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Roberto Gil

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Carnegie-Mellon University, United States

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Roberto R. Gil was born in Catamarca, Argentina in 1961. He received the degrees of BS/MS in Organic Chemistry (1983) and Ph.D. in Natural Products Chemistry (1989) from the University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina. In 1992 he received an external post-doctoral fellowship from the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) to work with Professors Geoffrey A. Cordell and A. Douglas Kinghorn at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the field of bioactive natural products from plants. In 1995, he returned to the University of Córdoba where he started his own research group as Assistant Professor. He was later inducted to the CONICET research track. In 1995 received the award “Top Ten Youngsters of the Year” given by the Chamber of Commerce of Córdoba City and also the award “CATAMARCA 96” sponsored by the Government of the Province of Catamarca. In 2000 he spent a year as Visiting Professor at Carnegie Mellon University working in Protein NMR with Professor Miguel Llinás. In 2001 he returned to UNC for a brief period of time where he continued his teaching and research activities a Associate Professor and he was also appointed Associate Dean for Science and Technology Affairs of the UNC College of Chemistry. In 2002, he moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he currently holds the position of Associate Research Professor and Director of the NMR Laboratory of the Department of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interest is aimed at the development and application of NMR methodologies to the analysis of the structural and physical properties of bioactive natural products, nucleic acids, peptides and synthetic polymers.