In order to further develop our collaborations, we have run a Biomathematics Seminar since Spring 2004. This seminar is open to all interested MSU faculty and students. Several biomathematics collaborations have been developed at MSU as a result of this seminar series (Abstracts)


September 28, 2009

Sarah Thomason, BioMaPs fellow

Evaluation of Microsatellites in Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum

Glenna Buford & Mandy Main, BioMaPs fellows

Impact of Agriculture on Amphibian Diversity

Sarah Hargis & Renee Levesque, BioMaPs fellows

Investigating Energy Costs and Trade-offs Between Cell-Mediated and Humoral Branches of the Immune System in Old-Field Mice ( Peromyscus polionotus )


September 14, 2009

Judy Day, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University

The inflammatory response and the mathematical approaches used to understand & control it

April 27,

Grace M. Kepler, North Carolina State University

Modeling CMV infection in transplant patients

March 30, 2009

Emily Croteau, Murray State Univeristy

Population History and Phylogeography of Bobcats ( Lynx rufus ) across North America

February 4, 2009

Terry Derting, Muray State University

Research Ethics

November 10, 2008

Dr. Seth Oppenheimer, Mississippi State University

A Model for Gene Activation

October 20, 2008

Dr. Olcay Akman, Illinois State University

Ask Not What Mathematics Can Do For Biology - Ask What Biology Can Do For Mathematics

October 6, 2008

Dr. Marcia Edson, Murray State University

An Introduction to Algorithms and Combinatorial Structures with Biological Applications

September 22, 2008

BioMaPS Recruitment Symposium

Glenna Buford & Jona Kos, Murray State University

Using Mathematical Models and Molecular Markers to Study the Patterns of Genotypic Diversity of an Invasive Plant, Alligator Weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides)

Sarah Thomason & Sarah Farmer, Murray State University

Determining Parentage in the Arizona Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosm)

April 14, 2008

Dr. K. Renee Fister, Murray State University

Curing Cancer with Mathematics

March 10, 2008

Dr. Robert Donnelly, Murray State University

Applications of game theory to biology

February 25, 2008

Dr. Scott Wissinger, Allegheny College

Causes & Consequences of Cyclic Fluctuations of Top Predators in Subalpine Ponds

February 11, 2008

Dr. Christopher Brooks, Mississippi State University

Temporal Variation in Spatial Networks Predict Both Outbreaks and Persistence

December 3, 2007
Dr. Holly Gaff, Old Dominion University

Identifying disease outbreaks using semi-synthetic modeling experiments

November 5, 2007
Dr. Alexey Arkov, Murray State University

Using the fruit fly as a model organism to study cell formation and specification

September 24, 2007

BioMaPS Recruitment Symposium

Todd Schoborg & Ashley Hagan, Murray State University

Microsatellite Analysis of a Polymorphic Population of Tiger Salamanders, Ambystoma tigrinum

Sarah Thomason & Michael Whitby, Murray State University
A growth model for E. coli

Courtney Thomason & Jake Elliott, Murray State University
GIS Analysis of Lyme Risk in Kentucky

September 10, 2007

BioMaPS Students, Murray State University

Mathematics and Biology Curriculum what MSU students think!

A report by MSU BioMaPS students on how Math and Biology should be used together.

March 26, 2007
Dr. Tim Johnston, Murray State University

The Archaeal Diversity in a Flood Plain at the Mouth of a Third Order Stream of a Major Reservoir is Affected by Factors other than Water Level Manipulation.

February 19, 2007
Dr. Andrew Whittle, Kennesaw State University

A modeling approach for the Eurasian Collared Dove                                         

January 22, 2007
Hannah Callender, Vanderbilt University
Modeling Uridine 5' Diphosphate Signaling Pathways in Macrophages

November 6, 2006

Dr. Jessica Young, Western State College of Colorado

Love at the Lek: Can too much sex contribute to extinction?



October 23, 2006

Jennifer Bartlett
Murray State University
Library Research Techniques for Biomathematics

October 9, 2006
Dr. Federica Marcolini, Murray State University

Morphometric methods to improve fossil rodent biochronology and continental biostratigraphy


September 25, 2006
Recruitment Symposium

Todd Schoborg & Ashley Hagan, Murray State University

Microsatellite Analysis of a Polymorphic Population of Tiger Salamanders, Ambystoma tigrinum

Courtney Thomason & Tiffany Hedrick, Murray State University
The Effects of Diet and Social Stress on Humoral and Cell-mediated Immunity in Peromyscus leucopus


September 11, 2006
Dr. Sebastian Schreiber, The College of William and Mary

Superspreaders and disease outbreaks                                         


April 17, 2006
Dr. Kate He, Murray State University

Functional Type Diversity Structure in the Naturalized Flora of Kentucky


March 6, 2006
Dr. Cammey E. Cole, Meredith College
Modeling 4-Methylimidazole: The Effects of Acute and Chronic Exposure

February 6, 2006
Dr. Steve Cox, Rice University
Inferring Calcium Channel Distribution from Calcium Fluorescence Data

October 31, 2005
Dr. Tim O'Brien, Loyola University
The Mathematical Underpinnings of Applied Statistical Methods

September 12, 2005
Brandon Hale, Biology & Mathematics major, Murray State University
Epidemiology as Related to the Phylogenetic Analysis of the Evolution of the Influenza Virus

March 30, 2005
Dr. James B. Sickel, Biological Sciences, Murray State University
Analysis of mussel communities in the Tennessee River using multivariate permutation statistics


March 14, 2005
Dr. Richard L. Boyce, Biological Sciences, Northern Kentucky University
Introducing Fuzzy Set Ordination and How to Combine It with Spatial Statistics: Why Biologists and Mathematicians Should Care

February 28, 2005
Dr. Yongzhi Steve Xu, Mathematics, University of Louisville
A Mathematical Model of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

January 24, 2005
Dr. Christopher Mecklin, Mathematics & Statistics, Murray State University
An Introduction to Bayesian Statistics and an Ecological Application


November 8, 2004
Dr. Howard Whiteman, Biological Sciences, Murray State University
Evolutionary Ecology of Life History Variation in Tiger Salamanders


October 4, 2004
Brandon Hale, Biology & Mathematics major, Murray State University
Numerical Analysis of the Depleting Resources Model


April 29, 2004
Dr. Nicole Gerlanc, Biological Sciences, Murray State University
From fieldwork to fitness estimates: an overview of the statistical processes used to convert mark-recapture data to a life table


April 8, 2004
Brian & Brandon Hale, Biology & Mathematics majors, Murray State University
Model for Depletion of Resources Due to a Growing Population


March 25, 2004
Dr. K. Renee Fister, Mathematics & Statistics, Murray State University
Optimal Control Applied to Cell-Kill Strategies


March 4, 2004
Brandon Hale, Biology & Mathematics major, Murray State University
Fighting Bacterial Resistance: A Mathematical Model for Antibiotic Effectiveness


February 23, 2004
Dr. Hem Raj Joshi Xavier University
Optimal Control Applications in Mathematical Biology

February 19, 2004
Dr. Terry Derting, Biological Sciences, Murray State University
Can we model impacts of environmental stressors on health?


January 29, 2004
Dr. Maeve L. McCarthy, Mathematics & Statistics, Murray State University
Identification of a time dependent parameter in a soil column study

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