Kenneth Virgel Esguerra


2008 B.Sc. University of Toronto
2010 M.Sc. University of Western Ontario
2017 Ph.D. McGill University

kenn.virgel at berkeley.edu

Kenn was born in the Philippines, and raised in Canada. He obtained a B.Sc. in Biology at the University of Toronto and Universit├Ąt Konstanz (Germany), and an M.Sc. in Molecular Imaging at Western University. Then, he obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry at McGill University with Prof. Jean-Phillip Lumb, working on bio-inspired catalytic aerobic strategies for the functionalization of phenols. In August 2017, Kenn moved to Berkeley and joined the Maimone group. Outside the lab, he enjoys cooking, painting, and rock climbing.