Fibrin gel formation
During blood coagulation, fibrinogen is converted to fibrin monomers that polymerize to form a fibrin mesh. The gel or clot is formed at clot time.
For Fall 2018, I am a University of Utah University Teaching Assistantship recipient from the Graduate School. With this award, I am a co-mentor for the Graduate Teaching Mentorship (GTM) program in the mathematics department. The GTM program allows early graduate student instructors to participate in peer teaching mentorship, led by experienced graduate student instructors.
I am interested in using mathematical models to understand the formation of a fibrin clot within the process of blood clotting. I am currently working on how fibrin-fibrinogen interactions affect both clot time and clot structure. In general, I am passionate about using mathematical and computational tools to understand the complex biological and biophysical components in physiological processes.
A. Fogelson and A. Nelson. "A kinetic model of two monomer polymerization". In preparation
J. L. Herlin, A. Nelson, and M. Scheepers. "Using ciliate operations to construct chromosome phylogenies". Involve, Vol. 9 (2016), No. 1.
At University of Utah, I have had the opportunity to teach a wide variety of courses, including several online courses. As instructor, my responsibilites include lecture, writing quizzes and exams, and grading. Links to the course syllabi are below.
Some of my teaching interests lie in:
LeRoy E. Cowles Building (LCB)
anelson "at" math "dot" utah "dot" edu