Jeannie Camarillo

Research Interests

Postdoctoral Fellow

Chicago weather was an adjustment for this native of Southern California. Jeannie completed her BS in Physiology in 2011 at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. During her undergraduate career, her honors thesis research was focused on the role of chronic arsenic exposure in bladder cancer. She also completed a summer research internship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where she studied the role of alternative splicing in human leukemia. After completion of her BS, Jeannie moved to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN to begin her graduate research under Dr. Larry Marnett. Her NRSA-funded thesis research combined traditional protein biochemistry techniques with novel chemical biology approaches to investigate protein modifications from reactive lipid electrophiles. This research sparked her interest in understanding histone modifications and their contributions to disease. Following the completion of her PhD in Biochemistry in 2016, Jeannie joined the Proteomics Center of Excellence as a postdoctoral fellow. Within her role in the Proteomics Core, she helps manage the epiproteomic histone modification services. In her own research, Jeannie is developing methods to streamline cell sorting by flow cytometry with histone analysis by mass spectrometry. Recent advancements have allowed for quantitation of histone modifications from as little as 1000 cells, and cell sorting into distinct subtypes, many of which are found in low abundance, is creating an exciting new area for new clinical research efforts.