Rana Parshad and I organize a weekly **Mathematical Biology Seminar** at Iowa State University.

Seminars take place almost every** Friday at 3:20pm in Carver 401**. In addition, we have a **zoom link** for people working from home (if you are interested just email me).

**Future speakers**

TBA

**Past speakers**

September 27, 2024**Kishore Hari**, Northeastern University*Teams of nodes as design principles of low-dimensional cell-fate decision systems*

September 20, 2024**Nalin Fonseka**, University of Central Missouri*An exact bifurcation diagram for the logistic growth model*

September 13, 2024**Daniel Cooney**, UIUC*Modeling the Evolution of Cooperation at Multiple Levels of Organization*

May 03, 2024**Yixiang Wu**, Middle Tennessee State University*On two stream species Lotka-Volterra competition patch models*

April 29, 2024**Rana Parshad**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Investigating the detrimental effects of obesity-induced pro-inflammatory microglia on Alzheimer's disease*

April 12, 2024**Matthew Wheeler**, University of Florida*Computational Modeling of Neutrophil Behavior in Aspergillosis*

March 29, 2024**Vaibhava Srivastava**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Exploring unique dynamics in a predator-prey model with generalist predator and group defence in prey*

March 22, 2024**Baltazar Espinoza**, University of Virginia*Modeling social complexity in epidemiology: risk perception and adaptive human behavior*

March 01, 2024**Omar Saucedo**, Virginia Tech*The Role of Human Movement on the Spread of Malaria*

February 16, 2024**Anurag Sau**, University of Georgia (Odum School of Ecology)*Recognizing and prevention of probable regime shift in density regulated and Allee type stochastic harvesting model with application to herring conservation*

December 08, 2023**Domenec Ruiz-Balet**, Imperial College London*Harvesting games and the tragedy of the commons*

November 17, 2023**Urvashi Verma**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*A patch driven additional food model*

November 10, 2023**Don Mallawa Arachchi**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*A discrete Model for the Trojan Y-Chromosome Strategy*

November 03, 2023**Maggie Lewis**, Ohio State University*Flooding Impacts on Soybean Aphid Virulence Dynamics: Implications for Insect Resistance Management Under a Changing ClimateÂ *

October 27, 2023**Tracy Stepien**, University of Florida*An Approximate Bayesian Computation Approach for Embryonic Cell Migration Model Selection*

October 17, 2023**Idriss Mazari**, Universite of Paris, Dauphine *Regarding the maximisation of the total biomass*

September 22, 2023**Vaibhava Srivastava**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Dynamical Analysis of a Lotka-Volterra Competition Model with both Allee and Fear Effect*

September 15, 2023**Xinglin Jia**, Iowa State University (Mathematics / BCB)*Concise functional enrichment of ranked gene lists*

September 08, 2023**Thomas Griffin**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Understanding the chemostat and reversing competitive exclusion*

April 28, 2023**Rana Parshad**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Some recent results on three species food chains*

April 25, 2023**Reinhard Laubenbacher**, University of Florida*Structure and dynamics of Boolean networks, with applications to the concept of modularity in biology*

April 21, 2023**Debosmita Kundu**, Iowa State University (Statistics)*Identifying Peaks and Estimating Parameters for CUT&RUN Sequencing Using Branching Process Model*

April 07, 2023**Zhijun Wu**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Beyond six feet: The collective behavior of social distancing*

April 03, 2023**Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin**, Penn State University*The mean-field limit of non-exchangeable integrate and fire systems*

March 31, 2023**Vaibhava Srivastava**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*The effect of "fear" on two species competition*

March 28, 2023**David Murrugarra**, University of Kentucky*Phenotype Control Methods for Regulatory Networks*

March 24, 2023**Yanyang Wang**, University of Iowa*Mathematical analysis and models for understanding neural dynamics*

March 03, 2023**Mondal Hasan Zahid**, University of Florida*The biting rate of Aedes aegypti and its variability: A systematic review (1970 - 2022)*

February 20, 2023**Anthony DeLegge**, Benedictine University*The Effects of Vaccine Misinformation on Disease Spread*

February 17, 2023**Ananth Srinivas**, Louisiana State University*Optimal Control Studies for Additional food provided Prey-Predator Systems involving Holling Type III and Type IV Functional Responses*

February 10, 2023**Claus Kadelka**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Heterogeneities in contact patterns matter: how to account for them *

January 27, 2023**Md Shahriar Mahmud**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Dynamics of a diffusive vaccination model with therapeutic impact and non-linear incidence rates*

January 20, 2023**Albin Salazar**, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris*A generic framework to coarse-grain stochastic reaction networks by Abstract Interpretation*

November 11, 2022**Parnal Joshi**, Iowa State University (Veterinary Medicine)*Identifying protein function annotation differences between mouse and human orthologous proteins*

October 14, 2022**Aniket Banerjee**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*The effect of a few very fast diffusers in two species competition*

September 30, 2022**Jordan Rozum**, State University of New York at Binghamton*Stable motifs in Boolean networks and beyond*

May 04, 2022**Lihong Zhao**, University of California Merced*Modeling and Global Sensitivity Analysis of Strategies to Mitigate Covid-19 Transmission on a Structured College Campus*

April 27, 2022**Daniel Abrams**, Northwestern University*Careful or colorful? The evolution of animal ornaments*

April 13, 2022**Hayriye Gulbudak**, University of Louisiana at Lafayette*Heterogeneous viral strategies promote coexistence in virus-microbe systems*

April 06, 2022**Hana Dobrovolny**, Texas Christian University*Insights into viral coinfections from mathematical models*

March 30, 2022**Glenn Ledder**, University of Nebraska-Lincoln*A Competition Model with Seasonal Reproduction*

March 23, 2022**Cinzia Soresina**, University of Graz, Austria*Multistability and time-periodic spatial patterns in the cross-diffusion SKT model*

March 02, 2022**Lubna Pinky**, Eastern Virginia Medical School*Within-host kinetics of parainfluenza virus infection*

February 23, 2022**Md Rafiul Islam**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Taking ethnicity into consideration can lead to a more successful roll-out of limited vaccine: a COVID-19 model-based study*

February 16, 2022**Goong Chen**, Texas A&M*Modes of Motion of a Coronavirus*

February 09, 2022**Tang Quoc Bao**, University of Graz, Austria*Global well-posedness of reaction-diffusion systems*

February 03, 2022**Md Masud Rana**, University of Kentucky*Reduced-Order Modeling in Analyzing the Dynamics of a Spatial Stoichiometric Aquatic Ecosystem*

December 08, 2021**Adam Runions**, University of Calgary*Modeling Leaf Shape Development & Diversity*

December 01, 2021**Anayse Miller**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Age-Structured Population Models of Tissue Organization*

November 17, 2021**Andre Voigt**, Norwegian University of Science and Technology*Modelling strategies for reducing the spread of COVID-19*

November 03, 2021**Santosh Manicka**, Tufts University*Biological regulatory networks are less nonlinear than expected*

October 27, 2021**Adrian Lam**, Ohio State University*Competition dynamics of phytoplankton species in eutrophic water columns*

October 20, 2021**Julie Spencer**, Los Alamos National Laboratory*Distinguishing Viruses Responsible for Influenza-like Illness*

October 13, 2021**Zhijun Wu**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Social Distancing Is a Social Dilemma Game Played by Every Individual against his/her Population*

October 06, 2021**Daniel Plaugher**, University of Kentucky*Modeling the Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment in Search of Control Targets*

September 29, 2021**Rana Parshad**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Some Recent Results in Two Species Competition*

September 15, 2021**Kristina Moen**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Tracking the Molecular Evolution of SARS-CoV-2: A Topological Approach*

September 08, 2021**Aniket Banerjee**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Exploring the Dynamics of Virulent and Avirulent Aphids: A Case for a "Within Plant" Refuge*

September 01, 2021**Claus Kadelka**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Evaluation of the United States COVID-19 vaccine allocation strategy*

April 28, 2021**Ivana Bozic**, University of Washington*MathematicalÂ model of colorectal cancer initiation*

April 21, 2021**Nancy Rodriguez**, UC Boulder*The effect of directed movement on the Allee Effect*

April 14, 2021**Adam Maclean**, University of Southern California*Modeling gene regulatory network dynamics at single-cell resolution*

April 07, 2021**Moumita Das**, Rochester Institute of Technology*Mechanics and fracture properties of articular cartilage and cartilage-inspired soft materials*

March 31, 2021**Veronica Grieneisen**, Cardiff University*MathematicalÂ modelling of Morphogenesis in Plants and Animals, from cells to tissues*

March 24, 2021**Andrew Krause**, Oxford University*Recent Progress & Open Frontiers in Turing-Type Morphogenesis*

March 17, 2021**Madhavan Rajagopal Padmanabhan**, Iowa State University (Computer Science)*Applications of Submodular Optimization inÂ Information Diffusion*

March 10, 2021**Daniel Cruz**, Georgia Tech*Agent-based Modeling of Emergent Patterns Within Stem Cell Colonies*

March 03, 2021**Elena Dimitrova**, Cal Poly*Algebraic design of experiments for network identification*

February 24, 2021**Audrey McCombs**, Iowa State University (Statistics)*Structure Matters: Network topology and disease dynamics*

February 17, 2021**David Murrugarra**, University of Kentucky*Improving RNA secondary structure prediction via state inference with machine learning and deep learning methods*

February 10, 2021**Anastasios Matzavinos**, Brown University*Bayesian uncertainty quantification for particle-based simulations*

November 18, 2020**Lauren Childs**, Virginia Tech*Modeling Malaria Dynamics within the Mosquito*

November 11, 2020**Fusun Akman**, Illinois State University*Symmetries of nested canalizing functions and of phase spaces of gene regulatory networks*

November 04, 2020**Thomas Woolley**, Cardiff University*Patterns, cellular movement and brain tumours*

October 28, 2020**Samantha Erwin**, Oak Ridge National Laboratory*Monitoring and Forecasting COVID-19 Disease Progression*

October 21, 2020**Ruoyu Wu**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Mean field interaction on random graphs: Erdos-Renyi and multi-color graphs*

October 14, 2020**T.M. Murali**, Virginia Tech*How to build regulatory networks from single-cell gene expression data*

October 07, 2020**Md Rafiul Islam**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Mathematical modeling of infectious diseases using ordinary and fractional differential equations*

September 30, 2020**Laura Strube**, Virginia Tech*The role of repeat infection in the dynamics of a simple model of waning and boosting immunity*

September 23, 2020**Manoj SrinivasanÂ **, Ohio State University*Theories of human locomotion: How healthy humans walk stably and efficiently*

September 16, 2020**Eric Takyi**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Diffusion induced extinction and recovery in a Female Harvesting Male Stocking (FHMS) model with weak Allee effects*

September 09, 2020**Davit Potoyan**, Iowa State University (Chemistry)*Multi-scale modeling of nuclear organization and regulation*

September 02, 2020**Zhijun Wu**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Social Distancing amid Social LivingÂ *

May 06, 2020**Leonid Rubchinsky**, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis*In and Out of Synch: Intermittent Synchronization of Living Systems*

April 29, 2020**Claus Kadelka**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*A model-based evaluation of the efficacy of COVID-19 social distancing testing and hospital triage policies*

April 08, 2020**Ivair Valmorbida**, Iowa State University (Entomology)*Soybean aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) response to lambda-cyhalothrin varies with its virulence status to aphid-resistant soybean*

April 01, 2020**Matthew ONeal**, Iowa State University (Entomology)*Soybean aphids - an invasive pest that changed soybean production in the US.*

March 11, 2020**Zhijun Wu**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Why Multilingual, and How to Keep It -- An Evolutionary Dynamics Perspective*

March 04, 2020**Amy Toth**, Iowa State University (EEOB and Entomology)*Building a super organism: Social insects as models for studying the evolution of biological complexity*

February 26, 2020**Eric Takyi**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*On large and small data blow-up solutions in the Classical Trojan Y-Chromosome Model*

February 19, 2020**Shofi Andari**, Iowa State University (Statistics)*Paired-end reads merging using pair-hidden Markov model*

February 12, 2020**Rana Parshad**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Indirect Effects of Invasive Species*

February 05, 2020**Claus Kadelka**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Understanding the Rules of Life: Design Principles of Gene Regulatory Networks*

January 29, 2020**Kushani da Silva**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*The higher status language doesn't always win: The fall of English in India and the rise of Hindi*

January 22, 2020**Audrey McCombs**, Iowa State University (Statistics)*Community stability of ecological networks*

December 11, 2019**Oyeyemi Oyebola**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Extra Polyloops and their Applications to Biological Inheritance*

December 04, 2019**Karin Dorman**, Iowa State University (Statistics)*Denoising Illumina Amplicon Data*

November 06, 2019**Bob Jernigan**, Iowa State University (Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology)*Looking for complexity - when pairs are not enough*

October 30, 2019**Tom Sappington**, USDA*"It's not easy to be me¦": Bridging the worlds of applied ecologists and modelers to change the world of pest management*

October 23, 2019**Ian Braun**, Iowa State University (GDCB)*Automated methods enable direct computation on phenotypic descriptions for novel candidate gene prediction*

October 16, 2019**Haldre Rogers**, Iowa State University (EEOB)*What is the fate of an empty forest?*

October 09, 2019**Zhijun Wu**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*When Do Cheaters Lose?*

September 25, 2019**Kushani da Silva**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*Dynamics of Endangered Languages of the World*

September 18, 2019**Eric Takyi**, Iowa State University (Mathematics)*The Trojan Y Chromosome strategy*