The mathematical biology group meets on a weekly basis to share and discuss current mathematical biology research 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 animals.

Our group is led by Professors Suzanne Sindi (ssindi@ucmerced.edu) and Shilpa Khatri (skhatri3@ucmerced.edu) and consists of graduate students, postdocs and faculty in the Applied Mathematics Department and works in collaboration with several experimentalists at UC Merced and other institutions.

You can follow our activities at our Twitter Account

**Group Meeting is Held on Wednesdays 3-4pm in SE1-300**

**January 23:**** **Organizational Meeting

** January 30:** Akshay Paropkari, QSB Graduate Student

** February 6: **Suzanne Sindi, Applied Mathematics Faculty

** February 11: *****SPECIAL TIME AND DATE***

**Speaker:**Prof Kathryn Hess**Location:**COB2 390**Time:**2:30 - 3:30pm**Title:**Topological insights in neuroscience**Abstract:**Topology is the mathematics of shape, ideally suited to studying questions of connectivity and of the emergence of global structure from local constraints. In this talk I will sketch a variety of fruitful applications of topology to neuroscience, such as to the identifications of biomarkers for outcome in early psychosis and to the classification of neuron morphologies, carried out by my lab over the past few years.

**(2:30 - 3:30pm) Jonathan Anzules, QSB Graduate Student**

__February 20:__

__February 22: No Meeting!____Thaddeus Seher, QSB Graduate Student__

**March 6:****Ali Heydari and Paul Lemarre will re-cap workshops they did at UCI**

__March 13:__**Tyrome Sweet, QSB Graduate Student**

__March 20:__

__March 27:__

__No Meeting! (Spring Break)__**Michael Stobb, Applied Mathematics Graduate Student**

__April 3:__**Jordan Collignon, Applied Mathematics Graduate Student**

__April 17:__

__April 24:____Fabian Santiago, Applied Mathematics Graduate Student__

**Melissa Spence and Ali Heydari, Applied Mathematics Graduate Students will present their ICGE project.**

__May 1:__

__May 8: TBA__