Julio Rivera de Jesús

Graduate Student

Co Advised by Tomasz Nowakowski

Previous Education:

B.S. Chemical Engineering at UPRM

Project Title:

Development of Hippocampus specific AAVs as a Gene Therapy platform for the CNS


I’m currently harnessing directed evolution to engineer novel AAV variants that are able to target cells in the CNS with both high specificity and efficiency


In my free time I enjoy cooking and exploring local breweries and cuisine in the bay area