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Brazil Country Director


Natalia Verza Ferreira leads Oxitec’s operations in Brazil. She received a PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from State University of Campinas, Brazil, and has worked as R&D/Molecular and Synthetic Biology leader in the private biotechnology companies Amyris Biotechnologies and Braskem S.A. for 5 years. Natalia has also served for 3 years as Research Associate and Pipeline Leader in the public sector, working for University of Campinas, the Structural Genomics Consortium and EMBRAPA, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation. Natalia joined Oxitec Brazil in 2016 and, prior to taking on overall management of Oxitec’s operations in Brazil, led R&D projects and a team of researchers engaged in moving our technology from the laboratory to the manufacturing environment.