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Faculty

Jesse Berwald (Mathematics) jjberwald@wm.edu

Topological data analysis of biological and biomedical data. Computational dynamics applied to the study of biological systems (eg. neural networks constructed from coupled FitzHugh-Nagumo equations). 

Biomath Feathers

Dan Cristol (Biology) dacris@wm.edu


Effects of land use on bird populations (mercury, golf courses); behavioral ecology (brain and bird migration, optimal foraging). 

Harmony Dalgleish (Biology) hjdalgleish@wm.edu

Biological interactions critical to American chestnut reintroduction and the potential consequences of successful establishment of blight-resistant chestnut for the ecology and carbon dynamics of eastern US forests, population and community ecology, quantitative methods, mathematical population modeling, and environmental science.

Sarah Day (Mathematics) sday@math.wm.edu

Dynamical systems theory with an emphasis on topological and numerical methods, computational topology, and applications from biology, materials science, and physics.

Christopher Del Negro (Applied Science, Neuroscience) cadeln@wm.edu

The cellular and synaptic origins of the mammalian respiratory rhythm.

John Delos (Physics) jbdelo@wm.edu

Nonlinear dynamics of heart rhythms.

Sarah Glaser (Biology, Virginia Institute of Marine Science) sglaser@wm.edu

Fisheries ecology and conservation, marine fisheries, predator-prey dynamics, ecological forecasting and time series analysis, foraging ecology and evolution of niche width, fisheries and food security in East Africa. 

Michael Drew LaMar (Biology) mdlama@wm.edu

Mathematical biology, scientific computation, dynamical systems, stochastic processes and graph theory, with an emphasis in coupled oscillators, complex networks, directed graphs, Markov chains, neurobiology and cellular physiology.

Matthias Leu (Biology) mleu@wm.edu

Spatially-explicit modeling that can be implemented in conservation actions.  Modeling the cumulative effects of human actions across large-scales, how humans affect species distributions, and how climate variability and change affect species distribution and demography.

Romuald N. Lipcius (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) rom@vims.edu

Ecology and conservation of the blue crab, Caribbean spiny lobster, queen conch, and marine bivalves. Ecosystem-based restoration and management of the blue crab and Eastern oyster.

Helen Murphy (Biology)  hamurphy@wm.edu

Evolutionary biology, genetics, biostatistics.

Margaret Saha (Biology, Neuroscience)  mssaha@wm.edu

Molecular genetics of early vertebrate embryogenesis, particularly in  the development of the nervous system.

Leah B. Shaw (Applied Science) lbshaw@wm.edu

Population dynamics in epidemics and ecology, adaptive social networks.

Jun-Ping Shi (Mathematics) shij@math.wm.edu

Mathematical analysis and simulation of reaction-diffusion models, delayed equations, predator-prey dynamics; Bifurcation and pattern formation in spatial ecology.

Gregory D. Smith (Applied Science, Neuroscience) greg@wm.edu

Mathematical aspects of intracellular calcium responses and gene regulatory networks.  The application of stochastic modeling to cell physiology.  Computational neuroscience of thalamus and basal ganglia.  

John Swaddle (Biology) jpswad@wm.edu

Mechanisms and consequences of sexual selection. Perceptual mechanisms and sensory biases in sexual selection. The role of social information in the formation and inheritance of mate preferences.

Jianjun Paul Tian (Mathematics) jptian@math.wm.edu

Origin of tumors, drosophila germ cell sex determination, and applications of evolution algebras.


Alumni

Simone Bianco (University of California at San Francisco)

Spreading of multistrain diseases; epidemic extinction.

Kerri Cornell Duerr (Biology)

Population ecology of Eastern Bluebirds breeding on golf course landscapes.

Sebastian Schreiber (Evolution and Ecology, University of California at Davis) sschreiber@ucdavis.edu

Mathematics and theoretical ecology.  Feedbacks between community structure, population dynamics, and evolutionary processes. 

Maxim Shkarayev (Applied Science) mshkarayev@wm.edu

Recruitment dynamics in adaptive social networks.