NIMBioS Welcomes New Postdocs, Sabbatical Fellows

(Left to right) Julia Earl, Amiyaal Ilany, Ryan Martin

NIMBioS welcomes new postdoctoral and sabbatical fellows in the coming months to continue their research at the interface of mathematics and biology. The following postdocs arrive in August for their two-year long fellowship:

  • Jeremy Beaulieu (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale) will incorporate Hidden Markov models into ancestral state reconstruction methods.
  • Julia Earl (Biological Sciences, University of Missouri) will use animal movement models to predict active subsidies.
  • Jiang Jiang (Biology, University of Miami) will work on a project to predict and detect the consequences of storm surges on coastal vegetation regime shifts.
  • Arik Kershenbaum (Biology, University of Haifa) will extract contextual information from vocalization syntax in dolphins and whales.
  • Keenan Mack (Biology, Indiana University) will model the dynamics of mutualism in populations structured by limited dispersal.

Other postdocs arriving later in 2012 include:

  • Ryan Martin (Biology, North Carolina State University) will investigate the causes of phenotypic selection in the wild. (September)
  • Amiyaal Ilany (Zoology, Tel Aviv University) will model causes and consequences of temporal change in animal social networks. (October)
  • Michelle Lawing (Geological Sciences, Biology, Indiana University) will work on a new framework to modeling evolving multivariate systems. (December)

NIMBioS also welcomes two new sabbatical visitors:

  • David Gurarie (Mathematics, Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University) will focus on the immunology of malaria from September 2012 to April 2013.
  • Matthew Spencer (Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool) will study community dynamics from September 2012 to January 2013.

Postdoctoral applications are reviewed three times per year, and the selected researchers are offered positions at NIMBioS where they conduct research that is mostly self-directed. Request deadlines are March 1, September 1, and December 17 for activities beginning six months later. For more information about postdoctoral fellowships at NIMBioS and the application process, click here.

Requests for NIMBioS support for sabbatical fellows are considered two times per year, with deadlines on March 1 and September 1.  For more information about sabbatical fellowships, click here.

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