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Camila Barrios-Camacho, Ph.D.

Department of Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania


2012 B.A. Philosophy, B.A. Biology, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

2021 Ph.D. Neuroscience, Tufts University, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Boston, MA

2021-Present PennPORT fellow, Department of Neuroscience- University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Research Mentor: Greg Bashaw, Ph.D.

Research Topic: My project explores how the intracellular domain (ICD) of the Frazzled/DCC receptor functions as a non-canonical transcription factor to shape gene regulatory networks underlying midline axonal crossing in Drosophila melanogaster.

Teaching Interests: developmental biology, bioinformatics, data science, science and technology studies, regenerative medicine, neuroscience, writing for science majors


Peterson, J., Lin, B., Barrios-Camacho,CM., Herrick,DB., Holbrook,EH., Jang, W., Coleman,JH., Schwob, JE. (2019). Engendering differentiation of a reserve neural stem cell population in vitro enables engraftment and multipotency after transplantation. Stem Cell Reports. PMID: 30930245

Barrios-Camacho, CM. (2018). Expression of bona fide epithelial stem cell marker in postmitotic olfactory bulb neurons suggest novel roles for Wnt signaling in the brain. Journal of Neuroscience. PMID: 29563240.

Sittig, LJ., Carbonetto,P., Engel, KA., Krauss, KS., Barrios-Camacho, CM., Palmer, AA. (2016). Genetic background limits generalizability of genotype-phenotype relationships. Neuron. PMID: 27618673.

Clasadonte, J.*, Morel, L.*, Barrios-Camacho, CM., Chiang, MS., Zhang, K., Iyer., L., Haydon, PG., Yang, Y. (2016). Molecular analysis of acute and chronic reactive astrocytes in the pilocarpine model of temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurobiology of Disease. PMID: 27060558. *shared first authorship

Sittig, LJ., Jeong, C., Tixier,E., Davis, J., Barrios-Camacho, CM., Palmer, AA. (2014). Phenotypic instability between the near isogenic substrains BALB/cJ and BALB/cByJ. Mammalian Genome. PMID: 249970.



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