Infectious disease ecology: Immune-pathogen dynamics, and how trophic interactions drive prey-predator-disease dynamics

Paul Hurtado
Center for Applied Mathematics, Cornell University

(April 21, 2011 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Infectious disease ecology: Immune-pathogen dynamics, and how trophic interactions drive prey-predator-disease dynamics

Abstract

Infectious diseases have a long history of study within many subdisciplines of biology and mathematics. This talk will be an overview of two projects where dynamical systems theory is used to study two infectious disease systems. In each case, the multiple time scales naturally present in these system help simplify the mathematical analyses necessary for answering our motivating biological questions.