Assistant Professor of Biology
Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Camila is a molecular plant biologist interested in how cells work together to build tissues. Her research uses molecular genetics, cell biology, and functional genomics to examine cell lineage plasticity during leaf development. Along with mentoring senior thesis projects (BIO 471) and independent studies (BIO 481), she teaches Molecular Plant Development (BIO 324, a laboratory and lecture course), Plant Cell Collectives (BIO 431, a seminar course), and Topics in Biology (BIO 102, introductory module on plant development and physiology). Camila enjoys identifying many ways of knowing and thinking with students, while encouraging them to challenge themselves and create connections between disciplines. Before joining the Reed Biology faculty in the fall of 2022, she served as teaching faculty for the Citizen Science program at Bard College and conducted research as a postdoctoral fellow in the Biology Department at Stanford University. Camila earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Biomedical Biosciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her B.A. in Biochemistry and Gender and Women’s Studies from Bowdoin College.