Boris Aguilar, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Shmulevich Lab

Boris Aguilar

Boris Aguilar is a computational biologist in the Shmulevich Lab at the Institute for Systems Biology. Dr. Aguilar’s research draws from a diverse background including chemistry, computer science, statistics, and biophysics to answer questions involving dynamic and complex biological phenomena. Dr. Aguilar focuses on developing mechanistic models of multicellular systems including Biofilms morphogenesis, human skin development, and progression of pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Aguilar received his PhD in Computer Science from Virginia Tech, where he worked on molecular dynamics simulations of biomolecules, focusing on developing efficient methods to estimate electrostatic interactions in macromolecules. Dr. Aguilar also  participated in the development of novel Boolean stochastic models, and reduction algorithms for finding steady states of Boolean networks to analyze large Gene Regulatory Networks.  Dr. Aguilar joined ISB in 2014 as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Shmulevich’s group. He has led projects on developing multiscale models to study complex multicellular systems such as cancer progression.

PhD in Computer Science, Virginia Tech, 2014.

  • Computational biology
  • Multiscale modeling
  • Bioinformatics
  • Mathematical biology