Mathematical Biology Research Group

Mathematical Biology Research Group at UC Merced

The mathematical biology group meets on a weekly basis to share and discuss current mathematical biology research in the Applied Mathematics Unit here at UC Merced. We use mathematical modeling and computational simulation to explore a variety of biological processes including, but not limited to, protein aggregation, population genetics & structural variation, and biofluid dynamics of marine organisms.

Our group is led by Professors Suzanne Sindi and Shilpa Khatri and consists of graduate students, postdocs and faculty in the Applied Mathematics Unit and works in collaboration with several experimentalists at UC Merced and other institutions.

Group Meeting is Held on Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 in Willow Room (COB1-322)
Spring 2017
January 25: Jason Dark
February 1: Michael Stobb
February 8: Michael Stobb (Cont)
February 15: Shilpa Khatri
February 22: Suzanne S. Sindi
March 1: Michael De Giorgio, Assistant Professor, Penn State (Speaker hosted by Emilia Huerta-Sanchez, MCB)
March 8: Emilia Huetra-Sanchez
March 15: Emilia Huerta-Sanchez (Cont)
March 22: Matea Alvarado
March 29: Spring Break (no meeting)
April 5: Fabian Santiago
April 12: Fabian Santiago (Cont)
April 19: Alex Quijano
April 26: Mario Banuelos
May 3: Mario Banuelos (Cont)
Fall 2016
September 7: Jason Davis
September 14:
September 21: Mario Banuelos
Sepbeber 28:
October 5: Michael Stobb
October 12:
October 19:
October 26:
November 2: Matea Alvarado
November 9: Suzanne Sindi
November 16: Alex Quijano
November 30: Fabian Santiago
December 7: Shilpa Khatri
Previous Semesters
Spring 2016
February 25, 2016: Lindsay Waldrop, Post Doc
February 1, 2016: Fabian Santiago, Grad Student
February 8, 2016: Michael Kelley, Grad Student
February 15, 2016: President's Day (No Meeting)
February 22, 2016: Suzanne Sindi, Asst Prof
February 29, 2016: Mario Banuelos, Grad Student
March 7, 2016: Michael Stobb, Grad Student
March 14, 2016: Jason Davis, Grad Student
March 21, 2016: Sprint Break (No Meeting)
March 28, 2016: Karin Leiderman, Asst Prof
April 4, 2016: Shilpa Khatri, Asst Prof
April 11, 2016: Nicholas Danes, Grad Student
April 18, 2016: Matea Alvarado, Grad Student
April 25, 2016: Alex Quijano, Grad Student
May 2, 2016: Ngan Nguyen, Post-Doc
Group Meeting is Held on Thursdays 2:00-3:00 in COB SAR
Fall 2015
September 3, 2015
Karin Leiderman, Asst. Prof.
Synergy between Tissue Factor and Activated FXIa
September 10, 2015
Suzanne Sindi, Asst. Prof
September 17, 2015
Lindsay Waldrop, Post Doc
September 24, 2015
Jason Davis, Grad Student
October 1, 2015
Shilpa Khatri, Asst. Prof.
October 8, 2015
Michael Stobb, Grad Student
October 15, 2015
Nicholas Danes, Grad Student
October 22, 2015
Mario Banuelos, Grad Student
October 29, 2015
November 5, 2015
November 12, 2015
November 19, 2015
December 3, 2015
Group Meeting is Held on Tuesdays 2:00-3:00 in COB SAR
January 27, 2015
Suzanne Sindi, Assistant Professor
Mathematical Modeling of Prion Aggregation 
February 3, 2015
Karin Leiderman, Assistant Professor
February 10, 2015
Terese Thompson, Graduate Student
February 17, 2015
Marc Griesemer, Visiting Assistant Professor
February 24, 2015
Mario Banuelos, Graduate Student
March 3, 2015
Shilpa Khatri, Assistant Professor
March 10, 2015
SIAM CSE Practice Talks and Posters
March 17, 2015
No Meeting
March 24, 2015
Spring Break
March 31, 2015
Nick Danes, Graduate Student
April 7, 2015
Michael Stobb, Graduate Student
April 14, 2015
Jason Davis, Graduate Student
April 21, 2015
Elizabeth Owens, Graduate Student
April 28, 2015
Hoang-Ngan Nguyen, Postdoc
May 5, 2015
Marc Griesemer, Postdoc and Visiting Assistant Professor
FALL 2014
September 9th, 2014
Marc Griesemer, Visiting Assistant Professor
"BiP Clustering Facilitates Protein Folding in the Endoplasmic Reticulum."
September 16th, 2014
Nick Danes, Graduate Student
"Factor Xa Production and its Dependence on the Competition of Factors VII/VIIa for Tissue Factor."
September 23rd, 2014
Jason Davis, Graduate Student
"Modeling Chaperone-Assisted Fragmentation in Prion Aggregation." CANCELLED
September 30th, 2014
Hoang-Ngan Nguyen, Postdoc
Paper presentation: "The dynamics of sperm detachment from epithelium in a coupled fluid-biochemical model of hyperactivated motility" - Simons et al., JTB 2014
October 7th, 2014
Terese Thompson, Graduate Student
When zombies attack!
October 14th, 2014
Jason Davis, Graduate Student
"Modeling Chaperone-Assisted Fragmentation in Prion Aggregation." (Rescheduled from Sept 23)
October 21st, 2014
Michael Stobb, Graduate Student
Modeling Teeth Primordia Using Turing Instabilities
October 28th, 2014
Elizabeth Owens, Graduate Student
The relationship between genetic and geographic distance
November 4th, 2014
Shilpa Khatri, Assistant Professor
Biological Invasions
November 18th, 2014
Suzanne Sindi, Assistant Professor
Mathematical Modeling of Prion Aggregation
December 2nd, 2014
Mario Banuelos, Graduate Student
Classifying p53 Mutant Data

Contact Us

Graduate Admissions:
Phone: 209-228-4723
Graduate Funding:
Phone: 209-228-4622
General Inquiries:
Phone: 209-228-4723
Fax: 209-228-6906
Mailing Address:
University of California, Merced
ATTN: Graduate Division
5200 N. Lake Road, SSB 310
Merced, CA 95343


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