Grober Baltazar Torres, BS, Research Assistant
Grober, born in Lima, Peru, relocated to San Francisco, California, where he attended City College of San Francisco. Subsequently, he attended UC San Diego in La Jolla, California, where he became a member of the MARC and AMGEN Scholar Program, which led to an internship at UC Berkeley. Grober also did laboratory training in the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla. After receiving bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology he returned to the San Francisco Bay Area and worked as a Research Assistant for Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Palo Alto. There he assisted in the evaluation of the effect of the company’s lead discovery compounds on cytokine induction in murine skin to treat skin inflammation associated with skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. In 2016, he relocated to Sydney and joined CMRI as a Research Assistant in the Vector and Genome Engineering Facility (VGEF), where he was directly involved in VGEF’s genome engineering projects and development of novel gene editing technologies. In 2019, he joined TVG’s AAV Capsid Development Program where he works with Marti, Sophia and Inna on the next generation of AAV vectors for clinical applications.