Pablo A. Iglesias, PhD
Members of the Iglesias lab use analytic tools from control and dynamical systems to study various aspects of cell biology. Primary interests include: chemotaxis – the process by which cells sense gradients in extracellular concentrations and use this information to guide their movement; cytokinesis – the last step in the cell division in which the mother cell physically divides in two; and lipid homeostasis – where cells sense and respond to changes in their environment that affect the composition of the cell membrane. In addition to his primary appointment in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Iglesias holds a number of joint appointments throughout the university, including the Departments of Cell Biology and Biomedical Engineering at the School of Medicine, and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Whiting School. Dr. Iglesias, who is the Edward J. Schaefer Professor of Electrical Engineering, studied at the University of Toronto and Cambridge University, where he received his doctorate in 1991. He has had visiting appointments at Lund University, the Weizmann Institute of Science, Caltech and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
Dr. Iglesias is a computational engineer specializing on simulation of chemotaxis and cytokinesis processes and mechanisms that regulate them.