUNESCO/Institut Pasteur Medal (1997) and L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science(2006).

María Esther Orozco Orozco (b. April 25, 1945 in San Isidro, Chihuahua) is a Mexican biologist, researcher and politician. She has received the UNESCO/Institut Pasteur Medal (1997), the L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science (2006)[2] and has run for governor of Chihuahua representing the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).

Orozco received a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua and a doctorate's degree in Cell biology from the National Polytechnic Institute (1981). She is a member of the Institute of Experimental Pathology at the Cinvestav, a founder of the Center for Scientific Research and Applied Technology and, since December 2006, director of the Institute for Science and Technology of Mexico City.[3]

Politically she is affiliated to the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, for which she ran unsuccessfully for governor of Chihuahua in 2006. She is also a prominent Pro-choice activist in the Mexican capital.[3]


  1. ^ Mirna Servín (1998-11-02). María Esther Orozco Orozco: Una pasión que obtiene reconocimientos (Spanish). La Jornada. Retrieved on 2007-11-29.
  2. ^ Premia la UNESCO a Esther Orozco (Spanish). Mexican Academy of Sciences (2006-03-02). Retrieved on 2007-11-29.
  3. ^ a b María Esther Orozco Orozco (Spanish). Revista Líderes Mexicanos (2007-07-02). Retrieved on 2007-11-29.

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