Julio Valdivia Silva

Julio Valdivia Silva

Chair of Bioengineering Department


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Medical- Surgeon (Physician-Surgeon) of the San Agustín National University, Arequipa Peru. Doctorates in Biological Sciences at the Institute of Nuclear Sciences of UNAM-Mexico with the Astrobiology Program of NASA - Ames Research Center USA, and in Biomedical Sciences at the Institute of Biomedical Research -UNAM. Postdoctoral stays at the Cancer Stem Cell Research Lab - U. Stanford CA-USA, in the Division of Planetary Sciences and Astrobiology of NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field CA-USA, in the GSP10 program of Singularity University CA, USA, and in the Institute for Biomedical Research, UNAM in direct collaboration with the National Cancer Institute-Mexico. He was Associate Researcher at INICTEL-UNI, Peru thanks to the repatriation program of Peruvian researchers abroad of INNOVATE Peru, Ministry of Production that brought him to Peru in 2015. He has been Associate Researcher with NASA's SETI Institute until 2018 and currently He is Director of Bioengineering and the Bioengineering Research Center -BIO at the University of Engineering and Technology - UTEC. Winner of the Pfizer Innovation Award for his cancer research and awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the National University of San Agustín de Arequipa. He is Adjunct Staff at the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and founding President of the Scientific Astrobiology Society of Peru.

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