Eduardo received formal training as a synthetic organic chemist as an undergrad at University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras graduating with a B.S in Chemistry in 2008. He left his home country to pursue a graduate degree at University of California - San Diego, where he worked on the total synthesis of bio-active natural products and received his Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry in 2014. After working as a medicinal chemist several years at Arena Pharm. Inc, he was awarded a post-doctoral NIH Cancer Training Grant to join Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 2016. He worked at the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine under the supervision of Dr. William Gerwick studying isolation, synthesis and biological characterization of cyanobacterial natural products. Currently, he is assistant professor of medicinal chemistry at University of Puerto Rico's School of Pharmacy within the Medical Science Campus.