College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Applied Science
PhD in Engineering Sciences, Biotechnology | Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
MD | Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
Dr. Garza joined Maranatha’s faculty in 2013. Prior to this, he was involved in social service research from 2003-2004. He was a Research Assistant for the Hematology and Cancer chair at the Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Monterrey from 2004-2005, completing work on grant proposals, evaluating reactants and equipment for the biomedicine laboratory, designing and performing PCR and real-time PCR tests for SNPs and cancer-related gene expression, among other responsibilities. From 2004-2011, Dr. Garza was involved in private General Medicine practice. During those years, he also taught at the Mexican American University Institute/Christian University of the Americas in Mexico. His job titles at the University included that of high school biology teacher (2004-2006), Director of the Applied Linguistics Major (2006-2011), Evening Coordinator (2006-2007, 2008-2009), and Programs Planning and Re-Structure Coordinator (2009-2011). Dr. Garza was also Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Elisseeff Lab of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center at Johns Hopkins University from 2011-2012 before moving to Watertown.
Dr. Garza is married to Aleyda Luna de Leon, and they have three children. They are involved in the Spanish ministry at Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown. Dr. Garza loves computers and technology, as well as consuming ham and pineapple pizza. Other foods that have made his favorites list include hamburgers and tacos.