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Hector holds a B.Sc. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR). He pursued a Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry at the UPR School of Medicine, focusing on the discovery of novel metabolic pathways for polygenic respiratory disorders. He has been nominated and received numerous awards and received recognition from federal institutions, holding a fellowship grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for four consecutive years. Mr. Jirau has experience managing alternative investments, especially with the successful launch of pooled investment vehicles such as Hedge Funds and Venture Capital Funds. He currently serves on the board of different seed stage ventures.
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