Current Students

Biomathematics Ph.D. Program



Santiago Cardenas
Entered program in 2022
I am interested in using mathematical models to understand biology, in areas including computational genomics, disease transmission, and evolutionary dynamics. My research background includes tumor growth modeling and plant systematics.
Samuel Christensen
Entered program in 2017
I work with Marcus Roper to study small scale fluid flow applied to biological systems. More specifically, I use a combination of asymptotic and numerical methods to study fluid flow problems in microfluidic devices and blood flow.
Christine Craib
Entered program in 2019
I study sexual networks and STD transmission with Mason A. Porter (Professor, Department of Mathematics). The crux of this project involves developing detailed sexual networks which are heterogeneous with respect to both demographics and sexual behavior. I am interested in infectious disease dynamics and utilizing mathematics to improve the public's health, especially regarding biomedical research and policymaking.