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Obdulio Piloto

Cuban-American, b.1978

Born and raised in a traditional Cuban family in Hialeah / Miami, Dr. Piloto’s humble beginnings exposed him to the realities of human challenges.
At the age of 8, he lost his great-grandmother to cancer, an experience that initiated his interest in the sciences and urged his lifelong mission to find solutions for one of the world’s most devastating diseases.
His natural brilliance and determination earned him a place at Cornell University, he went on to obtain a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University Medical School and pursue post-graduate research at Stanford University.
In 2011, Dr. Piloto co-founded Entopsis, a startup backed by visionary Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs and developed the groundbreaking diagnostic technology of NuTec.
 For him, the realms of art and science are inextricably linked. While science is the discipline through which he studies and transforms the natural world, art is the preferred language through which he conveys insights from our shared human experience. Through his creative expressions, Dr. Piloto puts to practice his belief that art can be just as powerful and transformative as science.


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