Director of the Microbial Genomics Lab (www.castrolab.org) at the Center for Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology, University Andrés Bello. Eduardo obtained his B.Sc. in biochemistry from the University of Santiago (Chile) and his Ph.D. from The George Washington University.
During the last year of his PhD, Eduardo co-founded Aperiomics, Inc., a startup company devoted to pathogen detection and discovery using metagenomics. He recently founded Andes Genomics, a company that provides genomics data analysis solutions to both researchers and the private sector. Eduardo’s work has been recognized by the newspaper El Mercurio (100 jóvenes más influyentes en 2014) and by the MIT Technology Review (35 innovators under 35 in Latin America 2016) and his research has been showcased in the Washington Post and F1000. In his short career, Eduardo has managed to secure funds in excess of a million US dollars from agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Chilean National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (Conicyt).
His research areas are: population genetics, phylogenetics, genomics, and epidemiology of pathogens of economic and national security relevance. Eduardo is skilled on genetic analysis of genes and genomes, generation and analysis of high-throughput sequencing data on high-performance computing platforms, and scientific computer programming. Professor Castro works with UC Davis Chile in projects that seek to produce Public Goods.