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Past NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow

Folashade Agusto

F. Agusto photo. Dates: September 2009 – August 2011

Project Title: Mathematical analysis and optimal control of transmission dynamics of bovine tuberculosis

As a NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow, Folashade Agusto (Ph.D. Mathematical Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, 2008) conducted research involving mathematical analysis and optimal control of transmission dynamics of infectious diseases with focus on bovine tuberculosis, malaria and avian influenza. Upon completing her fellowship at NIMBioS, Dr. Agusto accepted a position as assistant professor of mathematics at Austin Peay State University.

Mentors
Mathematics: Suzanne Lenhart
Biology: Agricola Odoi

Personal website

NIMBioS Seminar: Optimal control of the spread of malaria super-infectivity

Feature Story: Mathematic models help formulate strategies for controlling infectious disease

Video Interview: Transmission dynamics of infectious disease

Publications while at NIMBioS

Gaoue OG, Jiang J, Ding W, Agusto FB, Lenhart S. 2015. Optimal harvesting strategies for timber and non-timber forest products in tropical ecosystems. Theoretical Ecology.

Joshi HR, Lenhart S, Hota S, Agusto F. 2015. Optimal control of an SIR model with changing behavior through an education campaign. Electronic Journal of Differential Equations, 2015(50): 1-14. [Online]

Agusto FB, Del Valle SY, Blayneh KW, Ngonghala CN, Goncalves MJ, Li N, Zhao R, Gong H. 2013. The impact of bed-net use on malaria prevalence. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 320: 58-65. [Online].

Agusto FB, Gumel AB. 2013. Qualitative dynamics of lowly- and highly-pathogenic avian influenza strains. Mathematical Biosciences, 243(2): 147-162. [Online]. Agusto FB, Marcus N, Okosun KO. 2012. Application of optimal control to the epidemiology of malaria. Electronic Journal of Differential Equations, vol. 2012(2012, no. 81): 1-22. [Online].

Agusto FB, Bewick S, Parshad RD. 2012. Mosquito management in the face of natural selection. Mathematical Biosciences, 239(1): 154-168. [Online].

Agusto FB, Gumel AB, Lenhart S, Odoi A. 2011. Mathematical analysis of the transmission dynamics of bovine tuberculosis model. Journal of Mathematical Methods in Applied Sciences 34:1873-1887. [Online]

Parshad RD, Agusto FB. 2011. Global dynamics of a PDE model for Aedes aegypti mosquitoe incorporating female sexual preference. Dynamics of PDE, 8(4):311-343. [Online]

Agusto FB, Ogunye OR. 2010. Avian influenza optimal seasonal vaccination therapy. ANZIAM Journal. 51:394–405. [Online]

Agusto FB, Okosun KO. 2010. Optimal seasonal biocontrol for Eichhornia Crassipes. International Journal of Biomathematics. 3(3):1-15. [Online].

Presentations while at NIMBioS

Austin Peay State University, February 2011

University of Washington, Tacoma, February 2011

AMS Special Session on Structured Models in Ecology, Evolution, and Epidemiology: Periodicity, Extinction, and Chaos, Joint Math Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2011

7th International Conference on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, December 2010

Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology, November 2010

Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology, Aug 29 – Sep 1, 2010

Minisymposium on Applications of Control in Biology, SIAM Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, July 2010

Participation in NIMBioS Activities

Concurrent with Agusto's postdoctoral appointment, Agusto was co-organizer for the NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Malaria Modeling and Control, June 2011. Agusto also participated in the NIMBioS Tutorial: Stochastic Modeling in Biology; the 2009 and 2010 Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics; the NIMBioS Tutorial: Graph Theory and Biological Networks; the NIMBioS-BioQUEST-SCALE-IT: Computational Biology Curriculum Development Tutorial; the NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Modeling Toxoplasma gondii; the NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Optimal Control and Optimization for Individual-based and Agent-based Models; and the NIMBioS Tutorial: Optimal Control and Optimization for Biologists. Agusto also gave a NIMBioS Interdisciplinary Seminar talk, "Optimal control of the spread of malaria super-infectivity."

Education, Outreach and Training

Agusto was an invited participant in the MBI Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology in 2010 and gave invited talks at Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee and at Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee. Agusto also mentored students in NIMBioS' Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Agusto mentored and assisted short-term visitor Eti Dwi Wiraningsih with her research and visit.

Agusto attended two workshops -- "How Can You Tell if the Light Goes on? Designing a Classroom Assessment Strategy and "How to Mentor and Advise Ph.D. Students" -- at the University of Tennessee's Teaching and Learning Center. She participated in the NIMBioS Tutorial: Stochastic Modeling in Biology, the NIMBioS Tutorial: Optimal Control and Optimization for Biologists, the NIMBioS Tutorial: Graph Theory and Biological Networks; the MBI Workshop: Ecology and Control of Invasive Species, Including Insects and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), South Section Short Course: Teaching Differential Equations Inquiry-Style.

Collaborators

Abba Gumel (University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada); Suzanne Lenhart (University of Tennessee, Knoxville); Agricola Odoi (University of Tennessee, Knoxville); Kazeem Okosun (Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa); Rana Parshad (King Abdullah University of Science & Technology); Michel Tchuenche (University of Dares Salaam, Tanzania) ; Xiaopeng Zhao (University of Tennessee, Knoxville); Sharon Bewick (NIMBioS)


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