Dr. Moisés Santilán Zerón

Investigador Cinvestav 3D

 

Contact
Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN
Unidad Monterrey
Vía del Conocimiento 201
Parque de Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica
66628 Apodaca NL, México
Tel: +52 81 11561740 x 4519
Email: msantillan@cinvestav.mx
Group website (publications, group members, etc.):
https://moises-santillan.github.io

Research

We tackle physiological problems at different scales of biological organization: cells, tissues, and organisms. We are particularly interested in understanding a) the mechanisms underlying the dynamic behavior of the studied systems and b) the emergence of collective behaviors as one moves from a finer to a coarser scale of description. We make use of several theoretical and experimental techniques. Among others: mathematical modeling with ode’s and pde's, non-linear dynamics, bifurcation theory, stochastic dynamics, Monte Carlo simulations, cell biology, microfluidics, phase contrast and fluorescence microscopy, image analysis, etc.

Our current projects include:

  • Experimental and theoretical study of T. cruzi motility and infectivity.
  • Population dynamics of communities of wild type bacteria.
  • Thermodynamic performance of ATP synthase.
  • Mathematical modelling of mitochondrial dynamics.
  • Glucose homeostasis dynamics.

Education

  • BSc in Physics, 1992, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Escuela Superior de Física y Matemáticas
  • MSc in Physics, 1995, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Escuela Superior de Física y Matemáticas
  • PhD in Physics, 1996, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Escuela Superior de Física y Matemáticas

Professional Appointments

  • Lecturer, 1992-1996, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Escuela Superior de Física y Matemáticas
  • Associate Professor, 1996-2006, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Escuela Superior de Física y Matemáticas
  • Professor, 2006-Present, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Unidad Monterrey

Editorial Boards

  • Frontiers in Systems Biology
  • Lecture Notes in Mathematical Modelling in the Life Sciences (Springer Book Series)
  • In Silico Biology

Honors

  • Fellow of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, since 2003
  • Member of Mexico’s National Researchers’ System, since 1995
    1995-1998, Candidate
    1998-2004, National Researcher I
    2005-2011, National Researcher II
    2012-2031, National Researcher III
  • Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics
    2009-2016, Regular Associate
    2019-2024, Senior Associate
  • Member of the Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine (Canada), since 2010

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