`2017-08-07 07:00:00``2017-08-11 16:00:00``2017 Summer Undergraduate Capstone Conference``The MBI Capstone Conference offers undergraduate student researchers in the mathematical biosciences an opportunity to present their work on the national stage. This student-centered conference features: A recruitment fair for graduate studies Panels on jobs and graduate opportunities A social event at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Talks and posters by student researchers Keynote presentations will include: Zachary Kilpatrick, University of Colorado – "Evidence accumulation in changing environments: Neurons, organisms, and groups" Molly Maleckar, Allen Institute – "Open science: how the Allen Institute for Cell Science wants to revolutionize cell biology" Catherine Stein, Case Western Reserve University – "Novel human genetic approaches to studying tuberculosis resistance"``MBI Auditorium, Jennings Hall 355``OSU ASC Drupal 8``ascwebservices@osu.edu``America/New_York``public`

`2017-08-07 08:00:00``2017-08-11 17:00:00``2017 Summer Undergraduate Capstone Conference`The MBI Capstone Conference offers undergraduate student researchers in the mathematical biosciences an opportunity to present their work on the national stage.

This student-centered conference features:

- A recruitment fair for graduate studies
- Panels on jobs and graduate opportunities
- A social event at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
- Talks and posters by student researchers
- Keynote presentations will include:
- Zachary Kilpatrick, University of Colorado – "Evidence accumulation in changing environments: Neurons, organisms, and groups"
- Molly Maleckar, Allen Institute – "Open science: how the Allen Institute for Cell Science wants to revolutionize cell biology"
- Catherine Stein, Case Western Reserve University – "Novel human genetic approaches to studying tuberculosis resistance"

`MBI Auditorium, Jennings Hall 355``Mathematical Biosciences Institute``mbi-webmaster@osu.edu``America/New_York``public`The MBI Capstone Conference offers undergraduate student researchers in the mathematical biosciences an opportunity to present their work on the national stage.

This student-centered conference features:

- A recruitment fair for graduate studies
- Panels on jobs and graduate opportunities
- A social event at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
- Talks and posters by student researchers
- Keynote presentations will include:
- Zachary Kilpatrick, University of Colorado – "Evidence accumulation in changing environments: Neurons, organisms, and groups"
- Molly Maleckar, Allen Institute – "Open science: how the Allen Institute for Cell Science wants to revolutionize cell biology"
- Catherine Stein, Case Western Reserve University – "Novel human genetic approaches to studying tuberculosis resistance"

## Participants and Talks

Name | Affiliation | |
---|---|---|

Jacqueline Adams | ja1656a@student.american.edu | Mathematics & Statistics, American University |

Erin Angelini | eeangelini@gmail.com | Mathematics, Pomona College |

Natalia Antonova | nantonov@uci.edu | Mathematics, University of California, Irvine |

Dieter Armbruster | armbruster@asu.edu | School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University |

Faith Bague-Sampson | fbaguesa@uci.edu | Mathematics, University of California, Irvine |

Jared Barber | jarobarb@iupui.edu | Mathematics, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis |

Nicholas Barendregt | nwb18@case.edu | Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Case Western Reserve University |

Viktor Belay | vb2036a@student.american.edu | Mathematics and Statistics, American University |

Zachary Bezemek | bezemekz@msu.edu | Mathematics, Michigan State University |

Scott Bingham | sbingham18@my.whitworth.edu | Mathematics & Computer Science, Whitworth University |

Emma Brewer | breweree@rose-hulman.edu | Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology |

Katherine Brumberg | katherine.brumberg@yale.edu | Applied Mathematics, Yale University |

Sydney Busch | buschs@augsburg.edu | Mathematics and Statistics, Augsburg College |

Catherine Calder | calder@stat.osu.edu | Department of Statistics, The Ohio State University |

Jose Celaya-Alcala | jtcelayaalcala@email.arizona.edu | Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona |

Thabat Dahdoul | tmotan@csu.fullerton.edu | Mathematics, |

Owen Dougherty | dougherty.owen@gmail.com | NIMBios-National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, University of Tennessee |

Laura Ellwein | lellwein@vcu.edu | Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Virginia Commonwealth University |

Laura Figueroa Resa | figueroaresa@email.arizona.edu | Mathematics, The University of Arizona |

Ryan Geib | ryan_geib@my.uri.edu | Mathematics, University of Rhode Island |

Andrew Ghorbani | abghorba@uci.edu | Mathematics, University of California, Irvine |

Elizabeth Gilbert | Gilbert.607@osu.edu | Mathematics, The Ohio State University |

Mary Gockenbach | mary.gockenbach@mavs.uta.edu | Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington |

Sergio Guerra Abril | sg1715a@student.american.edu | Mathematics and Statistics, American University |

Fatme Hourani | fhourani@umich.edu | Mathematics, University of Michigan, Dearborn |

Azher Hussain | azher.hussain@merck.com | Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics, Merck & Co |

Alexandra Jilkine | ajilkine@nd.edu | ACMS, University of Notre Dame |

Zachary Kilpatrick | zpkilpat@colorado.edu | Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder |

Nicole Korzeniecki | nkorzeni@friars.providence.edu | Biology Department and Mathematics Department, Providence College |

Linoy Kotler | lk8051b@student.american.edu | Mathematics and Statistics, American University |

Patrick LeBlanc | pleblan1@nd.edu | Mathematics, University of Notre Dame |

Brian Lee | brianwlee168@aol.com | Mathematics, University of California - Irvine |

Molly Maleckar | mmaleck@simula.no | Modeling, Allen Institute for Cell Science |

Reese Martin | ramartin95@gmail.com | College of Arts and Sciences, Baylor University |

Eli Moore | eli.moore.768@my.csun.edu | Mathematics, CSUN Math Department |

Quiyana Murphy | Quiyanamp1@gmail.com | Mathematics, University of Kentucky |

Kenney Ng | Kenney.Ng@us.ibm.com | Health Analytics, IBM Research |

Jordan Pellett | pellett.jordan@uwlax.edu | Mathematics and Statistics, University of Wisconsin |

Kollin Poindexter | poinde13@msu.edu | Mathematics, Michigan State University |

Eric Polley | Polley.Eric@mayo.edu | Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic |

Ezekiel Sandor | zsandor123@gmail.com | Mathematics, University of South Carolina |

Catherine Stein | catherine.stein@case.edu | Population & Quantitative Health Sciences, Case Western Reserve University |

Samuel Swanson | samueljswanson@ufl.edu | Mathematics, University of Florida |

Katherine Thai | katherine.thai@rutgers.edu | Mathematics Department, Rutgers University at New Brunswick |

Peter Thomas | pjthomas@case.edu | Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, Case Western Reserve University |

Javier Urcuyo | jurcuyo@asu.edu | School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University |

Pedro Vasquez-Perez | pedro.vasquez1@upr.edu | Mathematical Sciences, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez |

Jonathan Vo | vojh1@uci.edu | Mathematics, University of California, Irvine |

Ryan Vogt | vogtx187@umn.edu | Mathematics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities |

Samuel Weir | Samweir@iupui.edu | Mathematics, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis |

Adam Willerth | willerth@iastate.edu | Biotechnology, Iowa State University |

**A mean-field model for C. elegans embryo localization
Erin Angelini (Mathematics, Pomona College) **

Cell polarization is an essential process for differentiating cells. In early C. elegans embryos, this polarization is conducted by the precise localization of the pronuclear complex. The developing mitotic spindle drives the rotation and translation of the pronuclei through the forced-based interactions of its composite microtubules and the cell cortex. Building on previous models, both dynamic and steady state, we introduce a steady-state model that captures a reduced version of the pronuclear dynamics. By fitting this model to data from a dynamic computational model, we find that cell geometry determines both the final orientation of the spindle and how long it takes the system to reach this steady state. Moreover, the system tends to a steady state in the regions of the cell with highest curvature. Thus, our results indicate that the cell geometry necessary for proper pronuclear localization is highly specific and curvature-driven.

**Stochastic Model on the Spread of Chlamydia Trachomatis
Natalia Antonova (Mathematics, University of California, Irvine) **

**Stochastic Modeling of Chemotherapy Treatment for Cancer with Rare Events
Zachary Bezemek (Mathematics, Michigan State University) **

**Brainless but Smart: Investigating Decision-Making in the Slime Mold Physarum Polycephalum
Scott Bingham (Mathematics & Computer Science, Whitworth University) **

**Modeling Chronic Vascular Responses Following a Major Arterial Occlusion
Emma Brewer (Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology) **

**Inverse probability weighting to account for selection bias
Katherine Brumberg (Applied Mathematics, Yale University) **

**Modeling a Small Ebola Outbreak in DRC
Sydney Busch (Mathematics and Statistics, Augsburg College) **

**One Carbon Metabolism Differences Between Men and Women of Childbearing Age
Thabat Dahdoul (Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton) **

**Stochastic Model on the Spread of Chlamydia Trachomatis
Andrew Ghorbani (Mathematics, University of California, Irvine) **

**Modeling Hair Cortisol as a Biomarker of Chronic Stress
Elizabeth Gilbert (Mathematics, The Ohio State University)**

**Coupling Equations to Synchronize Chaos
Fatme Hourani (Mathematics, University of Michigan, Dearborn) **

**KEYNOTE: Evidence accumulation in changing environments: Neurons, organisms, and groups
Zachary Kilpatrick (Mathematics, University of Houston) **

**Supply and Demand Chains of Leaf Cutter Ant Colonies
Nicole Korzeniecki (Biology Department and Mathematics Department, Providence College) **

**Homeostasis in Biological Systems
Patrick LeBlanc (Mathematics, University of Notre Dame) **

**KEYNOTE: Open science: how the Allen Institute for Cell Science wants to revolutionize cell biology
Molly Maleckar **

**A Statistical Method for Determining How Closely Vegetation Bands Follow Elevation Contour Lines
Reese Martin (College of Arts and Sciences, Baylor University) **

**Genome-Wide Complex Trait Analysis Applied to GWAS Data
Eli Moore (Mathematics, CSUN Math Department) **

**Modeling Chronic Vascular Responses Following a Major Arterial Occlusion
Jordan Pellett (Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology) **

**Protein Classification Using Persistent Homologies
Kollin Poindexter (Mathematics, Michigan State University) **

**Novel human genetic approaches to studying tuberculosis resistance
Catherine Stein **

**Hodgkin Huxley Model of Action Potential Generation and Correlation in Simple Model of Homeostatic Regulation
Pedro Vasquez-Perez (Mathematical Sciences, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez) **

**Resonance in the Locomotor Network of C. elegans
Adam Willerth (Biotechnology, Iowa State University)**