Director, Biochemistry and Assay Development
Camilo Rojas, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology at Johns Hopkins University and the Director of Biochemistry and Assay Development at Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery Program. Dr. Rojas received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the area of enzyme kinetics and mechanism. He subsequently held postdoctoral positions at the University of Umeå, Sweden and at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Prior to moving to Johns Hopkins in 2009, Dr. Rojas spent 18 years in the pharmaceutical industry at Rhône Poulenc Rorer, Guilford Pharmaceuticals, MGI Pharma and the Eisai Research Institute. His expertise includes development of enzymatic and receptor binding assays, phenotypic assays as well as drug mechanistic studies at the cell and molecular levels. He has served as project leader, coordinating multidisciplinary research programs through target proposal, assay development, high throughput screening, lead nomination, lead optimization and clinical candidate selection.