

2020  

Bridget Fan
Thesis: A Mathematical Investigation of Quorum Sensing in Bacterial and Communication Networks
Chair: Paul Bressloff
Postdoc: University of Houston


Liz Fedak
Thesis: Mathematical Models of P53 Autoregulation and the DNA Damage Response
Chair: Fred Adler
Postdoc: University of Utah


Samantha Hill
Thesis: Mathematical Modeling of Plant Community Influence on Associational Effects Driven by Insect Foraging
Chair: Fred Adler
Current Position: Biofire Diagnostics


Hyunjoong Kim
Thesis: Mathematical Models of Cytonemebased Morphogenesis
Chair: Paul Bressloff
Postdoc: University of Pennsylvania


Katie Link
Thesis: Mathematical Models of FlowMediated Intravascular and Extravascular Blood Clotting
Chair: Aaron Fogelson
Postdoc: UC Davis


Patrick Murphy
Thesis: Cellular Diffusion in Heterogeneous and AgeStructured Switching Environments
Chair: Paul Bressloff
Postdoc: Rice University


Rebecca Terry
Mathematical Models of Cooperation and Phenotypic Plasticity
Chair: Fred Adler
Current Position: St. Lawrence University


Kiersten Utsey
Thesis: Bistability in Epigenetic and Genetic Regulation
Chair: Jim Keener
Current Position: Metrum Research Group

2019  

Gregory Handy
Thesis: From Particle Diffusion to Neuronal Networks: A Multiscale Study of the Astrocytes Role in the Brain
Chair: Alla Borysiuk
Postdoc: University of Pittsburgh

2018  

Laura Strube
Thesis: A Mathematical Model of Translational Regulation by the Integrated Stress Response
Chair: Fred Adler
Postdoc: Virginia Tech


Ryan Viertel
Thesis: A Model of the External Tufted Cell and Cross Fields: Analysis, Computation and Applications
Chair: Alla Borysiuk, Braxton Osting
Current Position: Sandia National Labs


Sam Carroll
Thesis: Spatiotemporal Dynamics of
OrientationSelective Neural Populations in the Visual Cortex
Chair: Paul Bressloff
Postdoc: University of Utah


Katrina Johnson
Thesis: Mathematical Models of Obesity, Inflammation, and RNA Decay
Chair: Fred Adler
Instructor: BYUIdaho


Ethan Levien
Thesis: Noise Propagation in Biochemical Reaction
Networks: Multiscale and Populationlevel
Perspectives
Chair: Paul Bressloff
Postdoc: Harvard


Chris Miles
Thesis: "A hop, switch, and jump: stochasticity in models of motormediated intracellular transport"
Chair: James Keener
Postdoc: NYU


Leif ZinnBjörkman
Thesis: "Mathematical models for development of the zebrafish lateral line"
Chair: Fred Adler
Instructor: UCLA


Heather Zinn Brooks
Thesis: "Dynamics and structure: from microtubule networks to population networks"
Chair: Paul Bressloff
Postdoc: UCLA

2017  

Anna Miller
Thesis: "Mathematical Modeling of Epithelial Cell Division: Evaluating the Effects of Human Papillomavirus Infection"
Chair: Fred Adler
Postdoc: Moffitt Cancer Center


Joe Eason
Thesis: "Modeling the Effects of Worker Rules on Territorial Conflicts in Ants"
Chair: Fred Adler
Instructor: University of Montana Western


Bhargav Karamched
Thesis: "Mathematical Models of MotorBased Intracellular Transport"
Chair: Paul Bressloff
Postdoc: University of Houston


Jie Ma
Thesis: "Singular Perturbation Methods in Pharmacokinetics and Stochastic Modeling of Random Drug Taking Processes"
Chair: James Keener


Bin Xu
Thesis: "Mathematical Models of Cell Polarization"
Chair: Paul Bressloff
Postdoc: University of Notre Dame

2016  

Andrew Basinski
Thesis: "InformationUse Strategies in Ants"
Chair: Fred Adler
Postdoc: University of Idaho


Parker Childs
Thesis: "Mathematical Models of Chemical Reactions: Discrepancies between Markov Chains and Mass Action Kinetics"
Chair: James Keener
BioFire Diagnostics


Cheryl ZapataAllegro
Thesis: "Mathematical Modeling of Fibrin Gelation Dynamics and Structure Formation Under Flow"
Chair: Aaron Fogelson
BioFire Diagnostics

2015  

Megan Dixon
Thesis: "Roles For Ubiquitin and Dimensional Dependence in Protein Regulation"
Chair: James Keener

2014  

Ross Magi
Thesis: "Dynamics Behavior of Biological Membranes"
Chair: James Keener
Faculty: Walla Walla University


James Moore
Thesis: "Mathematical Modeling of the interaction between viral infections and the development of autoimmunity"
Chair: Fred Adler
Postdoc: Georgia Tech
Postdoc: Emory University

2013  

Geoff Hunter
Thesis: "A study on the Identification, Parameterization, and Validation of Mathematical Models in Biology"
Chair: James Keener
Postdoc: Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
TribalScale

2012  

Brittany Bannish
Thesis: "Mathematical Models of Fibrinolysis"
Chair: Aaron Fogelson
Faculty: University of Central Oklahoma


Erica Graham
Thesis: "Mathematical Models of Mechanisms Underlying Longterm Type 2 Diabetes Progression"
Chair: Fred Adler
Postdoc: NC State University
Faculty: Bryn Mawr College


Chris Remien
Thesis: "Biological Markers: Blurred in Time and Space"
Chair: Fred Adler
Postdoc: NIMBioS, Knoxville, TN
Faculty: University of Idaho

2011  

Blerta Shtylla
Thesis: "Mathematical Models of Chromosome Motility during Mitosis"
Chair: James P. Keener
Postdoc: MBI, Ohio State University
Faculty: Mount Holyoke College
Faculty: Pomona College


Sean Laverty
Thesis: "Mathematical Models Of Wildlife And Human Disease: Seasonal And Immunoepidemiological Dynamics"
Chair: Frederick R. Adler
Postdoc: Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA
Faculty: University of Central Oklahoma

2010  

Lindsay Crowl Erickson
Thesis: "Blood Flow Dynamics: a Lattice BoltzmannImmersed Boundary Approach"
Chair: Aaron L. Fogelson
Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore CA


Giao Huynh
Thesis: "Mathematical Models of EpsteinBarr virus Dynamics"
Chair: Fred Adler
Oakland University


Courtney Davis
Thesis: "Mathematical Models of Memory TCell Compartment Size and Repertoire Dynamics"
Chair: Fred Adler
Postdoc: University of Maryland  College Park
Faculty: Pepperdine University
 

Zachary Kilpatrick
Thesis: “Spatially structured waves and oscillations in neuronal networks with synaptic
depression and adaptation"
Chair: Paul Bressloff
Postdoc: University of Pittsburgh
Faculty: University of Houston
Faculty: University of Colorado Boulder


Karin Leiderman
Thesis: "A Mathematical Model of Blood Coagulation and Platelet Deposition Under Flow" (2010)
Chair: Aaron L. Fogelson
Postdoc: Duke University
Faculty: UC Merced
Faculty: Colorado School of Mines


Frank Lynch
Thesis: "Mathematical Modeling of the Gastric Mucus Gel" (2010)
Chair: James P. Keener
Faculty: Occidental College
Faculty: Eastern Washington University


Jay Newby
Thesis: "Molecular MotorBased Models of Random Intermittent Search in Dendrites" (2010)
Chair: Paul Bressloff
Postdoc: University of Oxford
Postdoc: MBI, Ohio State University
Postdoc: UNC Chapel Hill

2009  

Amber Smith
Thesis: "Mathematical Models of Influenza A Virus and Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infections" (2009)
Chair: Frederick R. Adler
Postdoc: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Postdoc: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Faculty: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Nessy Tania
Thesis: "Mathematical models of calcium regulation and cardiac cells" (2009)
Chair: James P. Keener
Postdoc: University of British Columbia
Faculty: Smith College, Northampton, MA

2008  

Elizabeth Doman
Thesis: "Electrical Coupling of Cardiac Cells in the Absence of Gap Junctions" (2008)
Chair: James P. Keener
BioFire Diagnostics


William Nesse
Thesis: "Random fluctuations in dynamical neural networks" (2008)
Chair: Paul C. Bressloff
Postdoc: University of Ottawa
Postdoc: University of Utah

2007  

Meagan McNulty
Thesis: "Mathematical models of respiratory inflammation" (2007)
Chair: Frederick R. Adler
Postdoc: Williams and Mary College
Faculty: Virginia Military Institute


Elijah Newren
Thesis: "Enhancing the immersed boundary method : stability, volume conservation, and implicit solvers" (2007)
Chair: Aaron L. Fogelson
Staff: Sandia National Labs


John Zobitz
Thesis: "Mathematical approaches to partition net ecosystem exchange of CO2 in a highelevation subalpine forest" (2007)
Chair: Frederick R. Adler
Faculty: Augsburg College

2006  

YoungSeon Lee
Thesis: "Mechanisms of Calcium Alternans in Cardiac Cells" (2006)
Chair: James P. Keener
Postdoc: Cornell University
Postdoc: Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Andrew Oster
Thesis: "Mathematical models of cortical development" (2006)
Chair: Paul C. Bressloff
Postdoc: Mathematical Biosciences InstituteThe Ohio State University
Postdoc: Ecole Normale Sup´erieure, Paris, France
Visiting Assistant Professor: Washington and Lee University
Faculty: Eastern Washington University

2005  

Stefanos Folias
Thesis: "StimulusInduced Waves and Breathers in Synaptically Coupled
Neural Networks" (2005)
Chair: Paul C. Bressloff
Postdoc: Boston University
Postdoc: University of Pittsburgh
Faculty: University of Alaska Anchorage

2004  

Robert D. Guy
Thesis: "A Continuum Model of Platelet Aggregation: Closure, Computational
Methods and Simulation" (2004)
Chair: Aaron L. Fogelson
Postdoc: University of Utah
Faculty: University of California, Davis


Brynja R. Kohler
Thesis: "T Lymphocyte population dynamics in health and autoimmunity" (2004)
Chair: James P. Keener
Faculty: Utah State University


Thomas C. Robbins
Thesis: "Seed dispersal and biological invasion: A mathematical analysis" (2004)
Chair: Mark A. Lewis
Postdoc: University of Utah
BioFire Diagnostics

2003  

Bradford E. Peercy
Thesis: "Models of Border Zone Arrhythmias in Acute Myocardial Ischemia" (2003)
Chair: James P. Keener
Postdoc: Rice University
Postdoc: LBMNIDDK, NIH
Faculty: University of Maryland


Nicholas G. Cogan
Thesis: "A Model of Biofilm Growth and Structural Development" (2003)
Chair: James P. Keener
Postdoc: Tulane University
Faculty: Florida State University

2001  

Eric N. Cytrynbaum
Thesis: "Using Low Dimensional Models to Understand Cardiac Arrythmias" (2001)
Chair: James P. Keener
Postdoc: University of California, Davis
Faculty: University of British Columbia


Miguel Dumett
Thesis: "A numerical method for solving anisotropic elliptic boundary
value problems on irregular domains in two and three dimensions" (2001)
Chair: James P. Keener
Postdoc: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Faculty: University of Southern California


Chung Seon Yi
Thesis: "Mathematical models for ionic concentration changes and volume shifts
during ischemia and hypoxia" (2001)
Chair: Aaron L. Fogelson
Postdoc: Virginia Technical University
Postdoc: University of Dundee

2000 and earlier  

Haoyu Yu
Thesis: "Threedimensional computational modeling and simulation of platelet
aggregation on parallel computers" (2000)
Chair: Aaron L. Fogelson
Postdoc: University of Minnesota


Andrew Kuharsky
Thesis: "Mathematical modeling of blood coagulation" (1998)
Chair: Aaron Fogelson
Postdoc: Tulane University


Timothy L. Lewis
Thesis: "Signal Propagation in Inhomogeneous Excitable Media" (1998)
Chair: James P. Keener
Postdoc: New York University
Faculty: University of California, Davis


Eric Marland
Thesis: "Dynamics of the sarcomere" (1998)
Chair: James P. Keener
Postdoc: University of California, Davis
Faculty: Appalachian State University
