Camilo Espinosa BernalPhD Student


I’m a PhD student from Barranquilla, Colombia in the Computational and Systems Immunology program at Stanford. I got my BS in 2018 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where I studied Biology and Mathematics. While at MIT, I worked in the Ploegh Lab at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research studying how single-domain antibodies could be used for cancer immunotherapy and as PET imaging agents to track lymphocytes in-vivo. After my Bachelor’s, I spent a year at the University of Cambridge working in the de la Roche group as an MPhil student at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. At Cambridge, I worked on elucidating the role of the Hedgehog pathway in cytotoxic T cells and developed new Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR)-based immunotherapies that harness this pathway to improve tumor clearance. I started my PhD in 2019 and joined the Aghaeepour lab in 2020, where I hope to explore novel mathematical and computational approaches to study systems immunology.


Systems and computational immunology, network analysis, graph theory, TBD.


I love dancing (my favorites are foundational hip-hop styles and contemporary), cooking, running, and yoga. I also enjoy reading, biking, and trying out different beers.

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