Guest mathematician to speak April 14 and 15 at Marshall


Dr. Judy Day, assistant professor of in the department of mathematics and the department of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will give two talks on mathematical modeling at Marshall next week.

On Tuesday, April 14, Day will present “Modeling the host response to inhalation anthrax to uncover the mechanisms driving risk of disease” at 4 p.m. in 276 Science Building.  In this talk, she will discuss the use of mathematical modeling to uncover mechanisms driving the risk of disease in different inhalation exposure scenarios.

On Wednesday, April 15, she will speak on “Determining the what, when, and how of therapeutic intervention strategies for controlling complex immune responses” at 4 p.m. in 376 Science Building.  Additional information may be found at www.marshall.edu/math/ARI/ .

Day earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh.  Her research is focused on the interface of mathematics and biology, specifically modeling the response of the immune system to invasion.  She uses both mathematical and engineering techniques to address questions arising in medicine.  She holds a senior personnel position at NIMBioS, the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis.

Day is speaking at Marshall as part of the Advanced Research Initiative of the Department of Mathematics and College of Science. This program invites distinguished researchers to Marshall to speak to both general and specialized audiences and interact with graduate and undergraduate students.