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2018
Thursday, May 31st
9:00 AM

Species coexistence in the face of uncertainty

Sebastian Schreiber, University of California, Davis

ALC 1201

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Coffee Break

First floor lobby

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

Disease Modeling: how to control and prevent epidemic outbreaks

Elena Aruffo, York University
Alexandra Teslya, York University
Jane Marie Heffernan, York University

ALC 1104

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Axonal Transport with Attachment and Detachment to Parallel Microtubule Network

Abhishek Choudhary Mr., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

ALC 1105

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Serum PSA vs. Tumor Burden: Connecting the Dots with a Model of Angiogenesis

Johnna Barnaby, Florida State University
Harsh Jain, Florida State University

ALC 1201

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Quantifying effects of neutrophil memory on migration patterns using microfluidic platforms and ODE modeling of the mechanistic molecular pathways

Brittany P. Boribong, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Mark J. Lenzi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Mirjam Sarah Kadelka, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Stanca Ciupe, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Liwu Li, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Caroline N. Jonea, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

ALC 1104

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Disruption of Synchronous Behavior in Pancreatic Islets via Hub Cells

Janita Patwardhan, University of Maryland - Baltimore County

ALC 1105

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Quantifying Tumor Heterogeneity and Drug Resistance in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Jesse M. Milzman, University of Maryland at College Park

ALC 1201

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

The Diverse Effects of GM-CSF on Granulocyte-Monocyte Progenitor Cell Differentiation: Mechanisms of Action

Bronson Weston, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Liwu Li, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
John Tyson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

ALC 1104

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Investigating Smoke Exposure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with a Calibrated Agent Based Model (ABM) of In Vitro Fibroblast Wound Healing.

J Alex Ratti, Virginia Commonwealth University
Angela Reynolds, Virginia Commonwealth University
Rebecca L. Heise, Virginia Commonwealth University

ALC 1105

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Drug Cytotoxicity Quantification with a Mathematical Model and Three-dimensional Biomimetic Microfluidic

Maryam Moarefian, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Caroline Jones, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Luke Achenie, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Danesh Tafti, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

ALC 1201

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Parameter Sensitivity Analysis of a Infectious Disease Model and Identifying Dominant Transmission Pathways

Md Rafiul Islam, Texas Tech University

ALC 1104

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Modeling HCV Interactions with p53: Implications for Carcinogenesis

Harsh Jain, Florida State University

ALC 1105

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Two phase model to study the correlation between brain tumor growth rate and the formation of peritumoral edema

Inmaculada Sorribes, Florida State University

ALC 1201

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM

Lunch Break

On your own

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

2:15 PM

Turning Cancer Discoveries Into Effective Treatments With The Aid Of Mathematical Modeling

Trachette Jackson, University of Michigan

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM

Coffee Break

Second floor lobby

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Modeling the Evolutionary History of a Tumor

Julia Chifman, American University

ALC 2100

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Modeling Allee effects in a transgenic mosquito population during range expansion

Lauren M. Childs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

ALC 2104

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

Metastasis Suppression by the Primary Tumor: A Natural Law

Leonid Hanin, Idaho State University

ALC 2100

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Effect of Excess Food Nutrient on Producer-Grazer Model under Stoichiometric and Toxicological Constraints

Md Nazmul Hassan, Texas Tech University
Kelsey Thompson, Texas Tech University
Gregory Mayer, Texas Tech University
Angela Peace, Texas Tech University

ALC 2104

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Stem Cell Hypothesis for Breast Cancer

Elizabeth Zollinger, St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn
Emek Kose, St. Mary's College of Maryland

ALC 2100

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Predicting critical transitions in spatially distributed populations with cubical homology

Laura Storch, College of William and Mary
Sarah Day, College of William and Mary

ALC 2104

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM

Poster Session

BAMM!

Cabell Library 303

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

6:00 PM

Modeling and Predicting the Invasive Mosquito Abundance in North-East Region of United States

Mohammad A. Al-Mamun, Yale University

Cabell Library 303

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Spatial spread of defective interfering particles and its role in suppressing viral load

Qasim Ali QA, North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Ruian Ke, North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Cabell Library 303

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Pattern formation in Phagocytosis : a mathematical model of the underlying network of Rho GTPases and Phosphoinositides

Marco A. Avila Ponce de Leon, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Hans G. Othmer, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Cabell Library 303

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Dynamics of Quadratic Networks

Simone Evans, SUNY New Paltz

Cabell Library 303

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Critical parameters in a computational model of TGF-beta-induced epithelial mesenchymal transition.

Mario J. Mendez, Virginia Commonwealth University
Seth H. Weinberg, Virginia Commonwealth University

Cabell Library 303

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Efficient Representations of Cardiac Spatial Heterogeneity in Computational Models

Alejandro Nieto-Ramos, Rochester Institute of Technology
Elizabeth Cherry, Rochester Institute of Technology

Cabell Library 303

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Effect of Environmental Variability and Periodic Fluctuations on Disease Outbreaks in Stochastic Epidemic Models.

Kaniz Fatema Nipa, Texas Tech University
Linda J.S. Allen, Texas Tech University

Cabell Library 303

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Inference and Control in regulatory genomics

Siddharth Sharma, University of Maryland College Park

Cabell Library 303

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

A multi-scale tumor model to investigate the role of iron in tumor progression

Luis Sordo Vieira, UConn Health

Cabell Library 303

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Quantitative Biology Education - resources to change your students from math-anxious to math-curious

Jeremy Wojdak, Radford University

Cabell Library 303

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

6:30 PM

Controllability Analysis of Discrete-map Models of Cardiac Alternans

Mark O. Ampofo, Rochester Institute of Technology
Laura M. Munoz, Rochester Institute of Technology
Elizabeth Cherry, Rochester Institute of Technology

Cabell Library 303

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Generation of nonlinear-differential-equations system from a model of Boolean relationships in Arabidopsis salt stress network

Renee Dale, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Cabell Library 303

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Nonlinearities in prey growth, size-dependent predation risk, and functional responses: Understanding the effects of multiple predators on a shared prey using agent-based models

Russell Dixon, Radford University
Jeremy Wojdak, Radford University

Cabell Library 303

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Applications of Multidimensional Time Model for PDF to Model Permeability of Plasma Membrane and Transcription of Cytoplasmic DNA for different vaccination trails.

Michael Fundator, DBASSE of National Academy of Sciences, Editor of American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics

Cabell Library 303

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Investigating the impact of seasonal variations on the dynamics of Chikungunya

Md Rafiul Islam, Texas Tech University

Cabell Library 303

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Spatial Modeling of in-vivo Viral Infection with Interferon Response

Gary M. Lavigne Jr, North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Cabell Library 303

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Intercellular sodium nanodomain signaling regulates repolarization in cardiac tissue

Madison Nowak, Virginia Commonwealth University
Seth Weinberg Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Cabell Library 303

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Flow in Insect Hearts

Mustafa Kemal Ozalp, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Laura Ann Miller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Cabell Library 303

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Global and local excitation and inhibition shape the network dynamics for the control of movement and reward

Anca R. Radulescu, State University of New York at New Paltz

Cabell Library 303

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Optimal Flow Patterns in Branching Lymphatic Vessels

Anne Talkington

Cabell Library 303

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

A Mathematical Model of the Obesity Epidemic

Ana L. Vivas-Barber, Norfolk State University

Cabell Library 303

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM