Paúl Hernández Herrera: Plant Physiology First Author

Paúl Hernández Herrera, co-first author of “Live Plant Cell Tracking: Fiji plugin to analyze cell proliferation dynamics and understand morphogenesis”

Current Position: Postdoc at the National Laboratory for Advanced Microscopy of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Education: Bs. in Mathematics; Ph.D in Computer Science.

Non-scientific Interests: Gardening, playing video games, biking, running.

Brief bio: I finished my Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Veracruz in 2008 and the Ph.D in Computer Science at the University of Houston in 2015. My research interests focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision applied to the analysis of biomedical images. During my Ph.D study, I developed an algorithm to extract the centerline from tubular structures from three dimensional (3D) images. Working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), I adapted and improved the algorithm developed during my Ph.D to extract human sperm flagellar characteristics from 3D images. In the last couple of years, I have been interested in applying convolutional neuronal networks to the segmentation of cells, Arabidopsis thaliana trichomes,, human sperm’s flagellum, and other objects.