NIMBioS supported several Sabbatical Fellows each year during the period 2010 – 2016. NIMBioS no longer provides financial support for Sabbatical Fellows, but continues to provide office space and a collaborative scientific environment for self-supported visitors. These individuals come to NIMBioS for visits of up to several months duration, with the length of stay determined by the objectives of the proposed project. For more information about self-supported visits and how to apply, click here.
Richard Schugart (Mathematics, Western Kentucky Univ.)
Project Title: Investigating optimal treatment protocols for the treatment of a bacterial infection in a wound using oxygen therapy
Richard Schugart will use optimal control theory to analyze and develop oxygen therapy treatment protocols for treating bacterial infection in wounds.
Sabbatical Dates: August 17, 2015 - July 28, 2016
Krishna NA, Pennington HM, Coppola CD, Eisenberg MC, Schugart RC. 2015. Connecting local and global sensitivities in a mathematical model for wound healing. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 77(12):2294-2324. [Online]
Schugart RC. November 2015. Connecting local and global sensitivities for a mathematical model in wound healing. Contributed Talk, 35th Annual Mathematics Symposium, Western Kentucky University.
Schugart RC. November 2015. Can Mathematics Heal All Wounds? Seminar Talk, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Schugart RC. November 2015. Using Optimal Control Theory to Analyze the Treatment of a Bacterial Infection in a Wound Using Oxygen Therapy. Contributed Talk, 35th Annual Mathematics Symposium, Western Kentucky University.
Schugart RC. October 2015. Connecting local and global sensitivities for a mathematical model in wound healing. Casual Seminar Talk, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Schugart RC. October 2015. Connecting local and global sensitivities for a mathematical model in wound healing. Contributed Talk, The 35th Southeastern Atlantic Conference on Differential Equations, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Schugart RC. September 2015. Can Mathematics Heal All Wounds? Graduate Student Seminar Talk, Department of Mathematics, Western Kentucky University.
Schugart RC. 2016-2017. Using Individual Data to Predict a Wound-Healing Outcome. Kentucky Science and Engineering Program - The Research and Development Program, RDE-019. $30000. Applied.
Schugart RC. 2016-2017. Developing and analyzing mathematical models in wound healing to engage undergraduate students in mathematical research. Council for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, RDE-019. $25000. Applied.
Glenn Ledder (Mathematics, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln)
Project Title: Dynamic energy budget modeling and multi-component systems
Glenn Ledder is focusing on three specific projects developed by the NIMBioS Working Group on Dynamic Energy Budget Modeling of Trees, which he co-organizes, including (1) a physiology/environment component that tracks the uptake of nitrogen from the soil and carbon from the air under a given set of environmental conditions and with given assumptions about plant architecture, stoichiometry, and physiological traits; (2) a dynamic energy budget component that uses the uptake rates from the physiology/environment component to determine growth rates of various plant structures such as leaves and roots; and (3) an architecture/stoichiometry component determines how new tissues are organized and presented.
Sabbatical Dates: February 1-April 30, 2016
NIMBioS seminar: Allocation of resources in two-component systems
Ben Fitzpatrick (Mathematics, Loyola Marymount Univ.)
Project Title: Bayesian uncertainty quantification and control for agent-based models of biological and social systems
Ben Fitzpatrick is focusing on a holistic mathematical, statistical and computational approach to uncertainty quantification and uncertainty management for control, design and optimization of systems in which the underlying biological, ecological and social systems are governed by complex stochastic multi-scale (in time, space and other structure variables) dynamics.
Sabbatical Dates: February 1-April 30, 2016
Project Title: Understanding the physical drivers of allometric patterns in trees.
Chuck Price will utilize novel theoretical approaches based on physical first principles combined with a meta-analysis of published data to advance our understanding of the general principles governing plant form and allometry.
Sabbatical Dates: June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016