Jose M. G. Vilar

Ikerbasque Research Professor
(+34) 94 601 3450

Instituto Biofísika (CSIC-UPV/EHU)
Scientific Park of the University of the Basque Country
Barrio Sarriena s/n, 48940 Leioa. SPAIN

Short bio

Jose M.G. Villar is an Ikerbasque professor interested in applying computational and mathematical modeling to biological networks. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to understanding biological pathways related to cancer and developing new computational approaches. Jose did his BSc, MSc, and PhD in Physics at the University of Barcelona, followed by postdoctoral fellowships at Princeton University and The Rockefeller University. He served as Research Associate at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, as a head of the lab at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and as Assistant Professor at Cornell University. Jose is a winner of the European Union Big Data technologies Horizon prize and Werfen-Izasa-Beckman-Coulter prize in Biophysics. Also, Jose has been serving as a member of various scientific review panels (European Research Council, National Cancer Institute, the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research. His research has been published in prestigious journals, including Nature, PNAS, Phys Rev Letters, and Langmuir.