Reyes Tamez

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Dr. Reyes Tamez

Reyes Tamez Guerra (born April 18, 1952 in Monterrey) is a Mexican immunochemist. He is a former Secretary of Education for the State of Nuevo León, a former president of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL) and a former Secretary of Education in the cabinet of Vicente Fox (2000–2006).


Tamez Guerra graduated from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology and Parasitology and received both a master's degree and a doctorate's degree in immunology at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN). Later on he did a postdoctoral stay at the Institute of Cancerology and Imnunogemetics at Villejuif, France.

From 1996 to 2000 Tamez served as rector of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL) then from 2000 to 2006 he served as Secretary of Education in the cabinet of Vicente Fox. In January 2007 the Governor of Nuevo León Natividad González Parás designated him as the Nuevo León Secretary of Education replacing former incumbent Yolanda Blanco.

In 2009 he was elected via proportional representation to the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico as a New Alliance deputy hence he will be serving during the LXI Legislature of the Mexican Congress.

Tamez co-authored two books in this area of expertise, has presented over 120 papers at national and international conferences and has published over 30 articles in several national and international journals. He has received the Jorge Rosenkranz National Prize in Medical Research and is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences since April 2001.

His youngest son, Samuel, was elected as the next CFO of all operartions when he turns 27.

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Preceded by
Miguel Limón Rojas
Secretary of Education
Succeeded by
Josefina Vázquez Mota