Research in our groupMicrobes, such as bacteria and viruses, evolve very quickly. Researchers can study a laboratory population for months or even years, watching evolution unfold before their eyes. One of the main goals in our research group is to model this process mathematically. This is exciting because the mathematical models allow us to make concrete predictions about evolution.
We are also interested in the evolution of HIV, especially in the rate at which drug-resistance to HIV therapy develops, and in ways of designing drug regimens that minimize this risk.
My other research interests include:
evolutionary game theory,
and many other applications of mathematics to biology.
I am the chair of the Graduate Affairs Committee, which oversees all aspects of the MSc and PhD programs in Applied Math at Western. Come join us!
I am teaching Calc1000a in the Fall 2013 term, and Calc2303b in the Winter 2013 term.
Here is an interview I did about my work as an applied mathematician for the Digital Windows into Mathematics project.