Applications of Mathematics in Biology

Friday, October 17, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
LACC 409AB (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Iskra Nuņez, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Texas - Pan American

Description: Mathematics has gained recognition as a useful tool for solving biological problems. In this session, the philosophy of applied mathematics is discussed; this is followed by various examples of applications in ecology, epidemiology, and neuroscience. The presenters are young scientists engaged with interdisciplinary research in the field of mathematical biology.

10:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:20 AM
Applied Mathematics through Philosophy of Science
Iskra Nunez, PhD , Assistant Professor , The University of Texas-Pan American
10:40 AM
Identifying Important Sources of Stochasticity in Neural Network Dynamics
Deena Schmidt, PhD , Postdoctoral Scholar , Case Western Reserve University
11:00 AM
Modeling the Impacts of Human-Driven Environmental Hypoxia on Pelagic Fish Species in the Great Lakes
Paul Hurtado, PhD , Postdoctoral Fellow , MBI: Mathematical Biosciences Institute
11:20 AM
Quantifying the Transmission of Avian Influenza Viruses
Roberto Saenz, PhD , Research-Professor , University of Colima