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Jorge Gómez Tejeda Zañudo

Jorge Gómez Tejeda Zañudo

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  • Postdoctoral Scholar (Penn State - Albert Lab)
  • Research Associate (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Wagle Lab)
  • Associated Researcher (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard - Wagle Lab)
121 Davey Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802
Email: jgtz [ AT ] phys [ DOT ] psu [ DOT ] edu


  1. B.S. (Physics), Universidad de Guadalajara (2009)
  2. Ph.D. (Physics), The Pennsylvania State University (2016)


Jorge Gómez Tejeda Zañudo is a postdoctoral scholar (Stand Up To Cancer - The V Foundation Convergence Scholar) at the Department of Physics of The Pennsylvania State University, a research associate at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and an associated researcher at the Broad Institute, where he is mentored by Prof. Réka Albert and Prof. Nikhil Wagle. He received his B.S. in Physics from Universidad de Guadalajara and his Ph.D. in Physics from The Pennsylvania State University, where his Ph.D. advisor was Réka Albert. His Ph.D. work consisted on developing theoretical and computational methods for analyzing logic-based models of the dynamics of signal transduction and regulatory networks, and his current work is in developing control methods for network models, and in building and analyzing network models of drug resistance in breast cancer.

Honors and Awards

  • Finalist in the GSNP Graduate Student Speaker Award competition. American Physical Society (2016)
  • Stand Up To Cancer and The V Foundation Convergence Scholar Award. The V Foundation (2015).
  • W. Donald Miller Graduate Fellowship. The Pennsylvania State University (2014)
  • David C. Duncan Graduate Fellowship in Physics. The Pennsylvania State University (2013)
  • David H. Rank Memorial Physics Award. The Pennsylvania State University (2012)

Selected Publications

Full list of publications on Google Scholar

J.G.T. Zañudo, M. Scaltriti, and R. Albert. A network modeling approach to elucidate drug resistance mechanisms and predict combinatorial drug treatments in breast cancer. Cancer Convergence 1 (1), 5 (2017). (See a blog post I was asked to write about this in the SpringerOpen blog)

J.G.T. Zañudo, G. Yang, and R. Albert. Structure-based control of complex networks with nonlinear dynamicsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (28), 7234-7239 (2017).

S.N. Steinway*, J.G.T. Zañudo*, P.J. Michael, D. Feith, T.P. Loughran, and R. Albert. Combinatorial interventions inhibit TGFß-driven epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and support hybrid cellular phenotypesnpj Systems Biology and Applications 1, 15014. doi:10.1038/npjsba.2015.14 (2015). (*Co-first authors)

J.G.T. Zañudo and R. Albert. Cell Fate Reprogramming by Control of Intracellular Network Dynamics. PLoS Comput Biol 11 (4): e1004193. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004193 (2015). 

S.N. Steinway, J.G.T. Zañudo, W. Ding, C. Rountree, D. Feith, T.P. Loughran, and R. Albert. Network Modeling of TGFβ Signaling in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition Reveals Joint Sonic Hedgehog and Wnt Pathway Activation. Cancer Research 74 (21), 5963–77 (2014).

Research Interests

Biological physics, complex networks, computational biology, systems biology.

Member of the research groups of Réka Albert (Penn State) and Nikhil Wagle (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute).