Dr. Cisneros holds a Food Industries Engineering degree from the National Agrarian University – La Molina, Peru (1998). He received his M.S. (1995) and Ph.D. degree (1998) in Food Science from the University of California at Davis (USA) and is a member of the Faculty at Texas A&M University (USA) since 1998. He is in the Department of Horticultural Sciences, and has an adjunct position in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science. He is a faculty in the graduate programs in Horticulture, Food Science and Molecular & Environmental Plant Sciences. He leads the Plant Bioactives & Bioprocessing Research Lab studying three areas of research, a) the Postharvest biology of crops including the biosynthesis of plant secondary metabolites under stress conditions, b) drug discovery of bioactive compounds or nutraceuticals and c) the interaction between microorganisms and plants to design novel preventive or decontamination strategies. He has over 100 publications in scientific journal articles with over 6300 citations and 100 invited presentations for conferences and seminars including the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Research program generated over $2.5 million in grants and $ 8 million in collaborative efforts. Dr Cisneros teaches the HORT 489 course on “Processing Coffee and High-Value Food Crops”.