María de Jesús Medina-Arellano is a PhD in Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence. She is a permanent research professor at the Legal Research Institute in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She is a member of the National Research System in Mexico, SNI- level 2, in Mexico’s CONACyT.
She is a member of Mexican Society for Stem Cell Research since 2016. From January 2019, she is a member of the University Ethics Committee of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Her research focuses on ethics and regulation of emerging technologies, such as stem cell science and humane genome editing.