Moisés Santillán was born in Tolcayuca, Mexico, in 1969. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico, in 1992, 1995, and 1996, respectively. From 1992 to 1998, Santillán worked as a Lecturer in physics at IPN's School of Physics and Mathematics. In 1999, he made a posdoctoral stay in McGill University, and in 2000, he joined the faculty of IPN's School of Physics and Mathematics as an Assistant Professor. In 2006, he moved to the Center for Reserch and Advanced Studies of IPN, where he currently is a Full Professor. Santillán is mainly interested in applying mathematics and physics to the study of biological systems like muscle contraction, gene expression, molecular motors, and intracellular signaling pathways. His area of expertise includes the following physical and mathematical tools: nonlinear dynamics, irreversible thermodynamics, and stochastic processes. Santillán is a Fellow of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, is a Member of the Biophysical Society, and is affiliated to the Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine. Furthermore, he is or has been part of the Editorial Board of the following journals: Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena and Frontiers in Systems Biology.
Biography Updated on 4 October 2011