J. Roberto Trujillo, MD Ph.D.
President & CEO
Office: (301) 917-6850
Fax: (301) 576-8402
Harvard University, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine, Clinical Neurology Fellowship
University Autonomous of Mexico State, M.D., summa cum laude honors
Dr. J. Roberto Trujillo is the President and CEO of TruBios and is responsible for leading the overall strategy and direction of the company. Over the last 25 years, Dr. Trujillo has leveraged his scientific work to become a key leader in promoting biomedical research and biotechnology in Latin America. He has collaborated with several of the most influential government officials and corporate executives in the region to improve and modernize the infrastructure in biomedical research and biotechnology. His commitment includes developing cutting-edge biomedical research centers, biological Level-3 laboratories, and MD/PhD, postdoctoral and professorial exchange programs between Latin American universities and U.S. institutions, including Harvard University, the NIH, and the University of Maryland.
Prior to founding TruBios in 2009, Dr. Trujillo was Director of Latin American Research in Virology and Neurosciences and Head of the Laboratory of Neurovirology at the Institute of Human Virology at University of Maryland School of Medicine.
In 1986, following an internship in medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, he spent two years as a Clinical Neuroscience Fellow. After receiving the National Research Training Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Trujillo completed his Doctor of Science degree in virology and neuroscience from Harvard University. He then went on to serve as a Research Associate in Neurovirology and Cell Biology at Harvard School of Public Health. In 2002, he became an Intramural Investigator at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH.
Dr. Trujillo is considered a pioneer in the field of molecular neurovirology. His research interests include molecular basis of viruses, AIDS, viral-immune responses, opportunistic infections, and cancer research. Dr. Trujillo has published over 60 scientific manuscripts and reviews and more than 50 conference abstracts and book chapters. Dr. Trujillo has received numerous awards, including: the National Research NIH Training Award, the Helena Rubinstein Award at Harvard University, the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, NIH; recognition as a Pioneer in the field of Neurovirology in the Americas, Harvard Medical School; the Outstanding Professor of Neurovirology by the Pan-American Society of Neurology; the Outstanding Professional of Science in Mexico; and three times received the "Key of the City" in the States of Mexico.
Recently, Dr. Trujillo was also recognized as one of the "100 Most Influential Professional Mexicans in the U.S." He continues to lecture nationally and internationally in the field of Neurovirology and NeuroAIDS and sits on several consulting and scientific editorial boards, including the Ad Hoc Reviewer of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of AIDS Research, NIH; Ad Hoc Reviewer of the World Bank; Ad Hoc Reviewer, National Institute of Child Health and Human Department, NIH, and a former Permanent Member for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research Committee at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH.
In addition to his leadership role at TruBios, his other positions include:
- President, Pan-American Society of NeuroVirology, Washington DC, USA
- Chairman, Medical Science Foundation on Behalf of the Americas, Inc. New York, NY, USA
- Advisor Faculty, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
- Honorary Professor, University Autonomous of State of Mexico.
- Adjunct Professor of Medical Sciences, University Autonomous of Guadalajara, Mexico
- Honorary Professor of Medical Sciences, University Autonomous of Nuevo Leon, Mexico
- Guest Professor at the Shandong Institute of Virology, China
- Adjunct Professor, Institute “Emilio Ribas”, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Adjunct Faculty, Department of Neurology, Instituto Nacional de Nutricion, Mexico