At the Ellison Institute, Carolina Garri is a Senior Research Associate in the Lee Laboratory where she helps expand interdisciplinary projects. Currently, she is responsible for pilot projects with collaborators at Dornsife (McKenna lab) to explore the optimization of compounds for future medical purposes and at Viterbi (Armani lab) to explore new materials for future use in biomedicine. Dr. Garri's interest in biotechnology, cell biology, and chemistry make her an ideal candidate to help expand drug discovery efforts at the Ellison Institute with our collaborators.
She also enjoys mentoring and teaching students to reach their goals to build they professional careers. Dr. Garri has a M.S. in Biochemistry and a PhD in Biotechnology through a collaboration between University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and UNAB Chile. Outside of work, Dr. Garri enjoys spending time with her daughter, listening to live music, traveling and participating in water sports.