Luis Camacho


College / University

University of Costa Rica

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Microbiology and Clinical Chemistry



Costa Rica

Lab Experience

Recombinant Protein expression (E.coli), Bacteria Cell Culture, SDS-PAGE, Immobilized Metal Affinity Chromatography, HPLC, ELISA, Enzyme Assays, Blotting, Immunization, PCR and RT-PCR, DNA/RNA extraction, Handling of Clinical Samples

Projects / Research

  • 2018– 2019: “Escherichia coli expression and purification of a hemolytic and nonhemolytic A2 phospholipase from the venom of Micrurus fulvius.” Bachelor's thesis, supervisor - Prof. Dr. Bruno Lomonte, Clodomiro Picado Institute, Costa Rica
  • 2017: “Intravascular hemolysis induced by phospholipases A2 from the venom of the Eastern coral snake, Micrurus fulvius: Functional profiles of hemolytic and non-hemolytic isoforms.” Lic. Maria Laura Fernandez, Prof. Dr. Bruno Lomonte, Clodomiro Picado Institute, Costa Rica

Scholarships / Awards

2020 – 2021: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School.
2017: Summer program Biomembranes & Cellular Microcompartments by Costa Rica Zentrum at Osnabrück University


My main fields of interest are immunology, toxicology, and protein characterization. I have experienced how a timely diagnosis and appropriate therapy drastically improve the outcome of patients. My main goals are to study the mechanisms of enzymatic action, how they lead to cell damage and the immune system response to envenomings, thus, helping to develop better, more accessible therapeutic options. Even so, I am open to new research paths that may prove exciting throughout my upcoming studies.