Camila is a chemist and a PhD in Biochemistry, degrees conferred by the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). She has extensive research experience in cell-based assays, flow cytometry, fluorescent activated cell sorting and CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering. Camila managed a GMP facility for human pancreas processing into islets for diabetes treatment, implemented pre-clinical trial protocols and designed a biomaterial for cell encapsulation, aiming to avoid immunosuppression and to attenuate host post transplantation immune response. During her scientific training, she was awarded two fellowships from the Sao Paulo Research Foundation and three honorable mentions at scientific conferences. Camila also worked in the pharmaceutical industry developing and conducting biological assays to evaluate the potency and stability of new biological drugs, according to international pharmacopoeial specifications.