Meet Provost Manel Camps



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 Provost Manel Camps is an Assistant Professor in Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology and affiliated faculty member of Biomolecular Engineering. Provost Camps studies the evolution of new biochemical activities, with an emphasis on mechanisms of antibiotic and antitumor resistance. His research, which has both basic and translational components, enjoys support from the National Institutes of Health and from the National Science Foundation. In addition, he teaches Human Anatomy and its corresponding laboratory, which is part of the core curriculum for students interested in human health.

Dr. Camps graduated as a veterinarian from the Autonomous University of Barcelona with honors. With the support of a prestigious “La Caixa” Scholarship, he went on to obtain a Ph. D. in Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford under Dr. John Boothroyd’s mentorship. Before joining the faculty at UC Santa Cruz, Manel Camps completed postdoctoral work with Dr. Larry Loeb at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he established the basis for his current research.

Provost Camps has a deep commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and sees this appointment as a great opportunity to serve the students at Crown. His vision for Crown College is an inclusive environment that facilitates personal and academic growth for students with diverse interests and identities. Critical elements in this vision, which he would like to reinforce, are involvement in research projects under Crown’s faculty supervision and also increased awareness of the resources available on campus to support or advise students.

Provost Camps can be reached at or 831-459-2411.