Mathematical Applications in Physiology

Saturday, October 18, 2014: 3:45 PM-5:15 PM
LACC 409AB (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Ricardo Cortez, PhD, Professor, Tulane University and Angela Gallegos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University

Description: This session showcases applications of mathematics in various aspects of physiology and medicine. The speakers will present mathematical models that are currently being developed and used in research applied to cancer, virtual surgery, lung cilia function and regulatory networks. The multidisciplinary and collaborative aspects of the work will be emphasized.

3:45 PM
Introductory Remarks
3:50 PM
Mathematical modeling of the mucus barrier in human lungs
Paula Vasquez, PhD , Assistant Professor , University of South Carolina
4:10 PM
Mathematical modeling of iron metabolism
Anael Verdugo, PhD , Assistant Professor , California State University, Fullerton
4:30 PM
4:50 PM
Mathematical virtual surgery
Joseph Teran, PhD , Associate Professor , University of California, Los Angeles