Rodriguez-Leal, Daniel is a Plant research scientist at Inari and PEW Latin American Fellow .  He is currently receiving two years of funding to pursue research at laboratories and academic institutions in the United States . Daniel is a native of Sinaloa, Mexico . 
Daniel Rodriguez-Leal pursued his Bachelor's degree at Universidad de Occidente in 2004-2008 majoring in Biology program, with emphasis in Ecology and Evolution.  In 2008, he enrolled Langebio, Cinvestav Irapuato, and in 2010 Rodriguez-Leal received his Master's degree in Phylogenetics , Developmental Biology . He made a research in plant reproductive development .  Daniel went to the same university in 2010 and received his Doctoral degree in Plant Developmental biology , Genetics , Population in 2015 from the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity, a unit of the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico , working with Dr. Jean-Philippe Vielle-Calzada. 
Daniel worked on a postdoctoral research at Cinvestav Unidad Irapuato for the couple of months in 2015 in Irapuato , Guanajuato, Mexico .  He has been PEW Latin American postdoctoral fellow at Zachary Lippman's Laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory . The fellows hailed from Argentina , Brazil , Chile , and Mexico , and their research interests ranged from studying the neurobiology of taste to, in Dr. Rodríguez-Leal’s case, implementing targeted genetic screens using CRISPR / Cas9 to generate novel quantitative variation for crop improvement in tomato . 
“The entire faculty of ČSHL joins me in congratulating Dr. Daniel Rodríguez-Leal for being named a PEW Latin American fellow ,” s aid Professor David Spector , Ph.D., ČSHL's Director of Research . “Daniel is engaged in basic research involving the relationship between stem cells and plant yield that has potentially vital applications in efforts of agriculturalists to feed a growing global population .” 
“ Pew's Latin American fellows program grew from a desire many of our Pew scholars expressed for greater opportunities to exchange knowledge and collaborate across borders,” said Rebecca W. Rimel , Pew’s president and CEO . “The individuals selected today are just embarking on exciting careers that will expand frontiers in biomedical science , and joining a network of scientists whose work has the potential to improve human health and well-being around the world .” 
" Engineering quantitative trait variation for crop improvement by genome editing"
"Transcriptional analysis of the Arabidopsis ovule by massively parallel signature sequencing"
"Regulation of apomixis : learning from sexual experience"
"Natural variation in epigenetic pathways affects the specification of female gamete precursors in Arabidopsis"
"A primary sequence analysis of the ARGONAUTE protein family in plants"