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Eduardo Esquenazi


Eduardo Esquenazi, PhD, is founder and CEO of Sirenas. He is a life-long surfer, diver and ocean advocate. Relentlessly curious, he’s driven by combining cutting edge technology with innovation in the biomedical space. He oversees Sirenas’ strategic growth and directs the discovery and informatics arms of the company, including library creation, acquisition of biodiversity and cutting edge data analytics.

Dr. Esquenazi earned his doctorate in biology from the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine at The Scripps Institution of Oceanography and The Skaggs School of Pharmacy at University of California, San Diego, and received his bachelor of science in biology and neuroscience from Vanderbilt University. Since 2008, he has published more than twenty peer-reviewed articles on novel approaches in microbial and marine metabolomics and drug discovery. He is the 2010 recipient of The San Diego Fellowship and the 2008 recipient of the National Institutes of Health Training Grant in Marine Biotechnology. Dr. Esquenazi has been featured on Biotech Nation, Smithsonian mag, Xconomy and is a speaker at leading conferences, including a keynote address at The Gordon Research Conference on Marine Natural Products in 2016.

He can often be found in remote marine habitats, hunting down unstudied organisms with diverse chemical biology profiles. But whether he’s off the shores of Hawaii or in the boardroom of Sirenas’ San Diego headquarters, Dr. Esquenazi exudes passion for marine discovery and healthcare innovation.

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Events featuring Eduardo Esquenazi
Events featuring Eduardo Esquenazi