Margarita Rosado is professor at the Instituto de Astronomía of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) as well as a part time lecturing at the UNAM Science Faculty where she gives courses both for graduate and postgraduate students and supervises PhD and MS students.
Rosado was a pioneer in the study of X-rays from extended cosmic sources (bubbles and supernova remnants) in México, work that continues with several students and collaborators. She also studies the rotation and tidal forces in interacting galaxies focusing her attention in the isolated galaxy pairs and the compact groups of galaxies. For this, she also runs numerical simulations of the interacting galaxies.
A publisher of more than 100 papers in refereed scientific journals, and a similar number in non-refereed scientific journals, she also has coedited three books of conference proceedings. Rosado has been awarded with the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Medal by the UNAM, the CONALEP International Medal, other prices from prestigious institutions and several grants from Mexican and foreign agencies and universities.
She is member of the directive of the Woman and Science Group formed at the UNAM to study and help with the troublesome of women studying and working in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) fields.