Graduate Students who have Passed (partially or completely) their Qualifying Exams
Asela Acosta; Jose Almora, Alejandra Alvarado; Kamal Barley; Mark Carty; Carlos Castillo-Garsow; Reynaldo Castro; Arlene Evangelista; Kevin Flores; Chad Gonzales; Cristi Guevara; Raquel Lopez; Guillermo Mendez; David Murillo; Angela Ortiz; Daniel Rios-Doria, Danielle Robbins; Daniel Romero; Antonio Rubio; David Tello; Carlos Torre; Griselle Torres-Garcia; Alicia Urdapilleta; Rachel Wallington; Dori Luli
Graduate Students who have passed (partially or completely) their Comprehensive Exams
Alejandra Alvarado; Reynaldo Castro; Kevin Flores; Guillermo Mendez; Antonio Rubio; Griselle Torres-Garcia; Rachel Wallington
Visiting Researchers to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), New Mexico
Over the summer 2006, two MTBI/SUMS alumni conducted research while working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The visiting researchers were Danielle Robbins and Kevin Flores:
Danielle Robbins: This summer I worked at LANL from June through August with former MTBI/SUMS alumni Dr. Sara Del Valle. Together, we worked on the epiSims project, where I used this program to model the effects of population mixing on the spread of pandemic influenza in Portland.
Kevin Flores: This summer, I worked at LANL from June through August. I worked with Yi Jiang, a Technical Staff member in T-MMA division. My Project was entitled "P53 gene mediated inter-tumor cell competition", a multiscale model of tumor growth and cell competition.
Visiting Researcher to the University of Oxford, England
MTBI/SUMS alumni, Eunha Shim, spent the summer 2006 conducting research at the University of Oxford.
Eunha Shim: While conducting research at the Centre of Mathematical Biology, I worked with Dr. Philip Maini. Our work involved setting up an epidemiological model for rotavirus infection with its possible vaccination and passive immunity gained by maternal antibodies. From our original age-structured model we discretized it for simulation purpose. The results indicated that infections mostly occur among young children or seniors but vaccination would be able to protect them from severe infections provided that vaccine only provides temporary immunity. Also the age of the first rotavirus infection is shifted to an older age.