Cristian is an award-winning Chilean-Canadian neuroscientist, graphic designer, educator, communicator & artist. Trained as a graphic designer, he moved to the sciences obtaining a Ph.D. in Molecular & Cell Biology studying ion channels. His work and scientific collaborations have been published in high impact journals, including Nature. As a science communicator & educator, he teaches neuroscience to artists and science communication to scientists. In 2016, he founded The Convergence Initiative.
Cristian teamed up with José Luis Flores-Guerrero for the development of an arts & science engagement project entitled “Biotlahuilli” (from the Greek Bios: life and the Nahuatl Tlahuilli: light) in which they explain how the use of Raman spectroscopy could help to prevent cardiometabolic disease in pregnant women in rural areas of Mexico.