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Biomath Seminar Series

Spring 2010

February 24


Judith Canner and Jim Selgrade
Cryptic seed movement by a keystone ant augments dispersal of a common wildflower (Canner) and Multiple Cycles and Bifurcation in a Model for Hormonal Regulation of the Menstrual Cycle (Selgrade)

March 24


Michael Robert and Jim Gilliam
Designing Field Cage Experiments to Test a Dominant Lethal Genetic Vector Control System (Robert) and Decisions under threat of death: balancing risk and reward (Gilliam)

April 7


Kathleen Holm and Kevin Gross
A comparison of optimal design methods in inverse problems (Holm) and If you can't beat 'em, join 'em: Facilitation between species and the structure of ecological communities (Gross)

April 28


Jason Chittenden and Alun Lloyd
Estimating a Time-Variant Pharmacokinetic Parameter as a Random Process (Chittenden) and Fighting fire with fire: Can we use mosquitoes to combat mosquito-borne disease? (Lloyd)

Fall 2009

Sep 16th

Biomathematics Student Seminar
Daniela Valdez-Jasso
Modeling the Mechanical Properties of Large Ovine Arteries

Sep 23rd

Biomathematics Student Seminar
Danielle Robbins
A Comparison of Standard Error Computations Using Asymptotic Theory and Bootstrapping

Sep 30th

Journal Club, meeting at 4:30pm

Michael Robert will lead a discussion of Smith et al. (2009) Host-pathogen time series data... (Contact Alun Lloyd for more details.)

October 14th

Journal Club

Becky Lyzinski will lead the discussion.

October 21st

Journal Club

Hyun Lee will lead the discussion

October 28th

Journal Club

Danielle Robbins will lead the discussion

November 4th

Journal Club

Daniela Valdez-Jasso will lead the discussion

November 18th

Biomathematics Graduate Student Seminar
Mikio Aoi
Modeling and Assessment of Cerebral Autoregulation in Chronic Ischemic Stroke

December 2nd

Biomathematics Graduate Student Seminar
Megan Supple
Probabilistic Allele Calling to Improve Population Size Estimates from Non-Invasive Genetic Mark-Recapture Analysis
Abstract

Spring 2009

February 5th

BMA Seminar
Paul Conn, NOAA Fisheries Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (Beaufort, NC)
Dynamics under the hood: Hidden process models for animal encounter data

February 12th

BMA Seminar
Megan Owen, SAMSI and North Carolina State University
Computing geodesic distances in tree space

March 12th

BMA Seminar
Ken Pollock, Departments of Biology and Statistics, North Carolina State University
Avian Point Count Sampling Models and Field Validation

March 26th

BMA Seminar
Alison Motsinger-Reif, Department of Statistics and the Bioinformatics Research Center, North Carolina State University
Grammatical Evolution Neutral Networks for Genetic Association Mapping

April 2nd

BMA Seminar
Cliburn Chan, Duke Laboratory for Computational Immunology, Duke University
Modeling flow cytometry data

April 9th

BMA Seminar
Stanca Ciupe, Duke Laboratory for Computational Immunology, Duke University
Mathematical models of T cell development and function

April 16th

BMA Seminar
Stuart Borrett, Department of Biology & Marine Biology, UNC-Wilmington
Network architecture and the development of indirect effects in ecosystems

April 23rd

BMA Seminar
Hyun Jin Kim, Biomedical Engineering Department, Stanford University

Fall 2008

08/27/07

Fall Organizational Meeting

09/04/07


Nathan Wanner, Biomathematics Graduate Student
Mathematical Modeling of the Transcriptional Network Controlling the Environmental Stress Response in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Abstract

09/11/07


Eunjung Kim, Mathematics Graduate Student
Computational modeling of multiphasic micromechanics in articular cartilage
Abstract

9/18/07


Sava Dediu, CRSC, Postdoc
Sensitivity functions and their uses in parameter estimation problems
Abstract

9/25/07


Althea Smith, Biomathematics Graduate Student
Comparison of Models of Bacterial Infection in the Intestinal Tract
Abstract

10/02/07


Kristen DeVault, Mathematics Graduate Student
Blood flow in the circle of willis
Abstract

10/09/07


Venita Depuy, Biomathematics Graduate Student
Population-based Streptococcus pneumoniae modeling
Abstract

10/16/07


Daniela Valdez, Mathematics Graduate Student
Modeling and Analysis of Viscoelastic Properties of Large Arteries
Abstract

10/23 & 10/30

Seminar Joint with OR - Note seminar will be in 407 Daniels
Hien Tran, Mathematics
Tutorial: Parameter estimation techniques and model validation
Abstract

11/06/07


Sarah Olson, Biomathemematics Graduate Student
Mathematical Modeling of Cartilage Regeneration
Abstract

11/13/07


Oswaldo Lozoya, Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student
An introduction and overview of COMSOL, a finite element package
Abstract

11/20/07



11/27/07


Matthew Krachey, Zoology Graduate Student
Hierarchical Bayesian Tag-Return Models
Abstract

12/04/07


Drew Pasteur, Mathematics Graduate Student
A Multiple-Inhibin Model of the Human Menstrual Cycle
Abstract

Spring 2007

01/16/07

Biomath Seminar
Kevin Gross, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Program in Biomathematics, NCSU
Does species diversity drive community production or vice versa? Towards a unification of historical and contemporary paradigms
Abstract

01/23/07

Biomath Seminar
H.T. Banks, Professor, Department of Mathematics, NCSU
Modeling in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Abstract

01/30/07

Biomath Seminar
Anita Layton, Assistant Professor, Dept of Mathematics, Duke University
Multistable Dynamics Mediated by Tubuloglomerular Feedback in a Model of Coupled Nephrons
Abstract

02/06/07

Biomath Seminar
Karen Yokely, Postdoc, Curriculum in Toxicology, UNC Chapel Hill
Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling in aging humans: Early issues and examples
Abstract

02/13/07

Biomath Faculty Meeting

02/20/07

Biomath Seminar
Mudassar Imran, Postdoc, Center for Chemical Toxicology Research and Pharamcokinetics, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
The pharmacodynamics of Antibiotic Treatment
Abstract

02/27/07

Biomath Seminar
Fan Yuan, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
Multiscale modeling and simulation of drug toxicity and transport in the eye
Abstract

03/13/07

Biomath Seminar
Rory Conolly, National Center for Computational Toxicology, US Protection Agency
The different roles of cytolethality and DNA reactivity in the carcinogenicity of formaldehyde: Implications for risk assessment
Abstract

03/20/07

Biomath Seminar
Laura Miller, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, UNC Chapel Hill
Understanding tiny insect flight
Abstract

03/27/07

Biomath Seminar (Canceled)
Laura Potter, Glaxo Smith Kline
Modeling blood lipoprotein metabolism: Understanding mechanisms behind good and bad cholesterol

04/03/07

Biomath Seminar
Fred Gould, Professor, Department of Entomology, NCSU
Genetic control of pests and invasive organisms: A role for Biomath?
Abstract

04/10/07

Biomath Seminar
Qiang Zhang, Research Investigator, CIIT Centers for Health Research
Control Theory and Dose Response Transition in Anti-Stress Gene Regulatory Networks
Abstract

04/17/07

Biomath Seminar (Canceled)
Ariel Clintron-Arias, Postdoc, Statistical and Applied Mathematics Institute (SAMSI) and Center for Research in Scientific Computation, NCSU

04/24/07

Biomath Seminar
M.S. Breen, National Center for Computational Toxicology, US Protection Agency
Mechanistic Model of Steroid Biosynthesis to Predict Biochemical Response to Endocrine Active Chemicals
Abstract

Fall 2006

Aug 29th

BMA Seminar Organizational Meeting

Sep 5th

BMA Seminar
Ben Redelings, Bioinformatics (postdoc with Jeff Thorne)
Joint Bayesian Estimation of Alignment and Phylogeny
Abstract

Sep 12th

BMA Seminar
Sharon Lubkin, Biomathematics and Mathematics
Tissue Dynamics
Abstract

Sep 19th

BMA Seminar
Ken Pollock, Zoology, Biomathematics and Statistics
Tag Return Models for Estimating Fishing Mortality and Natural Mortality: Application in Fisheries Research and Management Illustrated by Maryland Striped Bass Tag Return
Abstract

Sep 26th

BMA Seminar
Hien Tran, Mathematics
Dynamic multidrug therapies for HIV: Optimal and STI control approaches
Abstract

Oct 3rd

BMA Faculty Meeting

Oct 10th

BMA Seminar
Jim Riviere, Biomathematics and College of Veterinary Sciences
incorporation of complex chemical mixture effeects into a qsar model of dermal absorption
Abstract

Oct 17th

BMA Seminar
Jim Selgrade, Mathematics
An Overview of the Hodgkin-Huxley and FitzHugh-Nagumo Models
Abstract

Oct 24th

BMA Seminar
Mette Olufsen, Mathematics
Short Term Regulation in the Cardiovascular System
Abstract

Oct 31st

BMA Seminar
John Franke, Mathematics
Discrete Dynamical Systems in Population Genetics
Abstract

Nov 7th

BMA Seminar
Mansoor Haider, Mathematics
Artificial Neural Networks for Analysis of Cartilage Repair using Hydrogel Scaffolds
Abstract



Nov 28th

BMA Seminar
Bill Atchley, Genetics, Statistics, and Biomathematics
Computational Biology and Molecular Architecture
Abstract

Dec 5th

BMA Seminar
Andrew Fernandes, Biomathematics (Graduating PhD student with Bill Atchley)
Quantifying Phylogenetic Conservation in Protein Molecular Evolution
Abstract

Spring 2006

Jan 10th

BMA Seminar
Grace Kepler, Center for Research in Scientific Computation, NCSU
A Dynamic Model for Induced Reactivation of Latent Virus
Abstract

Jan 24th

BMA Alumnus Seminar
Jason Pirone, Constella Health Sciences
Applications of Computational Methods in Toxicology
Abstract

Feb 7th

BMA Faculty Meeting - CANCELED
Rescheduled for Feb. 14th due to Math Dept. faculty meeting

Feb. 14th

BMA Faculty Meeting

Feb 21st

Biomath Seminar
Eric Stone, NCSU Bioinformatics Research Center and Dept. of Statistics
Robustness of the Phylogenetic Comparative Method
Abstract

March 14th

BMA Student Seminars
Mamiko Arai, NCSU Biomath
A Simple Signal Processing Model
Abstract

March 28th

BMA Student Seminars
Yabo Wu, NCSU Biomath
Using first-order autoregressive models to approximate non-linear birth-death processes.
Abstract

Apr 4th

BMA Student Seminars
Miyuki Breen and Althea Smith, NCSU Biomath
"MRI Image-Guided Tumor Ablation: Model to Predict Cell Death from MRI Temperature Images" by: Miyuki Breen
"Mechanistic Model of Escherichia Coli Cell Death under Acidic Conditions" by Althea Smith

Abstract

Apr 18th

BMA Student Seminars
Ji Zhang and Matt Hamilton, NCSU Biomath
Ji Zhang will present: "Measuring Stochasticity of Ross-MacDonald Malaria Model Using MVN Moment Closure Method"
Matt Hamilton will present: "Saddle points and sudden transitions: the effect of migration in 'rock-paper-scissors' competition"

Abstract

Fall 2005

Aug 23th

Welcome Back
BMA students, faculty, guests, NCSU Biomathematics Program
Social: Meet the new students

Aug 30th

Student Seminar
Lisa Soberano, NCSU Biomathematics Program
The Mathematical Foundation of Fractal Image Compression
Abstract

Sept 6th

BMA Alumni Seminar
Mike Easterling, Constella Health Services
A PBPK model for a mixture of dioxin-like chemicals
Abstract

Sept 13th

Biomathematics Faculty Meeting: Polk 005H PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE TO 5 PM.
Jim Riviere

Sept 20th

BMA Alumni Seminar
Lindsay Grey Cowell, Ph.D., Duke University Laboratory of Computational Immunology
Identification of functional cryptic recombination signals in the mouse genome by statistical modeling.
Abstract

Sept 27th

BMA Alumnus Seminar
Marjo Smith, Constella Health Sciences
Application of a Statistical Dynamic Model Investigating the Short -term Cellular Kinetics Induced by Riddelliine, a Hepatic Endothelial Carcinogen
Abstract

Oct 4th

Guest Seminar
Deon van der Merwe, NCSU Center for Cutaneous Toxiciology and Pharmacology
A pesticide's journey through skin: mechanisms and models
Abstract

Oct 11th

BMA Alumni Seminar
Georgiy Bobashev, Research Triangle Institute, RTP
Mathematical models of health outcomes (example of colorectal cancer)
Abstract

Oct 18th

BMA student seminar
Althea Smith, NCSU Biomath
Predicting E Coli cell death
Abstract

Oct 25th

BMA student seminar
Gyoungjin AHN, NCSU Biomath
Compound Selection in Toxicology Studies
Abstract

Nov 1st

Guest Seminar
(Joint with Numerical Analysis Group)

Ricardo Cortez, Math. Dept., Tulane University
The Method of Regularized Stokeslets and its Extensions
Abstract

Nov 8th

Biomathematics Student Seminar
Xiaohai Wan and Merle Craig, Biomathematics, NCSU
Wan: Numerical Simulation Methods for Biological Morphogenesis
Craig: The Stepwise Mutation Model

Abstract

Nov 15th

BMA Alumni Seminar
Kyle Shertzer/ Jun Yoshizaki, Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research
Beaufort, NC
Evolutionary Effects of Fishing
Abstract

Nov 22nd

BMA STUDENT SEMINAR
Yabo Wu and Venita DePuy, Biomathematics, NCSU
Wu: A qualitative mathematical model of a circadian rhythm in crayfish
DePuy: Streptococcus pneumoniae infections

Abstract

Nov 29th

Biomath Student Seminar
Mamiko Arai and Lisa Soberano, NCSU Biomath
Arai: Tangle analysis of Xer recombination
Soberano: Within host models of virus dynamics

Abstract

Spring 2005

Tuesday
Jan. 11

Organizational meeting: Discussion of upcoming seminar series

Thursday
Jan. 20

Meeting with graduate students to finish simulation problem from last semester
Charlie Smith
"Cow's milk" stochastic simulation and goodness of fit test

Friday
Jan. 21

Mathematics Seminar on Biomath Topic ***Harrelson Hall rm 334, 4-5pm***
(Tea and cookies at 3:30-4 pm in HA 243)

Colleen MITCHELL, Boston University
Precise Timing in the Auditory Brainstem
Abstract

Monday
Jan. 31

SAMSI Distinguished Lecture
*** To be held at MCNC (Research Triangle Park) at 4.30pm ***
There will be a reception after the talk.

Alan Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Modeling Viral Infections
Abstract

Friday
Feb. 4

Joint BIOMATH/STATISTICS/BIOENGINEERING Seminar COX HALL 206 3:30-4:30 pm
Emery BROWN, Harvard University
Using the State-Space Paradigm to Analyze Information Representation in Neural Systems
Abstract

Wednesday
Feb . 9

BIOMATH Seminar HA 320
Kevin GROSS, NCSU, Biomath Program and Dept. of Statistics
Does extinction order matter? Modeling the functional consequences of random vs. ordered extinction.
Abstract

Thursday
Feb. 24

BIOMATHEMATICS SEMINAR, HA 320, 4-5 pm
Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Joaquin Bustoz Jr. Professor of Mathematical Biology,
Dept. of Mathematics, Arizona State Univ.
Mathematical Models and Their Application to the Spread and Control of Tuberculosis
Abstract

Thursday
Mar 17

Biomathematics Student Seminar
Ji ZHANG, Biomath , NCSU
The Comparison of Two First Trend Approaches of Predicting Surface Soil Moisture Content
faculty seminar advisor: Lloyd

Abstract

Wed.
Mar. 23

Biomathematics Seminar
HA 320, 4-5 pm

Priscilla Greenwood, Dept. of Mathematics, Arizona State Univ.
Optimum Signal in a Simple Neuronal Model with Signal Dependent Noise.
Abstract

Thursday
Mar 24

Purim/Easter Break
no seminar


Thursday
Mar 31

Biomathematics Student Seminar
Haojun OUYANG, Biomath, NCSU
Modeling the Transmission of West Nile Virus between Birds and Mosquitoes
faculty seminar advisor: Lloyd

Abstract

Thurs
April 7

Biomath Joint Seminar with NCSU SIAM student chapter
Dr. Aarsvold, Emory Univ, Atlanta, GA
Mathematics and medical imaging

Thurs
April 14

CANCELLED DUE TO FACULTY MEETING
Biomathematics Student Seminar

Gyoung-Jin AHN, ST/BMA , NCSU
Multivariate Methods in Skin Toxicology
Faculty seminar advisors: Riviere and Smith

Thur
April 21

Biomathematics Seminar
Dr. Eric ALLAIN, NOVOZYMES, INC.
Mathematical Modeling of Enzyme Action in Fuel Alcohol Production
Abstract

Thurs
April 28

Biomathematics Student Seminar
Venita DePuy, NCSU ST/BMA
'Modeling of Pneumococcal Infections'
faculty advisor: Lloyd

Fall 2004

8/24

Start of Semester Mixer for Students and Faculty

8/31

Joint seminar with Bioengineering
Elizabeth Loboa, Department of Biomedical Engineering, NCSU
Mechanobiology of Soft Skeletal Tissue Regeneration
Abstract

9/07

Student seminar, joint with Bioinformatics
Zhi Wang, Biomathematics and Bioinformatics, NCSU
Spectral Analysis of Periodicities in bHLH Amino Acid Sequences
Abstract

9/13

Joint seminar with Physics and Bioinformatics ***Cox Hall room 206 on Monday***
Tim Elston, Department of Mathematics, UNC
Stochastic Effects in Signaling Pathways
Abstract

9/21

NO SEMINAR due to SAMSI Workshop

9/28

Joint Seminar with Statistics and NCSU Ethics Program
Larry Nelson, Assistant Dean for International Programs/CALS
Research Ethics and the Use and Misuse of Statistics
Discussants: Gary Comstock, Director NCSU Ethics Program
Marcia Gumpertz, Director of Undergraduate Programs, Statistics (see module 9 when you click on LARRY NELSON)

10/5

Student Seminar
Robert Xiaohai Wan, Biomathematics, NCSU
Numerical Modeling of Biological Interface: Immersed Interface Method with Level Set Methods
Abstract

10/19

Journal Club
Matt Hamilton, Biomathematics Graduate Program, NCSU
Discussion of Chapter 1, DIFFUSION: MICROSCOPIC THEORY by HOWARD BERG: RANDOM WALKS IN BIOLOGY
Handouts available in Cox 513 in bottom tray located on door of 513 C and also at the D.H. Hill Library Reserve Room

10/26

No Journal Club: Postponed until next week

11/02

Journal Club
Min Kang, Department of Mathematics, NCSU
An Introduction to Interacting Particles

11/9

JOURNAL CLUB
Matt Hamilton, Biomathematics Graduate Program, NCSU
Discussion of Chapter 2, DIFFUSION: MACROSCOPIC THEORY:Fick's laws by HOWARD BERG: RANDOM WALKS IN BIOLOGY
Handouts available in Cox 513 in bottom tray located on door of 513 C and also at the D.H. Hill Library Reserve Room

11/16

JOURNAL CLUB
Charlie Smith, Biomathematics Graduate Program, NCSU
Discussion of Chapter 3, DIFFUSION TO CAPTURE by HOWARD BERG: RANDOM WALKS IN BIOLOGY
Handouts available in Cox 513 in bottom tray located on door of 513 C and also at the D.H. Hill Library Reserve Room

11/30

Biomathematics seminar
Dennis Brown, Department of Biochemistry, Department Head, NCSU
Structure and Function of the Virus Membrane

Spring 2004

1/20

Brooke Steele, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UNC
Simulation Based Medical Planning System for Occlusive Cardiovascular Disease Using One-Dimensional Analysis Techniques

1/27

Canceled due to inclement weather
Elisabeth Loboa, Department of Biomedical Engineering, NCSU
Mechanobiology of Soft Skeletal Tissue Regeneration

2/3

Michael Zager, UNC Toxicology/ U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development
A Feedback Model for Testicular-Pituitary Axis Hormone Kinetics and Their Effects on the Regulation of the Prostate in Adult Male Rats

2/10

Julia Kimbell, CIIT, Research Triangle Park, NC (Adjunct Biomath Faculty Member)
Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Studies of Nasa Uptake and Deposition

2/17

William Atchely, Genetics and Statistics Department, NCSU
Statistical Challenges with Biological Sequence Data

2/24

Mike Reed, Department of Mathematics, Duke University
Mathematics and Cell Metabolism

3/2

Student seminars

Jianyun Zhu, Biomathematics, NCSU
The Role of Evolution in the Emergence of Infectious Disease

Ziyue Liu, Biomathematics, NCSU
Delay Model of the Circadian Pacemaker

3/16

Keith Weninger, Department of Physics, NCSU
Snare Proteins and Membrane Fusion

3/23

Student seminars

Miao Yu, Biomathematics, NCSU
Numerical Noise Simulation of Stochastic Circulatory Models

Jiezhun (Sherry) Gu, Biomathematics, NCSU
Mutation-Selection Networks of Cancer Initiation: Tumor Suppressor Genes and Chromosomal Instability

3/30

Tom Kepler, Division Chief, Computational Biology, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University
Computational Immunology of Primary Lymphoid Transplantation: Basic Research and Clinical Support

4/6

Paul Tiesinga, Department of Physics, UNC
Precision, Reliability and The Neural Code

4/13

Rescheduled for Fall 04
Timothy Elston, Department of Mathematics, UNC
Stochastic Effects in Signaling Pathways

4/20

Will Wilson, Duke University
Population dynamical models for patterns of ecological communities: Making the most of Lotka-Volterra Theory.

4/27

Chris Portier, NIEHS
Gene Interaction Network Suggests Dioxin Induces A Significant Linkage Between Ah-Receptor and Retinoic Acid Receptor Beta

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