Current Postdoctoral Fellows

Amir Asiaee T.
Amir Asiaee T.
JE379 614-688-3443

Amir applies tools from machine learning and high-dimensional statistics to problems arise in cancer (more...)

Amir applies tools from machine learning and high-dimensional statistics to problems arise in cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. He is interested in all aspects of data science applied to cancer biology and personalized medicine. His recent focus is the interaction of microRNA and long non-coding RNA and its implication on Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Veronica Ciocanel
Veronica Ciocanel
JE380 614-688-3334

Veronica is interested in understanding spatial differentiation in early development of organisms. Her (more...)

Veronica is interested in understanding spatial differentiation in early development of organisms. Her research has focused on modeling the dynamics and mechanisms of localization of mRNA molecules in egg cells, using tools such as partial differential equations, dynamical systems, stochastic processes and numerical methods. Currently, she is interested in studying how motor proteins regulate the transport and spread of molecules in cells, and how motor impairment may lead to abnormal distributions.

Punit Gandhi
Punit Gandhi
JE374 614-688-3292

Punit is interested in the emergence of spatial patterns in biological and ecological systems.   His (more...)

Punit is interested in the emergence of spatial patterns in biological and ecological systems.   His work makes use of tools from dynamical systems and bifurcation theory to develop and analyze mathematical models of the pattern forming process. One recent focus has been on vegetation patterns in semi-arid regions that are thought to arise through self-organization at a community level in response to limited resources.

Colin Klaus
Colin Klaus
JE381 614-688-3493

Colin's research has focused on spatio-temporal, finite element models of protein diffusion in cell (more...)

Colin's research has focused on spatio-temporal, finite element models of protein diffusion in cell membranes and a multi-scale finite element model of visual transduction in rod and cone photoreceptor cells.  This model couples vision's G-protein mediated activation cascade with the resultant 2nd messenger diffusion by cGMP and Ca2+. This diffusion is responsible for the resultant changes in photoreceptor membrane current.   Broadly, Colin is interested in Signal Transduction Paradigms, Parabolic PDE's, Finite Element methods, and techniques of Homogenization and Concentrated Capacity. 

Colby Long
Colby Long
JE380 614-688-3334

Colby uses tools from algebraic geometry, algebraic statistics, and combinatorics to address questions in (more...)

Colby uses tools from algebraic geometry, algebraic statistics, and combinatorics to address questions in phylogenetics. Currently, he is studying phylogenetic networks and and algebraic approaches to phylogenetic reconstruction under the coalescent model.

Reginald McGee
Reginald McGee
JE376 614-688-0427

Reginald has an interest in many biological systems and primarily uses dynamical system theory and (more...)

Reginald has an interest in many biological systems and primarily uses dynamical system theory and bioinformatics methods to analyze mathematical models and biological data. Previously, he has focused on the development and analysis of deterministic models for signal transduction pathways in normal and mutant lymphocytes. Currently, he is interested in determining characteristic biomarkers for subgroups of acute myeloid leukemia and developing mathematics to better understand signaling pathway dynamics in leukemic cells. 

Inom Mirzaev
Inom Mirzaev
JE377 614-688-3198

Inom has studied the dynamics of microbial flocculation using various mathematical tools ranging from (more...)

Inom has studied the dynamics of microbial flocculation using various mathematical tools ranging from macroscale population modeling to microscale agent-based modeling. Currently, in a collaborative work with Jacob Scott, M.D., he is investigating the emergence of resistance to castration therapy in patients with prostate cancer.

Farrah Sadre-Marandi
Farrah Sadre-Marandi
JE376 614-688-0427

Farrah's research is in modeling human disease. Her research has been focused on the structures of (more...)

Farrah's research is in modeling human disease. Her research has been focused on the structures of viral capsids and understanding nucleic acid-protein interactions in HIV-1. She is also interested in analyzing treatment efficacy, studying techniques which could aid in the prevention and reversal of disease, as well as symptom management. She incorporates methods from applied dynamical systems, numerical analysis, biostatistics, and epidemiology which cover issues in the fields of biochemistry, nutritional science, and human physiology.

Omar Saucedo
Omar Saucedo
JE378 614-292-6159

Omar's research focuses on modelling the dynamics of infectious diseases.  In particular, his (more...)

Omar's research focuses on modelling the dynamics of infectious diseases.  In particular, his work includes studying the competition between low and high pathogenicity of avian influenza in poultry farms and estimating the basic reproduction number of human to human avian influenza through transmission chains and differential equations.  As a member of the IGERT Program, he was also involved in a project that modelled the effect of latitudinal variations on reproductive strategies for shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico.

Alexandria Volkening
Alexandria Volkening
JE381 614-688-3493

The broad theme of Alexandria’s research is application-driven work in dynamical systems, and she is (more...)

The broad theme of Alexandria’s research is application-driven work in dynamical systems, and she is particularly interested in collective dynamics and patterns that emerge from interacting agents in biological or social applications. Her main research focus has been on developing agent-based models of pattern formation on zebrafish, with the goal of helping to identify altered cell interactions associated with mutated patterns. 

Yangyang Wang
Yangyang Wang
JE374 614-688-3292

Yangyang's research is mainly about understanding the genesis of complex patterns and rhythms (more...)

Yangyang's research is mainly about understanding the genesis of complex patterns and rhythms involving multiple time scales in the neuronal systems, using tools from dynamical systems including geometric singular perturbation theory (GSPT) and bifurcation analysis, ordinary differential equations and numerical simulations.