The biological world stands as the next great frontier for mathematical modeling and analysis. This group studies complex systems and dynamics arising in various biological phenomena. Areas of interest include neuroscience, movement disorders, immunology, cellular function, and genetic regulation. The groups uses a wide array of approaches, from applied mathematics and nonlinear analysis, including computer simulations, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, bifurcation theory, perturbation methods, and mathematical model building, to rigorous analysis.
The University of Pittsburgh has a world-class medical school (UPMC), as well as very active biology and neuroscience departments. The mathematical biology group at the University of Pittsburgh has built extensive links with many local experimental groups currently studying a wide array of biological problems. This integrated, interdisciplinary approach to mathematical biology helps to maintain a high quality of both the depth and biological relevance of the questions that the group is currently investigating.
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