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Sindy Escobar-Alvarez, Ph.D.

Senior Program Officer for Medical Research

Sindy Escobar-Alvarez joined the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in 2010.

Escobar-Alvarez received her doctoral training at the Pharmacology Department of Cornell University Weill Graduate School. Her graduate and post-doctoral research at Sloan-Kettering Institute was aimed at understanding the structure and function of human peptide deformylase in cancer mitochondria, and was awarded funding by the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center. During her time at Cornell University she also participated in technology evaluation at the Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization. 

Prior to her doctoral training, she conducted research in kinase drug discovery at ActivX Biosciences. Escobar-Alvarez earned a degree in biochemistry from the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, where she received multiple academic awards. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals.