Dates: August 2012 – August 2014
Project Title: How animal metabolism shapes isotopic signatures of trophic dynamics
Chris Remien (Ph.D. Mathematics, Univ. of Utah, 2012) develops dynamic mathematical models to understand the role of diet and metabolism on stable isotope ratios of animal tissues. Upon completing his fellowship, Dr. Remien accepted a position as assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Idaho.
LiveScience Profile Q&A with Dr. Remien: The art of mathematical modeling
NIMBioS Seminar: Modeling biological markers: Acetaminophen and stable isotope dynamics
Video Interview: Animals, nutrients and toxins
Publications while at NIMBioS
Remien CH. 2015. Modeling the dynamics of stable isotope tissue-diet enrichment. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 367: 14-20. [Online]
Remien CH, Adler FR, Chesson LA, Valenzuela LO, Ehleringer JR, Cerling TE. 2014. Deconvolution of isotope signals from bundles of multiple hairs. Oecologia, 175(3): 781-789. [Online]
Sussman NL, Remien CH, Kanwal F. 2014. The end of Hepatitis C. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 12(4): 533-536. [Online]
Remien CH, Sussman NL, Adler FR. 2014. Mathematical modelling of chronic acetaminophen metabolism and liver injury. Mathematical Medicine and Biology, 31(3): 302-317. [Online]
Presentations while at NIMBioS
Remien CH. August 2014. Deconvolution of isotope signals mixed from sampling bundles of multiple hairs. SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences, Charlotte, NC.
Remien CH. February 2014. Mathematical models of biological markers. Utah State Univ.
Remien CH. February 2014. Mathematical models of biological markers. Middlebury College.
Remien CH. January 2014. Mathematical models of biological markers. Univ. of Idaho.
Remien CH. January 2014. Mathematical models of biological markers. North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC.
Remien CH. October 2013. Uncovering mysteries with mathematical models of biological markers. Applied Math Seminar, Tennessee State Univ., Nashville, TN.
Remien CH. September 2013. Uncovering mysteries with mathematical models of biological markers. Invited Seminar, College of Math and Science, Univ. of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK.
Remien CH, Sussman NL, Adler FR. 10-13 June 2013. Mathematical modeling acetaminophen metabolism and liver injury. Society of Mathematical Biology (SMB) 2013 Annual Meeting, Tempe, AZ.
Remien C. 18 April 2013. Mathematical modeling of liver injury from acetaminophen overdose. NIMBioS Seminar Series, NIMBioS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. [Online]
Remien CH. March 2013. You are more than what you eat. IDEAS of March Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
Collaborators: Frederick Adler (University of Utah), Terry Box (University of Utah), Thure Cerling (University of Utah), Lesley Chesson (University of Utah), Denise Dearing (University of Utah), James Ehleringer (University of Utah), Sanjiv Harpavat (Baylor College of Medicine), Fasiha Kanwal (Baylor College of Medicine), William Lee (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas), Aaron Miller (University of Utah), Norman Sussman (Baylor College of Medicine), Luciano Valenzuela (CONICET, University of Utah)
Education, Outreach and Training
Co-taught a graduate course in Mathematical Ecology with Louis Gross, Fall 2013
Mentored a group of five graduate students in the MBI-NIMBioS-CAMBAM Summer Graduate Workshop
Regularly attended NIMBioS seminars and EEB Department seminars.
Regularly attended NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellows Professional Development Series
Organized and had significant interaction with the NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellows Invited Distinguished Visitors.
Hosted Aaron Miller as NIMBioS short-term visitor
Tylenol Scares: New Method May Help Make Life-Saving Decision. NIMBioS Blog.
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