Pedro obtained a M.S. in polymer chemistry from the University National Autonomous of Mexico (UNAM) in 2015. Then, he moved to the University of Bordeaux, France at the Laboratory of organic polymers (LCPO) where he accomplished his Ph.D. in 2021 under the supervision of Dr. Colin Bonduelle and Prof Pierre Verhaeghe, preparing antimicrobial polypeptoids as simplified analogs of antimicrobial peptides. In the same year, he moved to UCLA, where he is working with Prof. Heather Maynard and in a collaborative effort within BioPACIFIC MIP with Javier Read de Alaniz, Matt Helgeson, and Megan Valentine. Pedro’s research focuses on preparing degradable polymers with therapeutic properties while studying the microrheology of polymerization and depolymerization of various systems.