Camilo Rojas, PhD

Joint Faculty


Rangos, room 230



B.S. Central Connecticut State University 1979
M.S. Saint Joseph College 1981
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1988
Postdoctoral University of Umeå, Sweden 1990
Postdoctoral Medical College of Pennsylvania 1991


Dr. Camilo Rojas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology and Director of Assay Development at the Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery Program. Before joining Hopkins in 2009, he worked for 17 years in the pharmaceutical industry in both large pharmaceutical and small biotechnology companies. He carried out work in drug discovery research on enzymes involved in cardiovascular and neurological disorders. His early training in biochemistry focused on enzymology. Later in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Rojas was project leader for preclinical drug discovery projects through target proposal, assay development, high throughput screening, lead nomination and lead optimization.