Javier Arsuaga received his B.A. degree in mathematics from Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain). In 1995, he moved to Florida State University to study the applications of knot theory to molecular biology under the direction of the Dr. D. W. Sumners. From 2000 to 2003, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley. His appointment was split between the Mathematics Department and the Molecular and Cell Biology Department. At the former, he worked under the direction of Dr. R. K. Sachs, and at the latter, he worked under the direction of N. R. Cozzarelli. He later spent two years at the UCSF Cancer Center as an Associate Specialist. In 2005-2006, he became an Assistant Professor of mathematics at San Francisco State University. His current interests are applications of knot theory and computational homology to molecular biology and genetics.
Biography Updated on 20 March 2011