Camilo Villouta

  • Assistant Professor
  • Plant Sciences and Entomology


Dr. Camilo Villouta’s research focuses on the responses of plants to abiotic factors. While targeting fundamental questions he aims to resolve practical problems of crop management. He earned a BSc. in Horticulture from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Soon after he moved to New Zealand to obtain practical experience in agriculture. Back in Chile, he worked in extension research on fruit species. He earned his Ph.D. in Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working on the effect of low temperatures on cranberries. Later, he was awarded the Putnam Fellowship to do postdoctoral research at Harvard University.