Presentations

2016

  • Computational Systems Biology, Director’s Forum, Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington, CT, January 27.
  • Algebraic methods in computational biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, February 4.
  • Mathematics: A Driver of Precision Medicine, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, April 13.
  • Algebraic methods in systems biology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, April 14.
  • Algebraic Methods in Systems Biology, Workshop on Contemporary Mathematical Challenges in the Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, May 16.
  • Algebraic Models in Systems Biology, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 3.
  • Quantitative Medicine Across Scales, InCHIP, University of Connecticut, Storrs, September 29.

2015

  • Using algebra to infer gene regulatory networks, University of California, Berkeley, February 9.
  • Multiscale modeling of the innate immune to Aspergillus fumigatus in the lung, Pennsylvania State University, February 24.
  • Iron metabolism, Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling, UConn Health, March 30.
  • Algebraic models in systems biology, International Conference on Mathematical Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, April 4.
  • The battle over iron: the innate immune response to Aspergillus fumigatus in the lung, International Workshop on Modeling Metabolic Health, Cambridge, UK, October 6.

2014

  • A systems biology approach to iron metabolism, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, March 26.
  • Algebraic models in systems biology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, April 18.
  • Steady analysis of Boolean network models through model reduction and computational algebra, European Conf. on Comp. Biol. Workshop on the Logical Modelling and Analysis of Cellular Networks, September 8.
  • Dimension reduction of large sparse networks, The Fifth International Workshop on Static Analysis and Systems Biology, September 10.
  • Attractors, Stochasticity, and Spatial Considerations in Mitochondrial Information Transfer, National Cancer Institute Workshop on Mitochondrial Information Transfer, NIH, September 23.

2013

  • The battle for iron: A multiscale in silico model of Aspergillus fumigatus in the airway, Q-Bio Winter Meeting, Honolulu, HI, February 18.
  • PlantSimLab: a simulation laboratory for plant biology, Keystone Symposia Conference on Plant Immunity: Pathways and Translation, Big Sky, Montana, April 9.
  • Dynamical systems over finite fields in systems biology, Workshop on “The Art of Iterating Rational Functions Over Finite Fields,” Banff International Research Station, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, May 8.
  • Iron regulation in health and disease: two case studies, Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington, CT, May 20.
  • Iron regulation in health and disease: two case studies, Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, May 22.
  • PlantSimLab: a simulation laboratory for plant biology, Center for Cell Analysis and Signaling, UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT, June 13.
  • The battle for iron: a multiscale in silico model of Aspergillus fumigatus in the airway, Annual Meeting of the Soc. for Industrial and Applied Math., San Diego, CA, July 11.

2012

  • Algebraic geometry in systems biology, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, January 20.
  • Patterns are everywhere: how and why?, Kids’ Tech University at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, January 21.
  • Cancer Systems Biology, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, Iowa State University, February 1.
  • Algebraic models in systems biology, Department of Mathematics, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, February 16.
  • Algebraic geometry for large networks, DARPA Summit Meeting on Mathematics, Lake Tahoe, NV, February 21.
  • Algebraic models in systems biology, Workshop on Discrete and Topological Models in Molecular Biology, Tampa, FL, March 13.
  • Steady state analysis of Boolean network models via a universal class of models, Special Session on Dynamics of Complex Networks, AMS meeting, Washington, DC, March 18.
  • Wnt sigaling in melanoma cells, Special Session on Mathematical Methods in Disease Modeling, AMS meeting, Washington, DC, March 18.
  • Algebraic models in systems biology, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, April 2.
  • Algebraic models in systems biology, Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, April 19.
  • Cancer systems biology, Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, April 20.
  • Algebraic methods is systems and evolutionary biology, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Columbus, OH, May 11.
  • Iron metabolism, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Columbus, OH, May 18.
  • Science and the fight against cancer, keynote address, American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Tazewell, VA, May 31.
  • The role of SIAM as an advocate for the mathematical sciences community, SIAM Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, July 12.
  • Downregulation of LRP6 inhibits growth of melanoma cells, SIAM Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, July 13.
  • Algebraic models in systems biology, Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, September 6.
  • Algebraic models in systems biology, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech, September 21.
  • Algebraic models in systems biology, Oregon State University, October 8.
  • Iron metabolism and the innate immune response to Aspergillus fumigatus, Oregon State University, October 9.
  • Patterns are everywhere. Why and How?, Kids’ Tech University, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA.
  • Scientific posters: the good, the bad, and the ugly, Virginia Tech SIAM Student Chapter, November 13.

2011

  • Algebraic geometry in systems biology, Workshop on “Algebraic geometry in the sciences,” University of Oslo, Norway, January 11.
  • Patterns are everywhere: how and why?, Kids’ Tech University at Virginia Tech, January 29.
  • A systems biology view of cancer, Workshop at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Cancer Biology Department, Winston-Salem, NC, March 25.
  • A systems biology view of cancer, School of Pharmacy, Xavier University, New Orleans, March 28.
  • A systems biology view of cancer, School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, April 4.
  • Cancer Systems Biology, GBCB Seminar, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, April 21.
  • Trends in Modern Mathematical Biology, keynote address, MAA PREP Workshop on “Mathematical Biology: Beyond Calculus.” Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA, June 13.
  • A mathematical framework for agent based models of complex biological networks, MAA PREP Workshop on “Mathematical Biology: Beyond Calculus.” Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA, June 13.
  • Trends in symbolic computation development and applications, panelist, 17th International Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra (ACA), Houston, TX, June 28.
  • Algebraic computation in bioinformatics and systems biology, plenary address, 17th International Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra (ACA-2011), Houston, TX, June 29.
  • The relationship between iron metabolism and breast cancer, Roche Pharma, Nutley, NJ, August 21.
  • Cancer Systems Biology, New Mexico Center for Spatiotemporal Modeling of Cell Signaling, University of New Mexico, September 8.
  • Algebraic models in systems biology, SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, Raleigh, NC, October 7.
  • Patterns are everywhere: how and why?, Kids’ Tech University at Virginia State University, October 22.
  • Algebraic computation in bioinformatics and systems biology, plenary address, Conference on Technological Applications of Symbolic Computation, Granada, Spain, November 18.

2010

  • Nested canalyzing polynomial dynamical systems, Special Session on Applications of Algebraic Geometry, Amer. Math. Soc. Joint Mathematics Meetings 2010, San Francisco, CA, January 17.
  • The relationship between structure and dynamics in biological networks, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, March 25.
  • Mathematics-aided medicine, Café Scientifique, Blacksburg, VA, March 29.
  • Cancer Systems Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, April 29.
  • Mathematical Biology Education: Beyond Calculus, Keynote Address, Math. Assoc. Amer. Workshop on Mathematical Biology, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA, June 14.
  • Algebraic models in systems biology, Plenary Lecture, Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Columbus, OH, September 1.
  • Mathematics and the public in the U.S.A., Workshop on “Raising Public Awareness of Mathematics,” Obidos, Portugal, September 27.
  • Mathematics and the Systems Biology of Cancer, Minicourse, Annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Anaheim, CA, September 30.
  • Toward a predictive model of iron metabolism, Marie Curie Cancer Center, Paris, France, October 15.
  • Training in Cancer Systems Biology, Annual Meeting of the Cancer Biology Training Consortium, Tuscon, AZ, November 5.
  • Algebraic models in systems biology, University of Kentucky, November 18.
  • Algebraic models in systems biology, Arizona State University, November 29.
  • Kids’ Tech University, Arizona State University, November 30.
  • A systems biology approach to iron metabolism in aging and cancer, Conference on the Systems Biology of Human Aging, Philadelphia, December 7.
  • Toward a predictive model of intracellular iron homeostasis, Glaxo-Smith-Kline, Philadelphia, December 9.
  • A systems biology approach to iron metabolism and cancer, Workshop on Nanotechnology, Proteogenomics, and Visual Analytic Applications for Shistosomiasis Control, Abuja, Nigeria, December 15.

2009

  • Dynamical systems over graphs: the relationship between graph topology and dynamics, Special Session on Applications of Topology, Amer. Mathematical Society, Joint Mathematics Meetings 2009, Washington, D.C., January 5.
  • Introduction to Systems Biology, Department of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, January 20.
  • Careers in computational biology, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, January 22.
  • Algebraic models in systems biology, Mathematics Department, Clemson University, January 26.
  • Biology + Math= Biology, Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL, February 5.
  • Algebraic Methods in Systems Biology, Amer. Mathematical Society, Plenary Address – Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, April 4.
  • Experience in developing collaborations with MSI (particularly HBCUs) with VBI, Achieving Inclusive Excellence in Grant Proposals Workshop, Virginia Tech, May 6.
  • Reverse-engineering in systems biology (short course), Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC), Lisbon, Portugal, May 18-21.
  • Algebraic models in systems biology, Mathematical Applications Seminar series, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., May 28.
  • Discrete models of gene regulation networks, Plenary address, 15th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, June 10.
  • Parameter estimation for algebraic models, Emerging Modelling Methodologies in Medicine and Biology, International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 21.
  • Experimental design and biochemical network inference, Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Society, Washington, D.C., August 3.
  • The relationship between dynamics and structure of biological networks, 47th IEEE Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Urbana-Champaign, IL, Sept. 30.
  • The relationship between dynamics and structure of biological networks, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, Oct 14.
  • Cancer systems biology, National Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Dallas, TX, Oct 16.
  • Careers in computational biology, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA, Nov. 18.
  • A predictive model for the regulation of mammalian iron metabolism, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, December 4.

2008

  • Metabolic fingerprinting of breast cancer, Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics, Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC.
  • Design of experiments and biochemical network inference, Department of Statistics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
  • Algebraic Methods in Systems Biology, University of Marburg, Germany.
  • An introduction to systems biology, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), Durham, NC.
  • Algebraic Methods in Systems Biology, Department of Mathematics, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA.
  • Computer Algebra Methods for the Inference of Biochemical Networks, Department of Mathematics, NC State University, Raleigh, NC.
  • The Dynamics of Conjunctive Boolean Networks, Discrete Models of Biological Networks Workshop, Institut de Mathématiques de Luminy, Marseille, France.
  • Algebraic Methods in Systems Biology, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS), Paris, France.
  • Undergraduate Research Panel, Blackwell-Tapia Conference, SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  • Data analysis for molecular fingerprinting of breast cancer, American Mathematical Society (AMS) Joint International Meeting, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
  • Algebraic Models in Systems Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

2007

  • Parametric Inference of Biochemical Network Models, SIAM Minisymposium on Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems in Biology, Annual Joint Meetings of the AMS-MAA-SIAM, New Orleans, LA.
  • Parametric Inference of Biochemical Network Models, Keynote lecture, 2nd Bioinformatics Research Symposium, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
  • Polynomial dynamical systems over finite fields, with applications to modeling and simulation of biological networks, IMA Workshop on Applications of Algebraic Geometry to Biology, Dynamics, and Statistics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Biochemical network inference, FLAD Computational Biology Collaboratorium (FCBC) at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC), Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Algebraic Methods in Systems Biology, Applied Mathematical Sciences Summer Institute (AMSSI) California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA.
  • The Role of Mathematics in Systems Biology, Second Argentinian Summer School in Biomathematics (BIOMAT), Córdoba, Argentina.
  • Discrete Models of Biochemical Networks: The Toric Variety of Nested Canalyzing Functions. Algebraic Biology 2007, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), Linz, Austria.
  • A mathematical formalism for agent-based modeling, Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms Conference, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
  • Complexity in biological systems, Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI) Workshop, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), Research Triangle Park, NC.
  • Graduate studies in computational biology, The Institute for Math Biology Education and Research (TIMBER), Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

2006

  • A Computational Algebra Approach to the Reverse-engineering of Biochemical Networks, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China.
  • Algebraic Models in Systems Biology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Discrete Models in Epidemiology, Summer School – Mathematical Modeling in Epidemiology, San Salvador, El Salvador.
  • Finite Dynamical Systems, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
  • Mathematical Methods in Computational Biology, Annual Meeting of the Soc. for the Advancement of Native Americans and Chicanos in Science (SACNAS).
  • A Computational Algebra Approach to Yeast Systems Biology, Center for Genomics, Cuernavaca, Mexico.

2005

  • A Computational Algebra Approach to the Reverse Engineering of Gene Regulatory Networks, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • System identification of biochemical networks, Summer School on Nanoscience and Systems Biology, University of Munich, Germany.
  • System identification of biochemical networks using discrete models, Fourth Workshop on the Computation of Biochemical Pathways and Genetic Networks, European Media Lab, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Algebraic Models in Systems Biology, 1st Intl. Conference on Algebraic Biology, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Algebraic Models in Systems Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Taipeh.
  • Mathematical Methods in Computational Biology, First Argentinian Summer School in Biomathematics (BIOMAT), Cordoba, Argentina.
  • A Computational Algebra Approach to Reverse-engineering of Biochemical Networks, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2004

  • Mathematical Models of Biochemical Networks: a case study, Bioinformatics Colloquium, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.
  • Mathematics Methods in Bioinformatics, Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference, Austin, TX.
  • An Optimal Control Problem for in vitro Virus Competition, 43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Bahamas.
  • Discrete Models of Biochemical Networks, Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Finite Dynamical Systems: A Mathematical Foundation for Simulation Science, Univ. Western Ontario, Canada.
  • Finite Dynamical Systems: Theory and Practice, 16th Intl. Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Leuven, Belgium.

2003

  • A Computational Algebra Approach to the Modeling of Biochemical Systems, Univ. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • A Computational Algebra Approach to the Modeling of Biochemical Systems, Univ. of Cordoba, Argentina.
  • A Computer Algebra Approach to the Modeling of Biochemical Systems, Plenary address, International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC), Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Modeling of Biochemical Networks, ISSAC, Drexel University, Philadelphia
  • The Need for Data to Fit Models, NIEHS Workshop on Systems Biology, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  • Polynomial Models of Finite Dynamical Systems, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Open Problems in Algebraic Statistics, American Institute for Mathematics, Palo Alto, CA.
  • Mathematics in the Age of Networks, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
  • Finite Dynamical Systems: theory and practice, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.
  • A Mathematical Foundation for PathSim: a rule-based spatial model of immune response to viral pathogens, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Symbolic Computation Methods in Computational Biology, Technical University, Munich, Germany.
  • Computer Simulation and Biological Systems, Plenary address, Mathematics Conference of the Puerto Rican Math Society, Ponce, Puerto Rico.
  • Computer Simulation of Immune Response to EBV Infection, NIAID workshop, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
  • Reverse Engineering of Gene Regulatory Networks, University of Munich, Germany
  • Reverse-Engineering of Biological Networks, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

2002

  • A New Combinatorial Homotopy Theory of Graphs, University of Western Ontario, New London, Canada.
  • Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave: The Age of Networks, Biever Lecture, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA.
  • Polynomial Methods for Reverse-Engineering of Biochemical Networks, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • Polynomial Methods in Mathematical Biology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
  • A Categorical Framework for Sequential Dynamical Systems, SIAM Conf. on Discrete Mathematics, San Diego, CA.