Mathematical Biology Seminar

  • Modality: In-person (Harris Hall) and/or Zoom
  • Please reach out to the seminar hosts for the Zoom link

Hosted by Laura Ellwein Fix and Oyita Udiani

Spring 2024 Schedule

Date Time Location Speaker Affiliation Title
Feb. 2 1:00 P.M. Harris Hall 4119 Leonid Kalachev  University of Montana A simple modification to the classical SIR model to estimate the proportion of under-reported
infections using case studies in flu and COVID-19
Feb. 9 1:00 P.M. Harris Hall 4119 Cheng Ly Virginia Commonwealth University How does one's brain separate signals from 'noise'?
Feb. 16 1:00 P.M. Zoom Diana White Clarkson Univeristy

Modeling the Dynamics of the outer segment in rod cells after retinal detachment

Feb. 23 1:00 P.M. Harris Hall 4119 and Zoom Oyita Udiani Virginia Commonwealth University

Decoding Pathogenic Transitions in Microbiomes: Insights from Game Theory

Mar. 1 1:00 P.M. Zoom Julie Spencer University of Virginia


Mar, 22 1:00 P.M. Harris Hall 4145 Anna Nelson Duke University


Mar. 29 1:00 P.M. Zoom Anastasia Bizyaeva University of Washington

Nonlinear dynamics of beliefs over social networks

Apr. 5 1:00 P.M. Zoom Demond Handley Ohio State University


Apr. 12 1:00 P.M. Harris Hall 4119 Beth Krieger Virginia Commonwealth University Health


Apr. 19 1:00 P.M. Harris Hall 4119 Eleni Panagiotou  Arizona State University


Apr. 26 1:00 P.M. Harris Hall 4119 Beth Thomas Virginia Commonwealth University



Fall 2023 Schedule

Date Time Location Speaker Affiliation Title
Sep. 8 1:00 P.M. Zoom Alanna Haslam-Hyde Boston University

A New Framework for Harnessing Reactivity

Sep. 15 1:00 P.M. Zoom, Harris Hall 4145 Emmanual Fleurantin University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Recent Analytical and Computational Tools for Noise-Induced Transitions over Periodic Boundaries

Sep. 22 1:00 P.M. Zoom, Harris Hall 4145 Rayanne Luke George Mason University

Modeling, classification, and prevalence estimation of SARS-CoV-2 antibody assays

Oct. 6 1:00 P.M. Zoom Olivia Crompton Duke University Follow the Flow: Mobilizing the Shallow Water Equations to Dryland Management and Restoration
Oct. 13 1:00 P.M. Zoom Kaitlin Hill St. Mary’s University Noise-induced transitions in stochastic differential equations with switches
Oct. 27 1:00 P.M. Zoom, Harris Hall 4145 Laura Ellwein Fix Virginia Commonwealth University


Nov. 17 1:00 P.M. Zoom Shilpa Khatri University of California Merced Fluid-structure interactions within marine phenomena
Dec. 8 1:00 P.M. Zoom Colton Sawyer Fort Lewis College

An Exploration of Physiologically-based Pharmacokinetic Modeling and Superman