Mr. Ochoa currently serves as the Head of the Epidemiological Surveillance and Research Laboratory Network of the Mexican Institute for Social Security (IMSS) from the Ministry of Health in Mexico. He worked as the BSL-3 Lab Coordinator at the National Reference Laboratory in Mexico where he developed a strong biological safety management system based on the development and implementation of the CWA 15793/16335, and ISO:9001:2015 standards. Prior to his current position, he received a Master´s Degree in Public Health Management focused in Biological Risk Management. He has been an ABSA member since 2014 and serves as Chair of the Publications Committee, member of the International Engagement Committee, and international editor for Applied Biosafety Journal. As one of the eighteen founding members and past President of the AMEXBIO, he has strengthened the network between biosafety professionals in the region and helped to create strategic alliances with international and national institutions. Additionally, Mr. Ochoa has served as a mentor of the International Twinning Project from Sandia National Laboratories and the Next Generation Global Health Security Network as the Biosafety-Biosecurity Working Group Coordinator. In addition, Mr. Ochoa serves as Senior advisor for PandemicTech, a virtual incubator that enables innovative approaches to confronting infectious disease threats.
Head of the Epidemiological Surveillance and Research Laboratory Network
Ministry of Health, Mexico