Laureano is a medical doctor trained and dedicated to drug discovery and development. His main areas of interest and experience is neglected tropical diseases, where he has worked in areas such as leishmaniasis, malaria, Chagas disease and dengue fever as well as other infectious diseases such as influenza. He also has experience in rheumatology (Lups), animal parasitology (leishmaniasis, fasciolosis), biotechnology, ICH-GCP, general topics in clinical research, vaccines, international public health, epidemiology and evidence-based medicine.

About Dr. Mestra

  • Clinical Trials Medical Director – at Medellin General Hospital (August 2014 – Present)
  • Sub-investigator  –  Alzheimer’s Preventive Initiative Colombia (O – Present)
  • Independent consultant as monitor of clinical trial conducted in Cuba – World Health Organization/Initiative for Vaccine Research (IVR) – Polio Eradication Initiative. (January – Present)
  • Founder  –  Septentrional R&D (February – Present)
  • Associate researcher – Clinical Trials Unit  –  Program for the Study and Control in Tropical Diseases – PECET (September – Present)
  • Medical Epidemiologist (contractor)  –  Office of the Mayor of Medellin – Department of Health (July – December)
  • Medical Manager and senior CRA  –  Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative – DNDi  – February
  • World Health Organization /TDR Clinical R&D fellow  –  Eisai Inc. (June –  July
  • Professor   –  Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (February – June
  • Professor of Clinical Research and Research metodhs  –  Universidad CES  – February
  • Medical Scientific Liaison – Scientific Operations Program  –  Novartis de Colombia S.A (August – December