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Luis E. Martinez, Ph.D.

Trinity University
Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
San Antonio, Texas
An El Paso TX native, Dr. Martínez has served on the faculty of Rollins College, Eastern Florida State College and the University of Texas at El Paso. His dynamic, energetic teaching style is marked with extensive use of cooperative and collaborative learning and interdisciplinary Peer-Led Team Learning. He was also a Senior Scientist at the Scripps Research Institute-Florida and Dr. Martínez’s research effort is focused on the synthesis and application of small molecules to probe and study the biology of infectious disease, cancer, immune response, oxidative stress and cell cycle control.Prior to his academic appointments, Dr. Martínez also worked at Feinstein-Kean Healthcare and as a Consultant with Kendall Strategies, the agency's consulting practice. He is sought by early stage investors and senior management in private and public companies for his startup expertise in business strategy, new product and business development, corporate positioning, corporate communications and investor relations, and competitive technology analysis.Dr. Martínez also has extensive experience with K-12 science education, scientific workforce diversity and American competitiveness.