Camille Mojica Rey

Camille Mojica Rey, Ph.D., is a freelance writer with more than 17 years of experience in journalism and science communication. Camille specializes in the translation of medical science for lay audiences and began writing about the business of biotech in 2016. The subject hits close to home: her husband, a Silicon Valley biotech veteran, now works as a scientist at an Austin-based company. Camille earned a B.A. in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin, a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a certificate in Science Communication from UC Santa Cruz. She has worked for major academic medical centers, including UC San Francisco and Stanford University. She has also worked for the San Jose Mercury News and Latina magazine. Her freelance work has appeared on, in Science magazine, and on NPR's Latino USA. Starting in 2017, Camille began teaching writing workshops and facilitating writing retreats for academic and industry scientists.


  • Connecting Women Who Are Boardroom Ready

    The inside scoop on a program designed for women seeking board positions at biopharma companies. It’s more than just training; it’s networking assistance that is the real value.

  • Doug Given: From Pharma To Redefining Healthcare

    A retired pharma executive decides to tackle the daunting task of revamping the U.S. healthcare system.

  • The Unique Challenges Facing Cannabis-based Pharma

    Now that the FDA has finally approved the first-ever pharmaceutical derived from the cannabis plant, will drug development — and success — in this niche finally take off?

  • Big Pharma’s Unique Approaches To Leadership Development

    To ensure that future leaders will be up to the challenges they will face, pharma companies are pursuing unique programs focused on problem-solving — sometimes sending employees to developing countries where they must tackle real-world problems.

  • MD’s I270 Biotech Corridor: A Hub Within A Hub

    The larger BioHealth Capital Region, of which the I-270 biotech corridor is a part, currently ranks as the fifth largest biotech hub in the U.S. with 39,000 people employed by the industry.

  • Biopharma Pioneer Returns To Small Company Roots

    When Celgene began pursuing an aggressive acquisition strategy, David Stirling, Ph.D., a cofounder, decided to leave and eventually start his own company, BioTheryX.

  • Why And How To Close The Gender Gap In The Life Sciences

    Women in leadership roles in the biopharma industry say it is imperative that the industry’s gender gap problem be addressed — by both men and women. Because, if the current trend of women leaving the industry continues, this problem will become a worker-shortage problem and reduce innovation that is vital for industry growth.

  • From Big Pharma To Small Company Founder

    Don DeGolyer talks about the process he took to go from working at a Big Pharma like Sandoz to founding and running his own small specialty pharma company.

  • Biopharma Startups Seek Big Pharma Expertise

    Former Big Pharma employees are helping startups go further in the drug development process, and in return, small companies are offering those with Big Pharma experience a chance to see what it’s like to have a large impact on the trajectory of a small company.

  • Being A Multicultural Millennial Female In Pharma Manufacturing

    Tawni Koutchesfahani, director of manufacturing strategy at Relypsa, says pharmaceutical manufacturing must diversify if it is to thrive. That means the recruitment and retention of more women and more millennials.

  • Biopharma Startups Take Advantage Of Open IPO Window

    Biopharma startups are enjoying a window of opportunity for successful IPOs that opened in mid-2017. CEOs share their experiences of going public, what is fueling IPOs, and tips for others thinking about making this important next step.

  • J&J’s QuickFire Challenges: Crowdsourcing Innovation

    An in-depth look at J&J’s QuickFire Challenge program and how some of the winners have benefitted (and grown) beyond the cash grants.

  • Pharmas That Build Unique Corporate Cultures

    Creating unique cultures that motivate your inherently diverse teams for the long haul to FDA approval is the secret to recruitment and retention in pharma where competition for highly skilled workers is fierce. It is also the key to achieving high performance and employee satisfaction.

  • The Art Of Leadership

    Former Pfizer exec and current partner at VC firm Polaris Partners Amy Schulman talks about what it takes to lead a pharma startup.

  • One Small Startup’s Quest For Funding Gets Creative

    As CEO of Ensysce Biosciences, a semi-virtual company with three employees, Lynn Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., knows all about the funding struggles of a small company.

  • Will Value-Based Drug Pricing Work?

    Drug companies have begun experimenting with value-based models, largely in response to public outrage over the cost of prescription drugs and the U.S. government’s efforts to rein in those costs.

  • Value-Based Healthcare: Pharma’s Role In The Transition

    This is the first in a two-part series on value-based healthcare. In Part II, Life Science Leader will look at value-based models used to determine the price of drugs.

  • Diversification Relieves Funding Pressure For Small Pharma

    Chronic pressure is a way of life for those starting pharmaceutical companies. It’s a life filled with rounds of funding, investor demands, performance deadlines, and possible compound failures. But what if the technology owned by a startup drug discovery company was suddenly in demand by some of the world’s largest food and beverage corporations? What if that opportunity gives you the flexibility and time to conduct your research on your own timetable?

  • Preparing For A Blockchain-Enabled World

    Ask life sciences industry leaders and experts about blockchain and you will hear it called everything from “a game changer” to “a major disrupter.” According to the hype, the technology behind cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, is going to completely transform day-to-day operations for life sciences companies.

  • New Hampshire: A Biotech Microhub

    As the biotech sector in the U.S. continues to grow, it is doing so not just in hubs, but in smaller places like New Hampshire — where some of the state’s biopharma entrepreneurs say: “Smaller is better.”