The program consists of two parts: (a) two weeks of introductory lectures plus short projects and a computer lab, and (b) a summer long research experience (six weeks to be followed immediately after the two weeks) devoted to projects in the interface of mathematics, statistics, and biological sciences.
The 2007 Summer Program dates are July 9 - 20.
|Monday, July 9|
|9:00-10:00am||David Terman, Mathematics: Mathematical Neuroscience (Assisted by Robert McDougal)|
|10:30-11:30am||David Terman, Mathematics: Mathematical Neuroscience (Assisted by Robert McDougal)|
|2:00-4:00pm||Computer lab: Robert McDougal|
|Tuesday, July 10|
|9:00-10:00am||Dennis Pearl, Statistics: Statistical Phylogenetics (Assisted by Jeff Pan)|
|10:30-11:30am||Dennis Pearl, Statistics: Statistical Phylogenetics (Assisted by Jeff Pan)|
|2:00-4:00pm||Computer lab: Jeff Pan||Wednesday, July 11|
|9:00-10:00am||Kate Calder, Statistics: Environmental Statistics (Assisted by Candace Berrett)|
|10:30-11:30am||Kate Calder, Statistics: Environmental Statistics (Assisted by Candace Berrett)|
|11:45-12:30pm||Tour of Biodiversity Museum|
|2:00-4:00pm||Computer lab: Candace Berrett||Thursday, July 12|
|9:00-10:00am||Greg Singer: Bioinformatics|
|10:30-11:30am||Greg Singer: Bioinformatics|
|11:45-12:30pm||Tour of Aquatics Laboratory|
|2:00-4:00pm||Computer lab: Greg Singer||Friday, July 13|
|9:00-10:00am||Joe Verducci: Chemogenomics (Assisted by Li Yu) - PPT|
|10:30-11:30am||Paul Blower: Chemogenomics (Assisted by Li Yu) - PPT|
|2:00-4:00pm||Computer lab: Li Yu|
David Terman: We will explore mathematical models for mechanisms underlying the beneficial affects of deep brain stimulation, a surgical treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease.
Dennis Pearl: The phylogenetics project will explore the evolution and global spread of the bird flu (H5N1) virus and how this evolution may be related to the clinical course of the disease.
Kate Calder: The environmental statistics project will explore whether ice core-derived records of precipitation accumulation across Greenland can be used to determine historical patterns in the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), a climatic phenomena that influences interannual climate variability over large portions of Europe and North America.
Greg Singer: We will use database techniques to find human genes that are not present in other mammalian genomes. We will then attempt to characterize these human-specific genes.
Joe Verducci: Correlational methods will be used to relate mRNA expression to drug activity over the NCI-60 panel of cancer cell lines.
Bill Mitsch: Wetlands Research Park
Pearlly Yan: Bioinformatics lab
Joe Travers: Neuroscience lab