Carlos Castillo-Chavez is a Regents Professor and Joaquin Bustoz Jr. Professor of Mathematical Biology at Arizona State University, where he is Executive Director of the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute and of the Institute for Strengthening the Understanding of Mathematics and Science, as well as founding director of the Mathematical, Computational Modeling Sciences Center.
In 2002 he co- established the David Blackwell and Richard Tapia Award. While a professor at Cornell University, where he spent 18 years, he was recognized with two White House Awards (1992 and 1997), the SACNAS Distinguished Scientist Award, and the Richard Tapia Award. Other recognitions include the American Mathematical Society Distinguished Public Service Award and the 2007 AAAS Mentor award.
Prof. Castillo-Chávez has mentored 27 PhD students (14 US Latinos and 10 women); 22 postdoctoral researchers; and hundreds of undergraduates. He has held a Stanislaw M. Ulam Distinguished Scholar at Los Alamos National Laboratory and honorary professorship at Xi'an Jiaotong University in China. He is also a fellow of the AAAS, SIAM, and a member of the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science.