About Us

Pablo Zamora, PhD

Associate Director

Dr. Zamora’s research interests are in plant microbiome interactions, genomics resources and intellectual property. Dr. Zamora has published over 10 research papers in leading scientific journals and is often a speaker at universities, scientific research centers and international symposiums. He also holds 7 patents related to regulation of plant secondary metabolism for pharmaceutical applications and crop development. Pablo Zamora earned a B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry in 2004 and a Ph.D in Biotechnology at the University of Santiago of Chile in 2008 with both degrees specializing in plant biology.

Pablo moved to California to complete a postdoctoral position at University of California at Davis and became Senior Scientist at UC Davis leading and developing research in plant genomic sciences. In 2012 Dr. Zamora was distinguish by as one Chile's top 100 leaders by the major news-paper El Mercurio and in 2013 was awarded as Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting fellow in Germany. Currently he serve as Latin American Liaison of the “Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture” (PIPRA), a not‐for‐profit organization that provides commercialization strategy advice and intellectual property rights analysis to support the commercialization of public sector innovations and as Senior Scientist at the Mars Advanced Research Institute developing and managing portfolio of R&D projects on plant and microbe genomics, system biology and plant breeding. 

In 2015, Pablo founded -together with Matías Muchnik and Karim Pichara- The Not Company, institution that received in 2016 the Chilean Innovation's Award, Avonni (food category).