Alejandra is the Acting Deputy Director for NSERC’s Ontario regional office. She specializes in research partnerships between academia and industry. She held previous roles at Mitacs and in the biotech sector in Ontario. Her experience as a researcher includes positions in several countries both in industry and academia, where she specialized in microbiology and biotechnology. She has a PhD from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and pursued postdoctoral studies at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.