Mr Elias Vera Siguenza

BSc(Hons), MSc(Hons)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Research | Current

Computational cell biology: Multiscale modelling of fluid transport in salivary gland acinar cells.

Mathematical modelling of the Slc4a9 (Ae4) chloride-bicarbonate anion exchangers.

Mathematical Physiology

Postgraduate supervision

Main Supervisor

Prof. James Sneyd


Dr. John Walter Rugis

Areas of expertise

Mathematical modelling of molecular cell biology.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Almássy J, Siguenza, E., Skaliczki, M., Matesz, K., Sneyd, J., Yule, D. I., & Nánási PP (2018). New saliva secretion model based on the expression of Na+-K+ pump and K+ channels in the apical membrane of parotid acinar cells. Pflugers Archiv : European journal of physiology, 470 (4), 613-621. 10.1007/s00424-018-2109-0
  • Vera-Sigüenza E, Catalán MA, Peña-Münzenmayer G, Melvin, J. E., & Sneyd, J. (2018). A Mathematical Model Supports a Key Role for Ae4 (Slc4a9) in Salivary Gland Secretion. Bulletin of mathematical biology, 80 (2), 255-282. 10.1007/s11538-017-0370-6
  • Vera-Sigüenza E, Pages, N., Rugis, J., Yule, D. I., & Sneyd, J. (2018). A Mathematical Model of Fluid Transport in an Accurate Reconstruction of Parotid Acinar Cells. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology10.1007/s11538-018-0534-z
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Rugis
  • Vera Siguenza, E. (2016). Understanding saliva secretion through mathematical modelling The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.

Contact details

Office hours

9.00 am to 5.00 pm (Monday - Friday)

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 303 - Bldg 303
Level 2, Room 231
New Zealand