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Principal Investigator

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Alessandra Eustaquio


Postdoc (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, USA)
PhD (Pharmaceutical Biology, School of Pharmacy, University of Tübingen, Germany)
B.Sc. (Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil)


2015−present: Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy and Center for Biomolecular Sciences

2014−2015: Visiting Researcher, University of Bergen, Norway

2010−2014: Principal Scientist, Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development

2005−2009: Postdoctoral Researcher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
Three years of which were as a Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

2000−2004: Doctoral Researcher, University of Tübingen, Germany

1999: Internships in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Public Pharmacy
– Biosintética Farmacêutica, Research and Development formulation department
– Stiefel Laboratories, Customer Service and Scientific Education department
– Pharmacy of the University of São Paulo

1998: Undergraduate Research Training Fellow, University of São Paulo, Medicinal Chemistry.


Scientific Genealogy:

Undergraduate Research advisor
Prof. Elizabeth I. Ferreira at the University of São Paulo, Brazil

Ph.D. advisor
Prof. Lutz Heide at the University of Tuebingen, Germany

Postdoc advisor
Prof. Bradley S. Moore at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego
The Life Sciences Research Foundation (LSRF) supported my postdoctoral fellowship (sponsors: Tularik, Profs. Steven McKnight, David Goeddel, and Robert Tjian).