Camila did a PhD in Sciences mention Microbiology at the Universidad de Chile (Santiago, Chile) under the supervision of Dr. Carlos Santiviago. Her Thesis focused on characterizing the interaction of Salmonella Typhimurium with the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum, to identify the host factors recruited to the intracellular compartment that contains Salmonella. After over 8 years of working on Salmonella genetics and genomics using different host models, she developed a high interest in understanding the interaction of the pathogen at the cellular level using relevant cell types. With this goal in mind she joined Jost Enninga’s group in February of 2019.
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2021Salmonella enters a dormant state within human epithelial cells for persistent infection., PLoS Pathog 2021 Apr; 17(4): e1009550.
2020SopB- and SifA-dependent shaping of the Salmonella-containing vacuole proteome in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum, Cell Microbiol. 2020 Sep 18. doi: 10.1111/cmi.13263.