## Welcome to the Mathematical Biology Group!

We are a community of faculty, postdocs, and students with research interests at the interface of the mathematical and biological sciences. For more information about the group, please check out the faculty listed on the Research tab above, join the mathbio mailing list, or attend the Mathematical Biology seminar.

## News

- 7/15/2021 The proposal submitted by David Bortz and Jeff Cameron to the NSF Mathematical Biology program entitled
has been funded! MCB-2054085*MODULUS: Data-Driven Structured Population Modeling for Prediction of Complex Photosynthetic Phenotypes* - 2/4/2021 Nancy Rodriguez has been awarded an
**NSF CAREER**award. Congratulations to Nancy! - 10/1/2020 AG Buchwald, J Adams, DM Bortz, EJ Carlton, Infectious disease transmission models to predict, evaluate, and improve understanding of COVID-19 trajectory and interventions, Annals of the American Thoracic Society 17(10):1204-1206, Oct. 2020.
- 9/22/2020 Zack Kilpatrick has been awarded a three year grant from the NIH BRAIN Initiative:
**Connecting neural circuit architecture and experience-driven probabilistic computations.**This comes with funding for a postdoc until September 2023. - 9/16/2020 H.J. Dudley, Z.J. Ren, & D.M. Bortz. Competitive exclusion in a DAE model for microbial electrolysis cells, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 17(5), pp. 6217-6239, Sep. 2020.
- 8/18/2020 B Karamched, S Stolarczyk, ZP Kilpatrick, and K Josić. Bayesian evidence accumulation on social networks. SIAM J Appl. Dyn. Syst. 19-3 (2020), pp. 1884-1919
- 7/9/2020 A web interface to the Colorado Coronavirus model has been released, see here.
- 6/12/2020 David Bortz was recently interviewed by CU Boulder Today about his work for the State of Colorado's COVID-19 Modeling Team.
- 5/32/2020 Nancy Rodriguez will be a faculty in the AIM summer school on dynamics, data, and COVID-19! See here for more information and to apply to the school.
- 5/6/2020 N.C. Hill, J.W. Tay, S.L. Altus, D.M. Bortz, and J.C. Cameron.
*Life Cycle of a Cyanobacterial Carboxysome*. Science Advances 6(19):eaba1269, 2020. - 5/5/2020 Here is an article about the mathematical modeling being used to provide information to the Governor's office for the state of Colorado.
- 5/1/2020 David Bortz will be giving the Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Friday, May 1 over zoom at 3:00pm. His talk is entitled "Mathematical Modeling of COVID-19 in Colorado: All models are wrong, but some are useful during a pandemic" and will be about his work with the state of Colorado on modeling the COVID-19 pandemic. A recording of the talk has been posted here.
- 4/23/2020 K. A. Moore, S. L. Altus, J. W. Tay, J. Fox, E. B. Johnson, D. M. Bortz, and J. C. Cameron.
*Mechanical Regulation of Photosynthesis*. Nature Microbiology 5(23 Mar):757-767, 2020. - 4/22/2020 Sabina Altus was awarded a summer dissertation fellowship. Congratulations to Sabina!
- 4/14/2020 Mathematical Biology Group alumnus Stephen Kissler just published a paper in Science on the transmission dynamics of the coronavirus.
- 4/9/2020 Daniel Messenger and Razvan C. Fetecau,
*Equilibria of an aggregation model with linear diffusion in domains with boundaries*, Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, April 9, 2020. - 4/6/2020 The State of Colorado has just released the latest predictions concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 3/25/2020 Mathematical Biology Group alumnus Stephen Kissler was quoted in an article in The Atlantic on the current COVID-19 pandemic.
- 3/2/2020 Zack Kilpatrick was interviewed by CU Boulder Today about recent work on decisions on social networks
- 2/14/2020 Laura Miller will be giving the Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Friday, February 14 in ECCR 265 at 3:00pm. Prof. Miller is an applied mathematician from UNC-CH and will be talking about Flow through the hairy appendages of small animals: The leaky rake to solid plate transition.
- 2/4/2020 Dani Bassett will be a special speaker in the BioFrontiers Seminar Series at 4pm on Tuesday, February 4 in JSCBB A115 Butcher Auditorium. Prof. Bassett a professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and will be speaking about Perturbation and Control for Human Brain Network Dynamics
- 12/11/2019 S Bidari, O Peleg, ZP Kilpatrick. Social inhibition maintains adaptivity and consensus of foraging honey bees in dynamic environments. R. Soc. Open Sci 6 (2019) 191681.
- 11/16/2019 NW Barendregt, K Josić⧫, and ZP Kilpatrick⧫. Analyzing dynamic decision-making models using Chapman-Kolmogorov equations. J Comput. Neurosci. 47 (2019) pp. 205-222.
- 11/1/2019 J. A. Stotsky & D. M. Bortz. A posteriori error analysis of fluid–structure interactions: Time dependent error. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 356(1 Nov):1-15, 2019.
- 11/1/2019 The Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology (IQBio) program invites applications from exceptional students who have strong interdisciplinary interests and the ability to develop novel quantitative approaches to solve biological problems. Applications are due 12/15/2019.
- 9/4/2019 A Radillo, A Veliz-Cuba, K Josić, & ZP Kilpatrick Performance of normative and approximate evidence accumulation on the dynamic clicks task Neurons, Behavior, Data Analysis, & Theory. 10226, 2019.
- 7/19/2019 ZP Kilpatrick, WR Holmes, TL Eissa, & K Josić Optimal models of decision making in dynamic environments Curr. Op. Neurobiol. 58:54–60, 2019.
- 7/1/2019 Prof. Bortz won an Outstanding Graduate Mentor award! See the article on the main Applied Math website for more information.
- 7/1/2019 Zack Kilpatrick was awarded a three year NSF Mathematical Biology grant:
**Spatiotemporal Neural Dynamics of Visual Decisions** - 5/29/2019 J. T. Nardini & D. M. Bortz. The influence of numerical error on parameter estimation and uncertainty quantification for advective PDE models. Inverse Problems, 35(6):065003, 2019.
- 4/20/2019 H.J. Dudley, L. Lu, Z.J. Ren, & D.M. Bortz. Sensitivity and Bifurcation Analysis of a Differential-Algebraic Equation Model for a Microbial Electrolysis Cell, SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Sys., 18(2):709-728, 2019.
- 4/15/2019 Subekshya Bidari was awarded a Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. Congratulations Subekshya!
- 3/1/2019 Welcome to the new and redesigned APPM CU Math Bio group site!
- 2/1/2019 K.P. Nguyen, K. Josić, & Z.P. Kilpatrick. Optimizing sequential decisions in the drift–diffusion model, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 88:32-47, 2019.