A student centered conference featuring talks and posters by students doing research in mathematical biology, keynotes by prominent mathematical biologists, a graduate studies recruitment fair, and other special features including a conference dinner and social event.

### Accepted Speakers

Monday, August 12, 2013 | |
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Time | Session |

07:45 AM | Shuttle to MBI |

08:00 AM 08:30 AM | Breakfast |

08:30 AM 09:00 AM | MBI and conference introductions |

09:00 AM 09:30 AM | Ava Greenwood - Collateral Circulation Following Acute Arterial Occlusion: A model of Compensatory Vasculature Distal To Occlusion in the lower extrmities Collateral Circulation Following Acute Arterial Occlusion: A model of Compensatory Vasculature Distal To Occlusion in the lower extrmities |

09:30 AM 10:00 AM | Sadik Shahidain - On the Evolution of Gene Duplicates in Spatially Structured Populations On the Evolution of Gene Duplicates in Spatially Structured Populations |

10:00 AM 10:30 AM | Linh Huynh - Mathematically Decomposing an Ecological Network into Self-Sustaining Building Blocks Mathematically Decomposing an Ecological Network into Self-Sustaining Building Blocks |

10:30 AM 11:00 AM | Break |

11:00 AM 12:00 PM | Scott Edwards - Keynote: Birds: Evolution and innovation in a changing world Birds: Evolution and innovation in a changing world |

12:00 PM 01:30 PM | Lunch Break |

01:30 PM 02:00 PM | Shawn Gu - Decision Making Models Decision Making Models |

02:00 PM 02:30 PM | Brennan Plassmeyer - Creating a Mathematical Model of Tumor-Immune Dynamics in the Presence of CD47 Creating a Mathematical Model of Tumor-Immune Dynamics in the Presence of CD47 |

02:30 PM 03:00 PM | Xiyuan Sun, Brandi Jones - Optimal Experimental Design of CD4+ T Cell Model Optimal Experimental Design of CD4+ T Cell Model |

03:00 PM 03:30 PM | Break |

03:30 PM 04:30 PM | Lisette de Pillis - Approaches to Tumor-Immune Modeling Approaches to Tumor-Immune Modeling |

04:30 PM 06:30 PM | Reception |

06:30 PM | Shuttle pick-up from MBI |

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | |
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Time | Session |

08:15 AM | Shuttle to MBI |

08:30 AM 09:00 AM | Breakfast |

09:00 AM 09:30 AM | Justin Summerville - Modeling Single Nephron Glomerular Filtration Rate in Rat Kidneys Modeling Single Nephron Glomerular Filtration Rate in Rat Kidneys |

09:30 AM 10:00 AM | Taisa Kushner - Non-Linear Modeling for the Binding of Phosphorylated Gli1 with Sufu Non-Linear Modeling for the Binding of Phosphorylated Gli1 with Sufu |

10:00 AM 10:30 AM | Mo Shen - Elastic Shape Descriptors Based on Reflection Symmetry Elastic Shape Descriptors Based on Reflection Symmetry |

10:30 AM 12:00 PM | Lunch Break |

12:00 PM 01:30 PM | Lunch - Pizza provided by MBI |

01:30 PM 02:00 PM | Zhubo Zhang - Experimental and Theoretical Models of Cardiac Tissue Experimental and Theoretical Models of Cardiac Tissue |

02:00 PM 02:30 PM | Theodore Karakosmas - Exploring the Effects of Regenerative Inward Currents on Bursting Properties Exploring the Effects of Regenerative Inward Currents on Bursting Properties |

02:30 PM 03:00 PM | Cara DeAngelis, Erin Twohy, Herbert Susmann - Difference Equation Approximations of Agent Based Models for Solving Optimization Problems Difference Equation Approximations of Agent Based Models for Solving Optimization Problems |

03:00 PM 03:30 PM | Break |

03:30 PM 04:30 PM | Rafael Irizarry - The Bright Future of Applied Statistics The Bright Future of Applied Statistics |

04:45 PM | Shuttle pick-up from MBI |

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | |
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Time | Session |

08:15 AM | Shuttle to MBI |

08:30 AM 09:00 AM | Breakfast |

09:00 AM 09:30 AM | Lauren Lembcke - Using Mathematics to Investigate Integrin Activation in Inhibited Cell Migration Using Mathematics to Investigate Integrin Activation in Inhibited Cell Migration |

09:30 AM 10:00 AM | Ethan Levien - Exploring the Effects of Topology on Pattern Formation in Networks of Phase Oscillators Exploring the Effects of Topology on Pattern Formation in Networks of Phase Oscillators |

10:00 AM 10:30 AM | Madeleine Weinstein, Ross Donatelli - Regulatory effect of microRNAs on DNA Mismatch Repair pathway Regulatory effect of microRNAs on DNA Mismatch Repair pathway |

10:30 AM 11:00 AM | Break |

11:00 AM 12:00 PM | Fabio Milner - Panel on graduate programs in the Mathematical Biosciences Panel on graduate programs in the Mathematical Biosciences (being successful in mathematical biology, biostatistics, and computational biology programs) Panelists: Jennifer Slimowitz Pearl, National Science Foundation; Elizabeth Stasny, OSU Statistics; Fabio Milner, ASU Mathematical & Statistical Sciences |

11:00 AM 12:00 PM | Panel on graduate programs in the Mathematical Biosciences (being successful in mathematical biology, biostatistics, and computational biology programs) <br/>Panelists: Jennifer Slimowitz Pearl, National Science Foundation; Elizabeth Stasny, OSU Sta |

12:00 PM 01:30 PM | Lunch Break |

01:30 PM 02:00 PM | Jessica Robbins |

02:00 PM 03:00 PM | Grad Program highlights (short presentations by programs taking part in Recruitment Fair) |

03:00 PM 04:00 PM | Break |

04:00 PM 06:30 PM | Grad Studies Recruitment Fair in Lounge - top floor of library <br/>Schools Participating: Arizona State University, Duke University, IUPUI, Ohio State University Statistics, Ohio State University Mathematics, Texas Tech University, University of Ca |

06:30 PM | Shuttle pick-up from MBI |

Thursday, August 15, 2013 | |
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Time | Session |

08:15 AM | Shuttle to MBI |

08:30 AM 09:00 AM | Breakfast |

09:00 AM 09:30 AM | Jillian Hattaway, Samantha Zuber, Naga Nunna - Investigating Volume Conservation During Gut Morphogenesis Investigating Volume Conservation During Gut Morphogenesis |

09:30 AM 10:00 AM | Nina Blanson - Predicting Novel Extensions to Models in Systems Biology Predicting Novel Extensions to Models in Systems Biology |

10:00 AM 11:00 AM | Student Poster Session II |

11:00 AM 12:00 PM | Lori Dodd - Panel on Career Opportunities in Mathematical Biology Panel on Career Opportunities in Mathematical Biology Panelists: James Brown, GlaxoSmithKline; Brian Millen, Eli Lilly; Lori Dodd, National Institutes of Health |

11:00 AM 12:00 PM | Panel on Career Opportunities in Mathematical Biology<br/>Panelists: James Brown, GlaxoSmithKline; Brian Millen, Eli Lilly; Lori Dodd, National Institutes of Health |

12:00 PM 01:30 PM | Lunch Break |

01:30 PM 02:00 PM | Jonathan Viswasam - Jonathan Viswasam Undergraduate Capstone Presentation Jonathan Viswasam Undergraduate Capstone Presentation |

02:00 PM 02:30 PM | Divyagash Swargaloganathan - Influence of branch length prior in Bayesian phylogenetic inference when historical population sizes vary Influence of branch length prior in Bayesian phylogenetic inference when historical population sizes vary |

02:30 PM 03:00 PM | Break |

03:00 PM 09:00 PM | Social event: Columbus Zoo and dinner |

Friday, August 16, 2013 | |
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Time | Session |

08:15 AM | Shuttle to MBI |

08:30 AM 09:00 AM | Breakfast |

09:00 AM 09:30 AM | Stephanie Willoughby - Firing Neurons for a Finite Neural Network Firing Neurons for a Finite Neural Network |

09:30 AM 10:00 AM | Jake Weissman, John Gowins - A Dynamical Model Examining the Effects of NFkB and HIF1 Pathways in Aspergillus fumigatus Infected Airway Epithelial Cells A Dynamical Model Examining the Effects of NFkB and HIF1 Pathways in Aspergillus fumigatus Infected Airway Epithelial Cells |

10:00 AM 10:15 AM | Conference Photo |

10:15 AM 10:45 AM | Break |

10:45 AM 11:15 AM | Maire Kelley - A Mathematical Study of Amphetamine-Induced Temperature Dysregulation A Mathematical Study of Amphetamine-Induced Temperature Dysregulation |

11:15 AM 11:45 AM | Jason Morken - Predicting Mechanisms of Treatment Resistance to Intermittent Androgen Deprivation in Prostate Cancer Patients by Cell-Death Rate Analysis Predicting Mechanisms of Treatment Resistance to Intermittent Androgen Deprivation in Prostate Cancer Patients by Cell-Death Rate Analysis |

11:45 AM 12:00 PM | Evaluation Surveys |

12:30 PM | Shuttle pick-up from MBI (One to Hotel, One to airport) |

Name | Affiliation | |
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Anderson, Thomas | tga3@njit.edu | Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology |

Blanson, Nina | nina.blanson@yale.edu | Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University |

Brown, James | James.R.Brown@gsk.com | Computational Biology, Pharmaceuticals |

Cantrell, Steve | rsc@math.miami.edu | Mathematics, University of Miami |

Caslte, Mark | castle46@marshall.edu | Biological Sciences, Marshall University |

Choudhary, Krishna | kchoudha@princeton.edu | Physics, Princeton University |

Cogar, Samuel | samcogar4@gmail.com | Mathematics, Marshall University |

Cohn, Brian | bcohn12@gmail.com | W.M. Keck Science Department, W.M. Keck Science Department |

de Pillis, Lisette | depillis@hmc.edu | Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College |

DeAngelis, Cara | cmdeange@owu.edu | Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University |

Dodd, Lori | doddl@mail.nih.gov | Biometric Research Branch, National Institutes of Health |

Donatelli, Ross | rdonatelli2011@my.fit.edu | Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech |

Edwards, Scott | sedwards@fas.harvard.edu | Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University |

Ekey, Andrea | andrea.ekey@bison.howard.edu | Mathematics, Howard University |

Enciso, German | enciso@uci.edu | Mathematics, University of California, Irvine |

Enslein, Jacob | jacob_enslein15@pitzer.edu | Mathematics, Pitzer College |

Ermentrout, Bard | bard@pitt.edu | Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh |

Estep, Roger | estep102@marshall.edu | Mathematics, Marshall University |

Federico, Paula | pfederic@capital.edu | Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics, Capital University |

Filo, Julia | julia_filo14@pitzer.edu | Keck Science Department, Pitzer College |

Gaff, Holly | HGaff@odu.edu | Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University |

Gao, Yilun | yilungao@gmail.com | Math, Duke University |

Gowins, John | john.gowins@western.edu | Mathematics, Western State Colorado University |

Graves, Joseph | jgraves625@gmail.com | Mathematics, Duke University |

Greenwood, Ava | asgreenwood@gmail.com | Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, University of Hawaii |

Gu, Shawn | shawn.gu@duke.edu | N/A, Duke University |

Hamrick, Joshua | jjh1392@gmail.com | Biological Sciences, Marshall University |

Hattaway, Jillian | jchattaw@ncsu.edu | College of Veterinary Medicine- Molecular Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State University |

Hu, Yi | huyihy@rams.colostate.edu | Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University |

Huynh, Linh | hnkhalinh@gmail.com | Mathematics, Texas Womans University |

Irizarry, Rafael | rafa@jhu.edu | Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University |

Iyer, Ram | ram.iyer@ttu.edu | Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University |

Jain, Harsh | hjain@fsu.edu | Department of Mathematics, Florida State University |

Jones, Brandi | bmjones@ycp.edu | Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech |

Karakosmas, Theodore | tnk3@njit.edu | Mathematics, New Jersey Institute of Technology |

Kazanci, Caner | caner@uga.edu | Department of Mathematics, University of Georgia |

Kelley, Maire | maire.kelley@gmail.com | Mathematics, University of St. Thomas |

Keung, Jocelyn | jhkeung@live.unc.edu | Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill |

Kim, Victoria | vkim3504@scrippscollege.edu | Keck Joint Sciences, Keck Joint Science Department |

Kubatko, Laura | Kubatko.2@osu.edu | Statistics/EEOB, The Ohio State University |

Kurtek, Sebastian | kurtek.1@stat.osu.edu | Statistics, The Ohio State University |

Kushner, Taisa | kushner@stolaf.edu | Mathematics, Biomath, St. Olaf College |

Lambert, Jacob | jlambe17@utk.edu | Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee |

Lembcke, Lauren | llembcke@iupui.edu | Mathematics, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis |

Levien, Ethan | ethanlevien@gmail.com | Mathematics, Wheaton College |

Lin, Qiuyu (Michael) | ql38@duke.edu | Mathematics, Duke University |

Liu, Runjing | rl120@duke.edu | Mathematics, Duke University |

Lou, Yuan | lou@math.ohio-state.edu | Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University |

Lowengrub, John | lowengrb@math.uci.edu | Mathematics, University of California, Irvine |

Lu, Hongyuan | ican_lvhongyuan@163.com | Math Departments, The Ohio State University |

Millen, Brian | millen_brian_a@lilly.com | Lilly Research Labs, Eli Lilly and Company |

Milner, Fabio | Fabio.Milner@asu.edu | School of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University |

Moats, Tuesday | tmoats2011@yahoo.com | Biological Sciences, Marshall University |

Molkov, Yaroslav | ymolkov@iupui.edu | Department of Mathematical Sciences, Indiana University--Purdue University |

Morken, Jason | jmorken@asu.edu | Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University |

Mou, Amy | amou@ncsu.edu | Mathematics, North Carolina State University |

Nafees, Saba | saba.nafees@ttu.edu | TTU/HHMI @ CISER, Texas Tech University |

Napoles, Monica | Monica.Napoles@humboldt.edu | Environmental Resources Engineering, Humboldt State University |

Nunna, Naga | nmnunna@ncsu.edu | College of Vetirinary Sciences-Molecular Bio medical Sciences, North Carolina State University |

O hara, Kathy | kohara1@vbi.vt.edu | Education and Outreach, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute |

Ozaki, Michelle | mozaki618@gmail.com | W.M. Keck Science Department, Scripps College |

Peercy, Bradford | bpeercy@umbc.edu | Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland Baltimore County |

Plassmeyer, Brennan | bplassmeyer@serranosystems.com | Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College |

Ragain, Stephen | sragain17@gmail.com | Mathematics, Pomona College |

Reed, Michael | reed@math.duke.edu | Mathematics, Duke University |

Robbins, Jessica | jmrobbins92@gmail.com | Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley |

Rubin, Samuel | srubin@pitzer.edu | Physics, Linguistics, Pitzer College |

Sangha, Jasraj | jsangha@gm.slc.edu | N/a, Sarah Lawrence College |

Shahidain, Sadik | sshahidain@college.harvard.edu | Mathematics, Harvard University |

Shan, Yue | yshan@live.unc.edu | Biostatistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill |

Shen, Mo | shenm@dickinson.edu | Mathematics, Dickinson College |

Spychalski, Madison | spychalski.4@osu.edu | Pharmacology, The Ohio State University |

Stan, Diana | dms60@duke.edu | Mathematics/Computer Science, Duke University |

Stasny, Elizabeth | stasny.1@osu.edu | Statistics, The Ohio State University |

Stolyarov, Roman | rstolyarov@smu.edu | Biostatistics, Harvard |

Stonko, David | dstonko1@umbc.edu | Mathematics and Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County |

Summerville, Justin | jls90@duke.edu | Mathematics, Duke University |

Sun, Xiyuan | xiyuansu@iastate.edu | Mathematics and Statistics, Iowa State University |

Susmann, Herbert | hps1@geneseo.edu | Computer Science, College at Geneseo, SUNY |

Swargaloganathan, Divyagash | sdivyagash@yahoo.com | Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University |

Talkington, Anne | anne.talkington@duke.edu | Mathematics, Duke University |

Taylor, Jay | jtaylor@math.asu.edu | School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University |

Twohy, Erin | etwohy@cord.edu | Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University |

Viswasam, Jonathan | jonvis314@yahoo.com | Biology, Georgia State University |

Weems, Kim | Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University | |

Weinstein, Madeleine | mweinstein@hmc.edu | Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College |

Weissman, Jake | jw4336@bard.edu | Division of Science, Mathematics and Computing: Mathematics and Biology Departments, Bard College |

Willoughby, Stephanie | stephanie.l.willoughby@gmail.com | Mathematical Sciences, Indiana University--Purdue University |

Zhang, Zhubo | zhubo.zhang@mail.mcgill.ca | Physiology, McGill University |

Zuber, Samantha | srzuber@ncsu.edu | Mathematics, North Carolina State University |

Panelists: James Brown, GlaxoSmithKline; Brian Millen, Eli Lilly; Lori Dodd, National Institutes of Health

Panelists: Jennifer Slimowitz Pearl, National Science Foundation; Elizabeth Stasny, OSU Statistics; Fabio Milner, ASU Mathematical & Statistical Sciences

**Optimal Experimental Design of CD4+ T Cell Model**

Brandi Jones, Xiyuan Sun Optimal Experimental Design of CD4+ T Cell Model

**Predicting Mechanisms of Treatment Resistance to Intermittent Androgen Deprivation in Prostate Cancer Patients by Cell-Death Rate Analysis**

Jason Morken Predicting Mechanisms of Treatment Resistance to Intermittent Androgen Deprivation in Prostate Cancer Patients by Cell-Death Rate Analysis

**A Mathematical Study of Amphetamine-Induced Temperature Dysregulation**

Maire Kelley A Mathematical Study of Amphetamine-Induced Temperature Dysregulation

**Firing Neurons for a Finite Neural Network**

Stephanie Willoughby Firing Neurons for a Finite Neural Network

**Influence of branch length prior in Bayesian phylogenetic inference when historical population sizes vary**

Divyagash Swargaloganathan Influence of branch length prior in Bayesian phylogenetic inference when historical population sizes vary

**Predicting Novel Extensions to Models in Systems Biology**

Nina Blanson Predicting Novel Extensions to Models in Systems Biology

**Investigating Volume Conservation During Gut Morphogenesis**

Jillian Hattaway, Naga Nunna, Samantha Zuber Investigating Volume Conservation During Gut Morphogenesis

**Regulatory effect of microRNAs on DNA Mismatch Repair pathway**

Ross Donatelli, Madeleine Weinstein Regulatory effect of microRNAs on DNA Mismatch Repair pathway

**Using Mathematics to Investigate Integrin Activation in Inhibited Cell Migration**

Lauren Lembcke Using Mathematics to Investigate Integrin Activation in Inhibited Cell Migration

**Difference Equation Approximations of Agent Based Models for Solving Optimization Problems**

Cara DeAngelis, Herbert Susmann, Erin Twohy Difference Equation Approximations of Agent Based Models for Solving Optimization Problems

**Exploring the Effects of Regenerative Inward Currents on Bursting Properties**

Theodore Karakosmas Exploring the Effects of Regenerative Inward Currents on Bursting Properties

**Experimental and Theoretical Models of Cardiac Tissue**

Zhubo Zhang Experimental and Theoretical Models of Cardiac Tissue

**Non-Linear Modeling for the Binding of Phosphorylated Gli1 with Sufu**

Taisa Kushner Non-Linear Modeling for the Binding of Phosphorylated Gli1 with Sufu

**Modeling Single Nephron Glomerular Filtration Rate in Rat Kidneys**

Justin Summerville Modeling Single Nephron Glomerular Filtration Rate in Rat Kidneys

**Decision Making Models**

Shawn Gu Decision Making Models

**On the Evolution of Gene Duplicates in Spatially Structured Populations**

Sadik Shahidain On the Evolution of Gene Duplicates in Spatially Structured Populations

**Collateral Circulation Following Acute Arterial Occlusion: A model of Compensatory Vasculature Distal To Occlusion in the lower extrmities**

Ava Greenwood Collateral Circulation Following Acute Arterial Occlusion: A model of Compensatory Vasculature Distal To Occlusion in the lower extrmities