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Edward Málaga-Trillo

Edward Málaga-Trillo, Peruvian geneticist, researcher. Achievements include discovery of prion proteins in fish.


  • Málaga-Trillo, Edward was born on June 6, 1969 in Lima, Peru. Son of Rubén Málaga and Dora Trillo.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú, 1987—1991. Doctor of Philosophy, University of Miami, 1991—1997.


    • Research assistant University Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, 1989—1991. Graduate assistant University of Miami, 1991—1997. Fellow Max Planck Institute, Tübingen, Germany, 1993—1997.

      Postdoctoral fellow University of Konstanz, Germany, 1998—2001, assistant professor, since 2001. Guest researcher University of Stirling, Scotland, 1995, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Hayama, Japan, 1997. Visiting faculty University of Oregon, 1998—1999.

      Trainee-specialized course Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 2002. Science advisor CONCYTEC, Lima, Peru, since 2004, IMARPE, Lima, Peru, since 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of prion proteins in fish.


    • Musician: composer, guitar, keyboard player, singer for various rock bands. Contributor scientific papers.


    • father: Rubén Málaga
    • mother: Dora Trillo
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    Born June 6, 1969
    (age 48)
    • 1989 - 1991
      Research assistant, University Cayetano Heredia
      Lima, Peru, Peru
    • 1991 - 1997
      graduate assistant, University of Miami
    • 1993 - 1997
      fellow, Max Planck Institute
      Tübingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
    • 1998 - 2001
      postdoctoral fellow, University of Konstanz