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Dr. Leonel Rojo, is an Associate Professor and Head of the Pharmacy Academic Program at Universidad de Santiago de Chile. He has developed research on bioactive molecules from botanical sources with applications in metabolic syndrome and skin regeneration. Prior to pursuing postdoctoral training in Biotechnology at Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA), He served as a visiting scientist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.  Dr. Rojo developed several R&D projects as a member of the multidisciplinary team led by Dr. Ilya Raskin and Dr. Bertold Fridlender at Rutgers  University. He also served as a consultant for Nutrasorb LLC, a spinoff biotech company of Rutgers University. Dr. Rojo is co-founder and scientific advisor of Neuroinnovation Ltda., a pioneer startup Company based in Chile specialized in developing and commercializing therapeutic technologies for Neurological diseases. He has been a visiting scientist at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada, and the National Institute of Engineering and Technology (INETI) in Lisbon, Portugal. His work in Chile, USA and Europe has resulted in several scientific ISI publications, book chapters and patent applications. Dr. Rojo served as General Director a drug-development program funded by the Chilean government and as the coordinator of the GIBEX-Chile program.