Esteban Engel, Principal Investigator

Esteban Engel, Principal Investigator

Email: eengel [at] princeton.edu
Office phone: 609-258-7888
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Esteban obtained his BSc and MSc in biochemistry from Universidad de Chile. He was part of the team that produced the first recombinant subunit vaccine against the salmon pathogenic bacteria Piscirickettsia salmonis. The vaccine was licensed to Novartis Animal Health and it is commercialized globally. Next he did his his PhD in Biotechnology at Universidad Andres Bello, studying plant viruses. Esteban developed a diagnostic oligonucleotide microarray for simultaneous detection of more than 50 grapevine viruses. He discovered new viral species infecting grapevines in Chile, some with high incidence and deleterious effects on the crop quality and yield. In 2010 Esteban moved to Princeton University in New Jersey, where he was a PEW postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Professor Lynn Enquist studying alpha herpesviruses infection in the nervous system. In 2015 Esteban started his own research lab at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, where he also directs the Viral Core Facility.