Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, Promosome, Adjunct Associate Professor, The Scripps Research InstituteBiography
Dr. Mauro received his Ph.D. from McGill University in Canada and his post-doctoral training at the Rockefeller University. At the Scripps Research Institute, Dr. Mauro established a laboratory focused on understanding fundamental mechanisms of translation initiation. These studies provided the first demonstration of mRNA-rRNA base-pairing as a translation initiation mechanism in eukaryotes and led to the identification of cis-regulatory elements in mRNAs, including translation enhancing elements. Dr. Mauro cofounded Promosome, a biotechnology company that uses technologies pioneered in his laboratory as the basis for protein expression platforms and for expression of hard-to-express proteins with significant therapeutic or industrial value.