MMBC banner

 

Plenary Speakers

Linda Allen, Ph.D.

Linda Allen, Ph.D.

Dr. Allen is the Paul Whitfield Horn professor of mathematics at Texas Tech University. Her research interests are in the general areas of mathematical biology, epidemiology and immunology. She has coauthored more than 90 papers on the development and analysis of deterministic and stochastic models related to water snakes, plant pathosystems, cholla cacti, insect pests and diseases (measles, chickenpox, chlamydia, plague, influenza, rabies, hantavirus and chytridiomycosis). MORE

Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Ph.D.

Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Ph.D.

Dr. Castillo-Chavez is a Regents professor, a Joaquin Bustoz Jr. professor of mathematical biology and a Distinguished Sustainability scientist at Arizona State University. His interests are in the applications of mathematics in emerging and re-emerging diseases. He has coauthored over 200 publications, edited several volumes of research articles and coauthored a textbook in mathematical biology in 2001 (second edition in 2012). Dr. Castillo-Chavez was a member of the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science from 2010-2012. MORE

Jasmine Foo, Ph.D.

Jasmine Foo, Ph.D.

Dr. Foo is a McKnight Land Grant assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Her research involves the formulation of mathematical theories of population dynamics and evolution using the tools of stochastic processes and numerical PDE. She is particularly interested in developing mathematical models to understand the evolutionary processes driving cancer initiation and progression, with the ultimate goal of utilizing these models to design better prevention and treatment strategies. MORE

Sebastian Schreidber, Ph.D.

Sebastian Schreiber, Ph.D.

Dr. Schreiber is a theoretical ecologist and mathematician in the Department of Evolution and Ecology, U.C. Davis. His research interests focus on understanding the feed backs between community structure, population dynamics, and evolutionary processes. To achieve this understanding, he constructs mathematical models and uncovers their emergent properties using analytical methods and numerical simulations. MORE