Ph.D. en Ciencias Químicas
Founder of Berenstein Consulting. Biochemist, PhD in Chemistry, from UBA (ARG), MBA from Universidad de San Andrés (ARG) and Certified Licensing professional (CLP). Mariana has more than 25 years of experience in Deeptech Research, Development and Business and has held Management level and advisory positions in both public and private companies in the deep tech industry.
As a recognized leader in technology transfer in Latam, Mariana has been the CEO of KnowHub Chile(2018-2019), Advisor to VicePresident from CONICET (http://www.conicet.gov.ar), (2015-2018), Business development Manager from CONICET Tecnologías (2014-2015), Deputy Director of CONICET’s Technology Transfer Office (2011-2014, General Manager of Inis Biotech and Executive Director of Fundacion Leloir’s Bioincubator (CeDeBiO).
She is also founder and Coordinator of Poblar (Argentina’s Genomic & Data Biobank for Precision Medicine) and was Administrative coordinator (RAP) of Placema (http://www.placema.org.ar/; Stem Cell Consortia program from Argentina National Agency for Promotion of Science and Technology.
Mariana has been herself a deep tech entrepreneur and Mentor in several startup programs (Incubando Salud, GEM, Naves, WISE among others) and venture fund advisor and partner. Currently investor & consultant in Technology transfer and deep tech business in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Mexico and US.
On the academic side, she was Academic Director and Professor of Postgraduate of the courses “Pharmaceutical Biotechnology¨ from Universidad de Belgrano, Academic Director and ¨Biotechnology, Innovation and Business” at the School of Business from Univ Torcuato Di Tella. Invited Professor in several intellectual property and Biobusiness programs in Latam, Mariana also published articles in both peer reviewed journals and in academic textbooks and been awarded with several distinctions in her area.