Scaiano Group

Juan Camilo Mejía-Giraldo


Colombian PhD Student in Chemical Sciences

Camilo was born in Medellín, Colombia in 1983. He completed his B.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Antioquia in 2006 and a specialization in forensic toxicology in 2012. During and after his studies, Camilo worked in a pharmaceutical and cosmetic company as a chemical analyst in the development of analytical methods. He also teaches undergraduate courses at the University of Antioquia in the Department of Toxicology and quality control of drugs.

In July, 2012, he started his PhD studies at the University of Antioquia in Chemistry Science under the supervision of Prof. Miguel Angel Puertas. His research is on the ”Evaluation of Potential Bioactives with Protection UVA-UVB of Plants from High Altitude Ecosystems in Antioquia-Colombia and Development of a Microencapsulated Delivery System.”

Camilo joined the Scaiano group in August 2015. He loves to share with his family, mountain biking and nature.