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The Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting and Conference, July 25-28, 2012
SMB 2012 Conference Schedule

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Instructions for Moderators for SMB Conference Sessions

DAYS:     Wed.    Thu.    Fri.    Sat.        SESSIONS:     A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K

Wednesday, July 25

Registration opens at 7:00 a.m., Cumberland Concourse
7:30 a.m. Breakfast for all registrants, Cumberland Concourse
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25   Plenary - Claire Tomlin: Insights Gained from Mathematical Modeling of HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
9:40 – 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, July 25   SESSION A
301AMS1: Electrostatics: Numerical Algorithms and Biological Applications (1)
7/25 9:40Lorena BarbaProtein electrostatics on a desktop using GPU hardware and multipole algorithms
7/25 10:05Jaydeep BardhanFuture-proofing fast electrostatic models for the era of massive parallelism
7/25 10:30Xiaolin ChengFast electrostatic calculation in molecular simulation
7/25 10:55Weihua GengTreecode-accelerated boundary integral Poisson-Boltzmann solver
301BMS2: Modeling, Simulation, and Validation of the Biomechanics of Microbial Communities
7/25 9:40Sarthok SircarSpatially inhomogeneous bacterial clusters in weak shear flow
7/25 10:05Rangarajan SudarsanEffect of biofilm deformation on detachment, mass transfer, and growth
7/25 10:30Jason HammondModeling and simulation of biofilm fragmentation in fluid flow
7/25 10:55Scott Van EppsModeling adhesion of bacteria to artificial surfaces under flowing conditions
301CMS3: First-year Mathematics Course Reform for Biology Majors
7/25 9:40Erin Bodine First-year biomathematics: Considerations, possible frameworks, and resources
7/25 10:05Sarah HewsUsing biological research articles throughout the first-year mathematics curriculum
7/25 10:30Hannah CallenderChallenges and opportunities for assessment in first semester biocalculus
7/25 10:55Timothy ComarFrom biocalculus to undergraduate research
301DCS1: Epidemiology 1
7/25 9:40Marleen WerkmanInvestigating the effectiveness of regionalized movement bans for the control of foot and mouth disease in the UK
7/25 10:05James ClarkeModelling the short-term dynamic impact and implications of control strategies for Chlamydia trachomatis
7/25 10:30Eric NumforOptimal control applied to immuno-epidemiological models
7/25 10:55Ahmed AbdelrazecOptimal control of West Nile virus in mosquitoes, birds, and humans with Season
301ECS2: Computational Biology 1
7/25 9:40Srividhya JeyaramanBoundary formation in developing tissues - a mathematical model for the inter-cellular inductive Notch signaling
7/25 10:05Xujing WangThe role of glucose-dependent mobilization and priming of insulin granules in the biphasic insulin secretion
7/25 10:30Nicholas FlannBioCellion: A high-performance computing framework for multiscale modeling and simulation of multicellular biological systems
7/25 10:55Cesar O. FloresPhage-bacteria interaction networks: From nestedness to modularity
300ACS3: Ecology 1
7/25 9:40Henriette JagerThinking outside the channel to design optimal flow regimes that favor salmon populations and energy production
7/25 10:30Christina CobboldFrom diffusion models to patch models using mean occupancy time
7/25 10:55Andrew AllstadtInterference competition and invasion: Spatial structure, novel weapons, and resistance zones
300BCS4: Developmental Biology
7/25 9:40Gregory TooleModeling cortical folding with a growing domain turing system
7/25 10:05Karen PageThe AC-DC motif - a circuit which allows cells to respond to morphogen signaling in the vertebrate neural tube
7/25 10:30Bruce MacLennanMathematical principles of morphogenesis applied to nanoscale self-assembly
7/25 10:55Rebecca ChisholmBuilding a morphogen gradient without diffusion in a growing tissue
11:40 – 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 25   SESSION BTop    
301AMS4: Electrostatics: Numerical Algorithms and Biological Applications (2)
7/25 11:40Yongcheng ZhouElectrodiffusion of lipids on membrane surfaces
7/25 12:05Yoichiro MoriPump-leak models of cell volume and electrolyte control
7/25 12:30Shuwang LiDynamics of a vesicle in viscous fluids
7/25 12:55Michael GrabeMembrane bending is critical for the stability of voltage sensor segments in the membrane
301BMS5: Multiscale Modeling of Biochemical Networks that Control Cell Polarization and Motility (1)
7/25 11:40Pavel ZhuravlevTheory of acitve transport in filopodia and stereocilia
7/25 12:05Natasha SavageWhere to draw one's theoretical boundary: One system, one data set, two published models, two opposing conclusions
7/25 12:30Brian DrawertPolarized stochastic amplification during mating in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
7/25 12:55Tyler DrakeA model of fission-yeast cell shape driven by membrane-bound growth factors
301CMS6: Bridging Mathematical Models and Experiments
7/25 11:40Bridget WilsonOvarian tumor attachment, invasion and vascularization reflect unique microenvironments in the peritoneum: Insights from intravital imaging and mathematical modeling
7/25 12:05Cameron HarveyMyxococcus xanthus cluster dynamics
7/25 12:30Paul MacklinIntegration of pathology, radiology, and in vitro data in patient-calibrated cancer simulations: Recent advances and future outlook for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
7/25 12:55Yi JiangSprouting angiogenesis: An integrated experimental and multiscale modeling study
301DCS5: Epidemiology 2
7/25 11:40Alex PerkinsSources and scales of heterogeneous mosquito-borne pathogen transmission
7/25 12:05Calistus NgonghalaMosquito demography and nourishment habits can account for observed patterns in malaria transmission
7/25 12:30Suma GhoshEffect of immunological defense against vector on disease transmission in bird malaria
7/25 12:55Folashade AgustoMalaria drug resistance: The impact of human movement and spatial heterogeneity
301ECS6: Ecology 2
7/25 11:40Glenn LedderAn optimization model that links masting to seed herbivory
7/25 12:05Dan RyanA cross-diffusion model for avoidance behavior in an intraguild predation community
7/25 12:30Andrew BateRabbits killing birds: Hypopredation and limitations of hyperpredation
7/25 12:55Ben NoltingA spatially explicit analogue of Charnov's marginal value theorem
300ACS7: Immunology 1
7/25 11:40Judy DayThe role of T-cells in hemorrhagic shock
7/25 12:05Jae Kyoung KimOn the existence and uniqueness of biological clock models matching experimental data
7/25 12:30Alan RendallMathematics of the NFAT signalling pathway
300BCS8: Population Genetics 1
7/25 11:40Ori SargsyanAnalytical framework for identifying and differentiating recent hitchhiking and severe bottleneck effects from multi-locus DNA sequence data
7/25 12:05Michael RobertA mathematical model for assessing the reduce and replace strategy for combating dengue transmission by Aedes aegypti
7/25 12:30Sivan LeviyangComputational approaches to the population genetics of early HIV infection
7/25 12:55Michael GilchristUsing mathematical models of ribosome movement and allele fixation to extract information on protein translation from genomic datasets
1:20 – 2:20 p.m.   Luncheon for all registrants, Ballroom F-G
2:20 – 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 25  Plenary - Troy Day: Computability, Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem, and an inherent limit on the predictability of evolution
3:40 – 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 25   SESSION CTop    
301BMS7: Multiscale Modeling of Biochemical Networks that Control Cell Polarization and Motility (2)
7/25 3:40Herb LevineModels of moving cell morphologies
7/25 4:05Bill HolmesRegulatory control of response thresholds in polarizing cells
7/25 4:30Jun AllardPolymerization-driven, adhesion-mediated actin traveling waves in motile cells
7/25 4:55Alexandra JilkineDiscriminating between models of neutrophil polarity through cell severing and perturbations of cell geometry
301AMS8: Trends and Innovations in Undergraduate Math Biology Curricula
7/25 3:40John JungckCrowdsourcing curriculum development in mathematical biology education
7/25 4:05Suzanne LenhartA beginning mathematics course to train the new biologists
7/25 4:30Glenn LedderUsing Virtual Laboratories to Teach Mathematical Modeling
7/25 4:55Jason MillerHighs and lows of an interdepartmental undergraduate MathBio program
301CMS9: Recent Advances in Infectious Disease Modeling
7/25 3:40Cameron BrowneModeling HIV dynamics under periodic combination drug therapy
7/25 4:05Jane HeffernanThe effects of pre-existing immunity in seasonal influenza
7/25 4:30Elissa SchwartzUnderstanding viral escape from the cellular immune response using computational modeling
7/25 4:55Robert Smith?A mathematical model of Bieber Fever: The most infectious disease of our time?
301DCS9: Epidemiology 3
7/25 3:40Damian KajunguriCost-effectiveness analysis of tsetse and Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense control through application of insecticides on cattle
7/25 4:05Maira AguiarRich dynamics in multi-strain models: non-linear dynamics and deterministic chaos in dengue fever epidemiology
7/25 4:30Tyler MassaroMathematical modeling for cost analysis of EVELISA-based Johne's Disease control
7/25 4:55Xueying WangA stochastic model for transmission, extinction and outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in cattle as affected by ambient temperature and pathogen cleaning practices
301ECS10: Tumor Modeling 1
7/25 3:40Evgeniy KhainCollective behavior of brain tumor cells: The role of hypoxia
7/25 4:05Jessica McGillenA generalized continuum model of tumor acidity and invasion
7/25 4:30Tina Anne SchuetzA mathematical multiscale model of the role of microRNA-451 in glioblastoma growth
7/25 4:55Jill GallaherBridging scales: Combining population statistics with tissue dynamics to link primary and metastatic disease
300ACS11: Cell Biology 1
7/25 3:40Adam SullivanSize structured model for tissue cyst growth of Toxoplasma gondii
7/25 4:05Jennifer PascalMathematical modeling of multi-species motor-cargo transport
7/25 4:30Hong QinEmergence of cellular aging from a gene network model
7/25 4:55Qixuan Wang2D swimming at low Reynolds number
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Poster Session with Reception, Cumberland Concourse   Wednesday, July 25

DAYS:     Wed.    Thu.    Fri.    Sat.        SESSIONS:     A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K   

Thursday, July 26Top

7:30 a.m. Breakfast for all registrants, Cumberland Concourse
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 26   Plenary - Alexander Anderson: An Integrative Approach to Cancer
9:40 – 11:20 a.m. Thursday, July 26   SESSION DTop    
301AMS10: Modeling and Computation of Macromolecular Structures and Interactions (1)
7/26 9:40Jason CantarellaA new model for ring polymers with some exact solutions
7/26 10:05Duan ChenMultiscale and multiphysics modeling and simulation of proton transport through membrane proteins
7/26 10:30Oscar GonzalezA rigid-base model for DNA structure prediction
7/26 10:55Julie MitchellKnowledge-based structural approaches for predicting hot spots of protein binding and allostery
301BMS11: Agent-based Models of Biological Systems: Approximation and Control (1)
7/26 9:40Rachael M. NeilanOptimal management controls for maximizing the recovery of an endangered fish species
7/26 10:05Franziska HinkelmannOptimal control on polynomial dynamical systems expedited by use of algebraic geometry
7/26 10:30Rene SalinasUsing an individual-based model to study the spread of pseudo-rabies virus in feral hogs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
7/26 10:55Andrew KanarekIndividual-based modeling and the consequences of Allee effects
301CMS12: Survey of Mathematical Modeling Techniques for Wound Healing
7/26 9:40Rebecca SegalOverview of modeling techniques for wound healing
7/26 10:05Angela ReynoldsThe dynamics of wound healing with elevated cortisol levels
7/26 10:30Richard SchugartUsing a mathematical model to analyze the treatment of a wound infection with oxygen therapy
7/26 10:55Qi MiAgent-based models of wound healing
301DCS12: Epidemiology 4
7/26 9:40Yijun LouCost-effectiveness evaluation of vaccination programs against sexually transmitted diseases for different sexes
7/26 10:05Chad WellsThe impact of personal experiences with infection and vaccination on behaviour-incidence dynamics of seasonal influenza
7/26 10:30Brajendra SinghSequential modeling of the effects of mass drug treatments on Anopheline-mediated lymphatic filariasis infection in Papua New Guinea
7/26 10:55K. A. Jane WhiteUnderstanding the impact of vaccination strategy: HPV as a case study
301ECS13: Computational Biology 2
7/26 9:40Lauren ChildsQuantifying strain dynamics of CRISPR-induced host-viral coevolution: Sweeps and coalitions
7/26 10:05Mykola PinkevychModeling the mechanisms of naturally acquired immunity to malaria
7/26 10:30Edgar Delgado-EckertEpistasis on networks: Genetic interactions and network reliability
7/26 10:55Adam StinchcombeRandomness in the expression of genes
300ACS14: Ecology 3
7/26 9:40Nick BrittonInterspecific kleptoparasitism
7/26 10:05Maria LeiteStationary distributions of semistochastic processes with disturbances at random times and with random severity
7/26 10:30Meredith GreerLife cycle dynamics of Gloeotrichia echinulata and connections to nutrient cycling
7/26 10:55Marco MartinezOptimal control of the gypsy moth populations
300BCS15: Tumor Modeling 2
7/26 9:40Yao-Li ChuangAdapting a tumor growth model to an evolving domain using a diffuse-domain approach
7/26 10:05Maria Rodriguez MartinezQuantitative modeling of the terminal differentiation of B cells and mechanisms of lymphomagenesis
7/26 10:05David Basanta*Studying evolution in prostate cancer with agent based modeling
7/26 10:30Eunjung KimSenescent fibroblasts: Passive players or deliberate drivers of melanoma initiation and progression
11:40 – 1:20 p.m. Thursday, July 26   SESSION ETop    
301AMS13: Modeling and Computation of Macromolecular Structures and Interactions (2)
7/26 11:40Guowei WeiVariational multiscale models for ion channel transport
7/26 12:05Shan ZhaoFast simulations of pseudo-time coupled nonlinear biomolecular solvation systems
7/26 12:30Christine HeitschIntroducing secondary structure profiling for small RNAs
7/26 12:55Chun LiuEnergetic variational approaches in the modeling of ionic solutions and ion channels
301BMS14: Agent-based Models of Biological Systems: Approximation and Control (2)
7/26 11:40Catherine BeaucheminFlu, where are you?
7/26 12:05Paula FedericoOptimal control in individual based models: Implications from aggregated methods
7/26 12:30Matt OremlandApplying heuristic algorithms to optimization problems concerning agent-based models
7/26 12:55Xiaopeng ZhaoAgent-based modeling and approximation for Toxoplasma gondii transmission dynamics in a virtual farm
301CMS15: Honeybees and Pollination
7/26 11:40Mary MyerscoughHoneybee demography: The effects of food and brood
7/26 12:05Hermann J. EberlOn honeybees, varroa destructor, and deadly diseases: A mathematical approach
7/26 12:30Rebecca TysonA diffusion-based movement model with two movement modes: Bee-mediated pollen movement
7/26 12:55Liam CallaghanModelling plant-pollinator interactions with mixtures of linkage rules
301DCS16: Epidemiology 5
7/26 11:40Nathan McClureIs slowing evolution a more effective means of managing antimicrobial resistance than enhancing drug development?
7/26 12:05Shannon CollinsonThe effects of media on influenza infection: An agent-based Monte Carlo simulation
7/26 12:30Hana DobrovolnyCharacterizing monotherapy and combination therapy of influenza
301ECS17: Computational Biology 3
7/26 11:40Guangming YaoMeshless solutions to PDE model for calcium signaling in ventricular myocytes
7/26 12:05Robert RovettiCharacterizing the behavior of a probabilistic lattice model of cardiac calcium release under different spacial and geometric conditions
7/26 12:30Oualid KafiNumerical simulation of blood-wall and blood-plaque interaction in stenosed artery using FSI modelling
7/26 12:55Austin BairdPumping mechanism of the tubular sea squirt heart
300ACS18: Population Biology
7/26 11:40Jillian StupianskyAn introduction to citrus greening and a host-vector model with roguing
7/26 12:05Karly JacobsenA host-vector model for citrus greening with roguing: Persistence, transients, and other behavior
7/26 12:30Nina AlpheyGenetic vector control strategies to reduce the burden of mosquito-borne diseases
7/26 12:55Gesham MagombedzeAssessment of Th1/Th2 immune response paradigm in Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infections
300BCS19: Systems Biology
7/26 11:40Tae LeeQuantifying the interaction between neighboring gene circuits in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
7/26 12:05CANCELED: Seongho KimStatistical identifiability and convergence evaluation for nonlinear pharmacokinetic models with particle swarm optimization
7/26 12:05Tina VuQuorum sensing interaction and the effect of antibiotic on the dynamics of two types of bacteria
7/26 12:30Kimberly FesselThe nonlinear effects of electromotility in the inner ear
1:20 – 2:20 p.m.   Luncheon for all registrants and Careers in Mathematical Biology Panel, Ballroom F-G
2:20 – 3:20 p.m. Thursday, July 26   Plenary - Michael Simpson:, Footprints in the Noise
3:40 – 5:20 p.m. Thursday, July 26   SESSION FTop    
301AMS16: Mathematical Modeling of Immunization Programs
7/26 3:40Frederick ChenBehavioral responses to epidemics in an online experiment
7/26 4:05John McKayMeasles vaccine refusal and its effects on communities
7/26 4:30Travis PorcoWhen does overuse of antibiotics become a tragedy of the commons?
7/26 4:55Tim RelugaThe Endogenation of Immunization
301BMS17: Molecular Motors
7/26 3:40John FricksMicrotubule-based transport by multiple identical molecular motors
7/26 4:05Jianhua XingCoupling between switching regulation and torque generation in bacterial flagellar motor
7/26 4:30Jin YuRatcheting polymerase through DNA with small translocation energy bias
7/26 4:55Denis TsygankovStructural basis for dynein motor domain coordination
301CMS18: Continuum Model Descriptions of Bacterial Biofilms
7/26 3:40Ben VaughanA mathematical model of the influence of hydrodynamics on quorum sensing in bacterial biofilms
7/26 4:05Herman EberlCross diffusion models of biofilm
7/26 4:30Fordyce DavidsonSelective heterogeneity in exoprotease production by Bacilus subtilis
7/26 4:55John WardContinuum model descriptions of bacterial biofilms
301DCS20: Epidemiology 6
7/26 3:40Basil BayatiOn the influence of high-order nonlinear fluctuations in the multivariate SIR master equation
7/26 4:05Thomas HouseContagion in a clustered context
7/26 4:30Jorge Alfaro-MurilloAn epidemic model with age of infection-dependent transmission rate and waning immunity
301ECS21: Population Biology 2
7/26 3:40Maeve McCarthyModeling facultative paedomorphosis in Arizona Tiger Salamanders
7/26 4:05Paul ArmsworthModeling a time-area closure as a tool for managing U.S. tuna fisheries
7/26 4:30Elizabeth CouncillA comparative theoretical study of age-structured fish subpopulations
300ACS22: Evolutionary Biology 1
7/26 3:40Joshua WeitzA neutral theory of genome evolution and the frequency distribution of genes
7/26 4:05Matt MichelSimulations of phenotype-environment associations and their application to forecasting the adapatbility of populations to environmental change
7/26 4:30Xavier Thibert-PlanteModeling quantitative genetics: How to be genetically explicit
7/26 4:55Atsushi YamauchiOptimal reaction norm for varying environmental states
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Poster Session with Reception, Cumberland Concourse   Thursday, July 26

DAYS:     Wed.    Thu.    Fri.    Sat.        SESSIONS:     A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K   

Friday, July 27Top

7:30 a.m. Breakfast for all registrants, Cumberland Concourse
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 27   Plenary - Lauren A. Meyers, Tracking and curbing the next pandemic
9:40 – 11:20 a.m. Friday, July 27   SESSION GTop    
301AMS19: Intracellular Pattern Formation: Advances in Experiments and Modeling (1)
7/27 9:40Rong LiMechanism of cell polarization in budding yeast
7/27 10:05Tau-Mu YiSystems biology of G-protein sensing and response during cell polarity
7/27 10:30Lani WuEvolving cross-talk in the neutrophil polarity network
7/27 10:55Ching-Shan ChouMathematical modeling of cell morphological change induced by pheromone gradient in yeast
301BMS20: Epidemiology of Multi-host Pathogens: Math and Biology Perspectives (1)
7/27 9:40Zoi RaptiA mathematical model of Daphnia epidemics: How resources and competitors alter the disease dynamics
7/27 10:05Vrushali BokilStochastic models for compteing species with a shared pathogen
7/27 10:30Maia MartchevaAvian influenza: Modeling and implications for control
7/27 10:55Robyn NadolnyQuantitative vector ecology: Modeling tick-borne disease risk in an ecological context
301CMS21: Mathematical Models of Stem-cell Driven Solid Tumors
7/27 9:40Ignacio Rodriguez-BrenesEvolutionary dynamics of feedback escape and the development of stem-cell-driven cancers
7/27 10:05Donghai DaiThe origin and mathematical characterization of cancer stem cells based on computer simulated tumor development in uterine epithelium
7/27 10:30Jacob ScottNature vs. nurture in cancer initiation in hierarchical cell populations: A computational model
7/27 10:55Xuefeng GaoThe role of cancer stem cells in radiation response of glioblastoma multiforme
301DCS23: Population Biology 3
7/27 9:40James VanceSensitivity analysis of a three-species non-linear response omnivory model
7/27 10:05Alan HastingsSimple approaches to dealing with resource pulses: Consequences for persistence and dynamics
7/27 10:30Maria Clara NucciSymmetries, conservation laws, Lagrangians, and...quantization of biological systems?
7/27 10:55Siding LuoDeterministic and stochastic density-dependent population process in chemostat model
301ECS24: Immunology 2
7/27 9:40Stanca CiupeThe role of e-antigen in immunological tolerance and activation during HBV infection
7/27 10:05Jonathan FordeMathematical mdoels of the role of immune exhaustion in Hepatitis B and delta coinfection
7/27 10:30Aaron LimHTLV-I infection: A dynamic struggle between viral persistence and host immunity
7/27 10:55Sarah LukensEnsemble modeling of symptoms to human immune response of Influenza A virus infection
300ACS25: Evolutionary Biology 2
7/27 9:40Michael CortezComparing the eco-coevolutionary dynamics and the eco-evolutionary dynamics of predator-prey systems using fast-slow dynamical systems theory
7/27 10:05Johanna HansenCoinfection, competitive-release and the evolution of resistance: A mathematical analysis
7/27 10:30Wes MaciejewskiThe role of vertex degree in evolution on graphs
7/27 10:55Dorothy WallaceModeling predator-prey equations for Ambystoma tigrinum in the presence of phenotypic plasticity
300BCS26: Spatial Ecology
7/27 9:40Andrea PuglieseExclusion and spatial segregation in the apparent competition between two hosts sharing macroparasites
7/27 10:05Jeffrey NicholsModeling the spread of white-nose syndrome, an emerging disease of bats
7/27 10:55Ying ZhouDispersal limits and climate-driven range shifts: An integrodifference equation perspective
11:40 – 1:20 p.m. Friday, July 27   SESSION HTop    
301AMS22: Intracellular Pattern Formation: Advances in Experiments and Modeling (2)
7/27 11:40Richard AllenStochastic inference of cell migration phenotypes
7/27 12:05Adriana DawesSpatial localization of Par proteins in the early C. elegans embryo
7/27 12:30Diana WhiteA mathematical model for pattern formation of microtubules in the presence of motor proteins
7/27 12:55Arpita UpadhyayaActin-driven membrane waves during lymphocyte activation
301BMS23: Epidemiology of Multi-host Pathogens: Math and Biology Perspectives
7/27 11:40CANCELED: Ephantus MuturiIrrigate rice cultivation and malaria: the paddies paradox
7/27 11:40Michael RobertTBA
7/27 12:05Carrie ManoreModeling inter-epidemic persistence of Rift Valley fever in Kruger National Park's African buffalo
7/27 12:30Maud LeluWhen should a trophically and vertically transmitted parasite manipulate its intermediate host? The case of Toxoplasma gondii
7/27 12:55Ruijun ZhaoA mathematical model of schistosomiasis with control strategies
301CCS27: Epidemiology 7
7/27 11:40Anna MummertStudying the recovery algorithm for the time-dependent transmission rate(s) in epidemic models
7/27 12:05Christopher MitchellDeath of the bees: A mathematical model of colony collapse disorder in Apis mellifera
7/27 12:30Matthew GrahamDynamics of stochastic epidemics on heterogeneous networks: Variance of an epidemic during early growth period
7/27 12:55Xi HuoAn age-dependent population model with contact tracing in epidemic diseases
301DCS28: Immunology 3
7/27 11:40Gregory VogelMulti-type Branching Process Model of CD4+ Memory T cell differentiation
7/27 12:05Hem JoshiTreatment for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) using highly active antiretroviral theory
7/27 12:30Jessica M. ConwayStochastic model of HIV prevention using anti-retroviral drugs
7/27 12:55Tripti DuttaVariability in HIV infection in-host: A Monte Carlo Markov chain model
301ECS29: Tumor Modeling 3
7/27 11:40Heiko EnderlingThe promoting role of a tumor-secreted chemorepellent in self-metastatic tumor progression
7/27 12:05Edward FlachEvolutionary model gives strategy for targeted cancer therapies
7/27 12:30Mark Robertson-TessiThe role of metabolic heterogeneity and microenvironmental selection in tumor growth and treatment
7/27 12:55Stefan BeckerA mathematical model to simulate the progression and treatment of brian metastasis
300ACS30: Ecosystems
7/27 11:40Christopher Finn McQuaidCo-evolution of resource trade-offs driving nestedness in host-parasite networks
7/27 12:05Toshiyuki NambaEffects of apex consumers cascade dynamically across trophic levels
7/27 12:30Rosalyn RaelDynamics and evolution of complex food webs networks
7/27 12:55Daisuke TakahashiIntermittent transitions between rich and poor communities in evolutionarily constructed food webs
1:20 – 2:20 p.m.   Luncheon for all registrants and Workshop: How to get a tenure track job, Ballroom F-G
2:20 – 3:20 p.m. Friday, July 27   Plenary - Michio Kondoh, Akira Okubo Prize Talk: Ecological complexity and biodiversity maintenance
3:40 – 5:20 p.m. Friday, July 27   SESSION ITop    
301AMS24: Cancer Immunology
7/27 3:40Ami RadunskayaDendritic cell vaccines for cancer: A mathematical description
7/27 4:05Kathleen WilkieImmune modulation of tumor growth through inflammation and predation
7/27 4:30Irina KarevaCompetition driven cancer immunoediting
7/27 4:55Doron LevyMathematical models for tumor-immune interactions and their applications
301BMS25: Multiscale Modeling of Cell Movement
7/27 3:40Zhiliang Xu Multiscale Model of Platelet Aggregation
7/27 4:55Huijing Du Bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa propagates as a ring to result in efficient colonization of surfaces
7/27 4:30Alicia Prieto LangaricaFrom discrete to continuous models of cell movement: An application to medical implants
7/27 4:05Yangjin KimThe role of biomechanics in the breast cancer cell migration: A mathematical model
301CCS31: Epidemiology 8
7/27 3:40Yimin DuThe basic in-host model for tuberculosis (TB)
7/27 4:05Nicole MayoA statistical analysis of the impact of behavior on the transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and the development of drug-resistant strains
7/27 4:30Robert ReinerReciprocal movements drive heterogeneity in pathogen transmission
301DCS32: Computational Biology 4
7/27 3:40Majid MassoAtomic four-body statistical potential for macromolecular structure analysis
7/27 4:05M. Shel SwensonTowards an understanding of SHAPE-directed RNA structure prediction accuracy
7/27 4:30CANCELED: Rubem MondainiStability of Ramachandran plots under small perturbations of bond and dihedral angles of a backbone protein structure
7/27 4:55CANCELED: Jaewook JooNetwork topological conditions for stochastic oscillations
301ECS33: Ecology 4
7/27 3:40Luis JoverMechanisms for coexistence in host-phage systems with nested interaction networks
7/27 4:05Caner KazanciFlux: A new building block for ecological networks
7/27 4:30Antonio GolubskiFood web effects of different types of interaction modifications
7/27 4:55Erika AsanoOptimal reproductive strategy for the fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) over multiple seasons
300ACS34: Evolutionary Biology 3
7/27 3:40Bradford GreeningInfectious disease and families: The effect of long-term social affiliations on the evolution of social complexity in the face of epidemics
7/27 4:05Silogini ThanarajahThe role of motility and nutrients in bacterial competition and colony formation
7/27 4:30Mauricio Gonzalez-ForeroEvolution of advanced eusociality via maternal manipulation
7/27 4:55Maciej ChudekHow exploitation luanched human cooperation: A model of negative indirect reciprocity
300BCS35: Education
7/27 3:40Jeff DennyA yeast competition lab for teaching mathematical biology
7/27 4:05Joseph MahaffyComputer labs for calculus in the life sciences with WeBWorK
7/27 4:30Randy HeilandIntroduction to modeling and computational neuroscience using Python
7/27 4:55Talitha WashingtonDesigning a research-based mathematical biology course
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. SMB General Meeting     Friday, July 27
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Barbeque Dinner and Contra Dance at World's Fair Park Amphitheater

DAYS:     Wed.    Thu.    Fri.    Sat.        SESSIONS:     A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K   

Saturday, July 28Top

7:30 a.m. Breakfast for all registrants, Cumberland Concourse
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28   Plenary - Lee Segel Prize for best student paper   Speaker: Carrie Manore. Title of talk and winning paper: Spatiotemporal Model of Barley and Cereal Yellow Dwarf Virus Transmission Dynamics with Seasonality and Plant Competition
9:40 – 11:20 a.m. Saturday, July 28   SESSION JTop    
301AMS26: Data-Driven Modeling in Mathematical Oncology
7/28 9:40Banu BaydilData-driven computational modeling of breast tumor aggressiveness
7/28 10:05Arnaud ChauviereFrom normal mammary gland development to breast tumor growth: Step-by-step development of a multiscale modeling approach
7/28 10:30Katarzyna RejniakInvestigating the role of tumor tissue architecture in chemotherapy: From tumor histopathology ot drug efficacy
301BMS27: Modeling Gene Regulatory Networks
7/28 9:40Winfried JustBoolean vs. ODE models of gene regulatory and other systems
7/28 10:05Timothy ComarBifurcations in differential equations models for gene regulatory networks
7/28 10:30Dan HrozencikComparison of Boolean and continuous models for gene regulatory networks
7/28 10:55Liliana IroniQualitative simulation of the nonlinear dynamics of gene regulatory networks
301CMS28: Modeling and Simulations of Biopolymer Meshworks (MSBM)
7/289:40Nikolaos Sfakianakis
Dietmar Oelz
A finite element method for the simulation of the lamellipodium of living cells
Modelling contractility and antiparallel flows in actomyosin bundles
7/28 10:05Martin BockOn crawling human epidermal keratinocytes
7/28 10:30Stephanie PortetDynamics of length distributions of in vitro intermediate filaments
7/28 10:55Jan FuhrmannEmerging polymerization fronts in a minimal cytoskeleton model
301DCS36: Epidemiology 9
7/28 9:40Adnan KhanA model for evaluating recent outbreaks of Dengue Fever in Pakistan
7/28 10:05Yingyun ShenUse of lifespan-shortening Wolbachia to control dengue fever: Demographic factors
7/28 10:30Michael KellyThe impact of spatial arrangements on intervention strategies in epidemic models
301ECS37: Computational Biology 5
7/28 9:40Vanessa VenturiA computational biology approach predicts that NKT and MAIT invariant TCRα sequences can be produced efficiently by VJ gene recombination
7/28 10:05Stephanie WuBugs, babies, and breast milk: A mathematical model
7/28 10:30Alexander BuckschCanopy network reconstruction from point cloud data
7/28 10:55Angelean HendrixMass action kinetics applied to ODE models of the pituitary-ovarian axis: Multiple stable periodic solutions simulate normal and acyclic clinical observations
300ACS38: Biofluid Dynamics and Cellular Biology
7/28 9:40Nader El KhatibA mathematical model for the cell membrane deformation
7/28 10:05James BensonOptimal control of a class of PDE and state constrained bio-mass transport problems
7/28 10:30Blerta ShtyllaStochastic modeling of bacterial chromosome segregation
11:40 – 1:20 p.m. Saturday, July 28   SESSION KTop    
301AMS29: Mathematical Models in Cell Biomechanics and Intracellular Transport
7/28 11:40Wanda StrychalskiComputational explorations of cellular blebbing
7/28 12:05Magdalena StolarskaMathematical models of mechanical aspects of cell motility and cell-substrate interaction
7/28 12:30Munju KimThe role of intracellular mechanical factors in microtubule bundling
7/28 12:55Eric CytrynbaumMechanical modeling of bacterial cell division and the FtsZ ring
301BMS30: Emergence of Resistance in Cancer and Bacteria - Can We Beat Them at Their Game?
7/28 11:40Robert BonomoUnderstanding a bacterial fitness landscape through substrate specificity and inhibition of a novel beta-lactam antibiotic inhibiting enzyme in Klebsiella pneumoniae
7/28 12:05Steffen SchaperPredicting and preventing evolution from the knowledge of neutral spaces
7/28 12:30Daniel NicholChanging the landscape: Can we use drugs to steer evolution away from resistant phenotypes?
7/28 12:55Benjamin WernerResistance development to molecular targeted treatment strategies
301CMS31: Experimental Design for Dynamical System Models in Biology
7/28 11:40David BortzAccurate experimental design and model selection computations
7/28 12:05Vanja DukicBayesian modeling of smoking exposure during pregnancy
7/28 12:30H. T. BanksExperimental design for vector output systems
7/28 12:55Leifur ThorbergssonControl theoretic methods for experimental design in partially observed Markov decision process
301DCS39: Neurobiology
7/28 11:40Dori LuliA neuronal network model of Drosophila antennal lobe
7/28 12:05Lisa RogersA mathematical model of the sleep/wake regulatory system
7/28 12:30Brendan FrySimulation of metabolic flow regulation by wall-derived and red-blood-cell-derived mechanisms: Responses to hemodilution
7/28 12:55Lydia BilinskySlow passage through a Hopf bifurcation in spatially extended excitable systems: Some examples from neuroscience


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