Luis Gil Abinader is a student of the LL.M. in National and Global Health Law and a member of the class of 2023. He is originally from the Dominican Republic.
Gil Abinader is interested in pandemic preparedness and response, intellectual property, access to medicines, and the global governance of knowledge goods. His current research focuses on licensing and technology transfer, strengthening manufacturing capacity in low- and middle-income countries, and alternative models for incentivising research and development.
Prior to enrolling at Georgetown Law, Gil Abinader worked as a senior researcher at Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), a fellow with the Interdisciplinary Centre of Studies in Science, Technology and Innovation (CIECTI), and an adjunct professor at the Universidad Nacional General Sarmiento (UNGS) in Argentina. At KEI, Gil Abinader conducted research to support global campaigns fighting for affordable access to medical innovation. Gil Abinader has also engaged with governments and other stakeholders to promote the use of intellectual property flexibilities.
Gil Abinader currently serves at the Expert Advisory Group (EAG) of the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and on the Board of the Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM). He has been a consultant to several national governments and international organizations, including the World Health Organization. He has published several papers related to intellectual property.
Gil Abinader holds a master’s in intellectual property from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Argentina. He obtained a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) in the Dominican Republic.