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August, 2018 – Check out our new work describing a computational-experimental platform for the discovery of novel peptide antibiotics in complex biological information. …
Here is MIT News coverage:

May, 2018 – I have been invited to give the Keynote address at the annual Infectious Diseases Consortium (IDC) retreat at Harvard Medical School!

July, 2017 – I have been invited to participate as Discussion Leader in the “Synthetic Biology” Gordon Research Seminar (GRS)!  Stoweflake Conference Center, Stowe, VT, USA.

August, 2017 – I have been invited to give a talk at the 7th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides in Copenhagen, Denmark!


April, 2018- Our latest work with great collaborators is out in Nature Communications!

Coverage by MIT News!

And by La Voz de Galicia:

February, 2018- Our paper describing a new genetic algorithm-based computational approach for the design of “artificial” antimicrobial peptides has been accepted for publication in Nature Communications! More details to follow.

January, 2018- Our paper describing a novel yeast-based synthetic biology platform for antimicrobial peptide production has been accepted for publication in ACS Synthetic Biology!

January, 2018- New paper on versatile and on-demand biologics co-production in yeast is out in Nature Communications!


December, 2017- New review on Neuromicrobiology: how microbes influence the brain is out! The paper was selected to be featured in ACS Editors’ Choice!

December, 2017- Exciting collaboration with MIT colleagues published in Advanced Materials! 3D printing of living responsive materials and devices:

November, 2017- Honored to have been selected as a top Spanish innovator.

November, 2017- I was featured in an excellent Spanish documentary about antibiotic resistance. Here is the trailer:

November, 2017- Interview by Dr. Stephen Hoare and Dr. Sophie Rose during the 8th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides (IMAP 2017) in Copenhagen in August 2017 is out! 

November, 2017- Honored to be back for another wonderful Boston Latino 30 Under 30 ceremony!

photo latino 30 under 30 2017

October, 2017- Great to be back at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for the Boston Area Antibiotic Resistance Network Annual Meeting 2017.


October, 2017- Our new paper on constrained antimalarial agents derived from the peptide hormone angiotensin II is out in Scientific Reports!

July, 2017 – Excited to have participated in the 5th annual workshop on “Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Medicine: Emerging Frontiers and Applications”, organized by the Biomaterials Innovation Research Center, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


July, 2017 – Our paper describing CO2-reactive ionic liquid surfactants that can reversibly bind to DNA upon bubbling with CO2 and N2 is out! Great collaboration with Paul Brown and others from ChemE at MIT! Potential tools for gene delivery.

July, 2017 – I was invited to give a talk at the University of Connecticut. Storrs, CT, USA.

June, 2017- Our new paper on antibiofilm ciprofloxacin-nitroxide hybrids is out in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry!

June, 2017 – Our new review on precision antimicrobials is out in Current Opinion in Microbiology! Great collaboration with Francis Mojica, co-discoverer of CRISPR

June, 2017 – I completed the MIT Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (KTCP)!

May, 2017 – Honoured to be have been invited to serve in the committee for Alex Guevara’s Master’s thesis defense at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Congratulations on your excellent work Alex!

May, 2017 – I was invited to give a talk at the 13th Annual Protein Engineering Summit. Boston, MA, USA.

April, 2017 – I was invited to give a talk at Massachusetts General Hospital. Charlestown, MA, USA.

April, 2017 – Invited Seminar. Penn State University, PA, USA.

March, 2017 – I was selected as an ACS Nano Fellow and participated in the first ACS Nano Kavli Futures Symposium. ACS Nano Kavli Futures Symposium. University of California-Los Angeles, CA, USA.



March, 2017 – Invited Seminar. California Institute of Technology. Pasadena, CA, USA.


December, 2016 – Antibacterial Discovery and Development Summit. Boston, MA, USA

November, 2016 – Our work was featured in Popular Science!

November, 2016 – Our work was featured in MIT News!

October, 2016 – I was invited to attend EmTech at MIT Media Lab!


October, 2016 – MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35. Madrid, Spain.
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September, 2016 – Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA

July, 2016 – Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia. Barcelona, Spain.

June, 2016 – International Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting. Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

June, 2016 – University of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

foto Brazil charla

May, 2016 – Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

March, 2016 – Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.

February, 2016 – I participated in ECUSA CRISPR Symposium.



January, 2016 – Synthetic Biology Center. MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA.


December, 2015 – Spanish National Biotechnology Centre, CSIC. Madrid, Spain.

July, 2015 – Synthetic Biology Group. MIT. Cambridge, MA, USA.

June, 2015 – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

June, 2015 – University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

March, 2015 – University of A Coruña, University Hospital, Spain.


December, 2014  – Young Investigators Seminar. Barrié Foundation and University of A Coruña, Spain.

September, 2014 – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.