Sirio Bolaños Puchet

Sirio Bolaños Puchet is a PhD student in the Connectomics section of the Simulation Neuroscience division.

His focus at the Blue Brain is on the study of cortico-cortical connections, in particular the functional implications of anatomical connectivity at the level of individual layers, motivated by its relevance for sensory perception and general cortical processing. 

Prior to joining Blue Brain, he was a Research Assistant at the National Cancer Institute in Mexico, involved in the acquisition, reconstruction and post-processing of preclinical imaging studies.

Sirio has a Bachelors in Physics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a Masters in Applied and Industrial Mathematics from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Iztapalapa, both in Mexico City. He received a Medal of University Merit for the best grades in his Master’s studies.

Outside of work, Sirio likes to attend classical music concerts, read philosophy of science, play video games and go dancing.


Bolaños-Puchet S. xgrid3d: A free software tool for quantitative image analysis and internal dosimetry. AIP Conference Proceedings. 2019 Apr; 2090(1):030003. DOI:10.1063/1.5095898

Zambrano-Rodríguez PC, Bolaños-Puchet S, Reyes-Alva HJ, García-Orozco LE, Romero-Piña ME, Martinez-Cruz A, Guízar-Sahagún G, Medina LA. Micro-CT myelography using contrast-enhanced digital subtraction: feasibility and initial results in healthy rats. Neuroradiology. 2019 Mar; 61(3):323-330. DOI:10.1007/s00234-019-02162-8