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Roberto Bernal
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Could a disruption or a modulation on the RBC plasma membrane prevent the invasion of…

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Biological systems are characterized by large out-of-equilibrium dynamics where broken detailed balance at the molecular…

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Axonal beading, or the formation of a series of swellings along the axon, and retraction…

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Thermal Fluctuations Spectroscopy (TFS) in combination with novel optical-based instrumentation was used to study mechanical…

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The mechanical response of f-actin stress bundles of RPE-1 cells is under scope when mechanical…


My work as a teacher at the University of Santiago has focused on the subjects of Physical Fundamentals of Modern Microscopy, Experimental Physics, Experimental Techniques and Electrodynamics in the Physical Engineering careers and the common Engineering plan.

Throughout my academic life at the University of Santiago de Chile, I have developed my sense of research towards various topics of mechanics of biological systems, especially in the mechanics of neurites and red blood cells. Also, in the development of advanced optical instrumentation such as optical tweezers and fluorescence microscopy. Currently, I have focused on the study of active fluctuations in the plasma membrane of red blood cells.

Since June 2018 I have held the position of Director of the Physics Department, member of the Postgraduate Committee (2010-2012) and Director of the Physics Engineering program (2010-2016) of the Physics Department.


  • 2006-2008 Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Cambridge MA, USA.
  • 2006-2002 PhD in Physics, University of Santiago, Chile.
  • 2002 Bachelor degree in Applied Physics, University of Santiago, Chile.