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Products of NIMBioS Summer Research Experiences (SRE/REU)

Allostery Group (2016)

Presentations:

Darville J, Gonzales E, Siess J. July 2016. Decoding allostery by mathematical analysis of molecular dynamics simulations. The University of Tennessee Summer STEM Poster Symposium

Darville, J, Nasir, O. October 2016. Decoding Allostery by Mathematical Analysis of Molecular Dynamics Simulations. NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, Knoxville, TN.

Emotions Group (2016)

Presentations:

Cooper, A, Reagan, K, Horton, E. October 2016. Modeling of Human Emotions. NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, Knoxville, TN.

Cooper A, Horton E, Reagan K. July 2016. Dynamic modeling of human emotion. The University of Tennessee Summer STEM Poster Symposium

Cooper A. November 2016. Dynamic modeling of human emotion. Southeastern Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, Duke University.

Games Group (2016)

Product:

Educational computer game: Fossil Finder

Presentations:

Iselin S, Kugathasan H, Miller J. July 2016. Developing video games for inquiry-based mathematics and biology education. The University of Tennessee Summer STEM Poster Symposium.

Kugathasan, H. October 2016. Developing Video Games for Inquiry-Based Elementary and Middle School Mathematics and Biology Education. NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, Knoxville, TN.

Mouse Group (2016)

Presentations:

Igoe, M, Sheets, T. October 2016. A Discrete Age Structured Model of Hantavirus Among Rodents in Paraguay. NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, Knoxville, TN.

DeSalu J, Igoe M, Moran J, Sheets T. July 2016. A discrete age structured model of hantavirus among rodents in paraguay. The University of Tennessee Summer STEM Poster Symposium.

Organelle Group (2016)

Presentations:

Gary A, Liu V, Wu P. July 2016. Developing a particle filtering algorithm to track organelle movement in plant cells. The University of Tennessee Summer STEM Poster Symposium.

Gary, A, Liu, V, Wu, P. October 2016. Developing a Particle Filtering Algorithm to Track Organelle Movements in Plant Cells. NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, Knoxville, TN.

Distemper Group (2015)

Publication:

Dantzler et al. 2016. Canine distemper outbreak modeled in an animal shelter. Letters in Biomathematics, 3(1): 13-28.

Presentations:

Dantzler, A, Hujoel, M, Parkman, V. 2015 July. Canine Distemper Outbreak Modeled in an Animal Shelter. The University of Tennessee Summer STEM Poster Symposium.

Parkman V. 2015 November. Canine distemper outbreak modeled in an animal shelter. NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, Knoxville, TN.

Parkman V. 2016 Nov 7-8. Canine distemper modeling. Southeastern Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, Duke University. Host-Pathogen Group 2015

Rohly, M, Johnson, T, Khanal, J. 2015 July. Exploring Host-Pathogen Interactions with Agent-Based Models in Netlogo. The University of Tennessee Summer STEM Poster Symposium.

Rohly M. 2015 November. Exploring host-pathogen interactions with agent-based models in NetLogo. NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, Knoxville, TN.

Rohly M. 2016 February. Modeling host-pathogen interactions using agent-based models. Columbus State University.

Invasive Species Group (2015)

Product: Comflo - an interactive commodity flow visualization system developed by project participants. Presentations:

Wikle, N, Yan, R, Gauli, A. 2015 July. Projecting Domestic Species Invasion Spread Using Commodity Flow Pathways. The University of Tennessee Summer STEM Poster Symposium.

Wikle N, Yan R. 2015 November. Projecting terrestrial species invasion spread using commodity flow pathways. NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, Knoxville, TN.

Kidney Group (2015)

Presentations:

Lin, Y, Bedell, M, Roman-Melendez, E. 2015 July. Modeling the Distribution of Fluid Pressure in the Kidney. The University of Tennessee Summer STEM Poster Symposium.

Tuberculosis Group (2015)

Presentations:

Mummah, R, Sashidar, D, Wei, J. 2015 July. Discriminating Between Alternative Mechanisms of Formation of Mycobacterial Granulomas in vitro. The University of Tennessee Summer STEM Poster Symposium.

Wei J. 2015 November. Discriminating between alternative mechanisms of in vitro mycobacterial granuloma formation in Johne's disease. NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, Knoxville, TN.

Ants Group (2014)

Presentations:

Marken J, Rooks N, Whyte B. 2014 Could diminishing aggression in the Argentine ants lead to supercolony collapse? UT Summer STEM Symposium. July 2014. [Online program]

Bovine Respiratory Disease Group (2014)

Presentations:

Anyaeche V, James T, Kuramoto T, Nelson T. 2014. An epidemiological model of bovine respiratory syncytial virus infection dynamics. UT Summer STEM Symposium. July 2014. [Online program]

Edge Group (2014)

Presentations:

Boribong B, Cruz M, Hong F, Earl J, Hoban S. 2015. Poster: A meta-analysis of coastal populations' genetic diversity of species throughout their range. Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Boribong B, Cruz M, Hong F. 2014. A meta-analysis of coastal populations: Genetic diversity of species throughout their range. UT Summer STEM Symposium. July 2014. [Online program]

Boribong B. 2014. A meta-analysis of coastal populations' genetic diversity of species throughout their range. MBI Undergraduate Capstone Conference, Columbus, OH. August 2014. [Conference link]

Facial Expression Group (2014)

Presentations:

Massaro M, Moran K, Roberson B. 2014. Mixed smiles: An analysis of the coherence between experimental and behavioral response following ambiguous emotional stimuli. UT Summer STEM Symposium. July 2014. [Online program]

Cardiac Rhythm Disorder Group (2014)

Presentations:

Comer M, McDowell R, Go V, Shamshoian J. 2014. Heart of the matter: predicting cardiac rhythm disorders using statistical techniques. UT Summer STEM Symposium. July 2014. [Online program]

Tuberculosis Group (2014)

Publication:

McDaniel MM, Krishna N, Handagama WG, Eda S, Ganusov VV. 2016. Quantifying limits on replication of death, and quiescence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in mice. Frontiers in Microbiology. DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2016.00862 [Online]

Presentations:

Handagama W, Krishna N, McDaniel MM.2014. Quantifying limits on replication, death, and quiescence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in mice. UT Summer STEM Symposium. July 2014. [Online program]

Handagama W, Krishna N, McDaniel MM. 2014. Quantifying limits on replication, death, and quiescence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in mice. MBI Undergraduate Capstone Conference, Columbus, OH. August 2014. [Conference link]

Birds Group (2013)

Presentations:

Bender N, Mason C, Shahi S. 2013. Automatic detection of Prairie Warbler through audio recordings. July 2013. UT STEM REU Symposium. [Online program]

Bender N. 2014. Automatic detection of rare bird species using neural networks. Joint Math Meetings, Baltimore, MD. January 2014. [Conference link]

Bender N. 2013. Automatic detection of rare birds from audio recordings. Mid-Hudson Mathematics Conference, Bard College. November 2013. [Conference link]

Bender N, Mason C, Shahi S. 2013. Automatic detection of rare birds from audio recordings. NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference (URC 2013), Knoxville, TN. 16-17 November 2013. [Online abstracts]

Bender N. Automatic detection of rare bird species. Mathematics Dept, Marist College. September 2013.

Cat Group (2013)

Presentations:

Hale B, Hoang K, Schaber K, Rice H. 2013. Modeling feline infectious peritonitis in a cattery. UT STEM REU Symposium. July 2013. [Online program]

Hale B and Schaber K. 2013. Modeling feline infectious peritonitis in a cattery. NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics, Knoxville, TN. 16-17 November 2013. [Online abstracts]

Cattle Group (2013)

Presentations:

Keung J, Napoles M, Vella M. 2013. Agent-based model to investigate Escherichia coli transmission between pastoral beef cattle. UT STEM REU Symposium. July 2013. [Online program]

Keung J. 2013. Agent-based model to investigate seasonality in Escherichia coli O157 transmission between pastoral beef cattle. NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics, Knoxville, TN. 16-17 November 2013. [Online abstracts]

Keung J and Napoles M. Agent-based model to investigate seasonality in Escherichia coli O157 transmission between pastoral beef cattle. Undergraduate Research Capstone Conference, Mathematical Biosciences Institute. August 2013. [Conference link]

Genome Group (2013)

Presentations:

Adams R, Oballe C, Rudy N. 2013. Predicting codon usage bias from a probabilistic model using codon position and gene expression. UT STEM REU Symposium. July 2013. [Online program]

Heart Group (2013)

Presentations:

Estes S, Kalobwe E, Utsey K. 2013. An interactive Mathematica notebook for synthetic fetal electrocardiograms. UT STEM REU Symposium. July 2013. [Online program]

Utsey K and Estes S. 2013. Mathematical modeling of fetal electrocardiograms. NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics, Knoxville, TN. 16-17 November 2013. [Online abstracts]

Social Networks Group (2013)

Presentations:

Beckmann C, Bloom J, Lambert J, Ward R. 2013. Modeling social network dynamics in the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta). UT STEM REU Symposium. July 2013. [Online program]

Beckmann C and Lambert J. 2013. Social structure and rank predict fitness in spotted hyenas. NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics, Knoxville, TN. 16-17 November 2013. [Online abstracts]

Lambert J. 2013. Modeling social network dynamics in the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta). Undergraduate Capstone Conference, Mathematical Biosciences Institute. August 2013. [Conference link]

Imprinting Group (2012):

Presentations:

Collier S, Lasebikan O, Liu Y. 2012. Modeling the evolution of male sexual imprinting. University of Tennessee STEM REU Symposium. Knoxville, TN. July 20, 2012. [Online program]

Collier S, Lasebikan O, Liu Y. 2012. Modeling the evolution of male sexual imprinting. Society of Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting. Knoxville, TN. July 25-28, 2012. [Online abstracts]

Genome Group (2012):

Presentations:

Dillon J, Li W, Perez A. 2012. Modeling protein translation and genome evolution. University of Tennessee STEM REU Symposium. Knoxville, TN. July 20, 2012. [Online program]

Dillon J, Li W, Perez A. 2012. Modeling protein translation and genome evolution. Society of Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting. Knoxville, TN. July 25-28, 2012. [Online abstracts]

Plants Group (2012):

Presentations:

Hall F, Welch J, Woodard D. 2012. The effects of constituent monoterpenes of Monarda on sporulation and germ tube growth of Beauveria bassiana. University of Tennessee STEM REU Symposium. Knoxville, TN. July 20, 2012. [Online program]

Hall F, Welch J, Woodard D. 2012. The effects of constituent monoterpenes of Monarda on sporulation and germ tube growth of Beauveria bassiana. Society of Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting. Knoxville, TN. July 25-28, 2012. [Online abstracts]

Salmonella Group (2012):

Presentations:

Crosley E, Nivens A, Rubin I. 2012. Spatially explicit model of Salmonella transmission in grower pigs. University of Tennessee STEM REU Symposium. Knoxville, TN. July 20, 2012. [Online program]

Crosley E, Nivens A, Rubin I. 2012. Spatially explicit model of Salmonella transmission in grower pigs. Society of Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting. Knoxville, TN. July 25-28, 2012. [Online abstracts]

Johne’s Group (2012):

Presentations:

Bogen S, Robins J, Westhoek A. 2012. Agent-based model for Johne’s disease dynamics in a dairy herd. University of Tennessee STEM REU Symposium. Knoxville, TN. July 20, 2012. [Online program]

Bogen S, Robins J, Westhoek A. 2012. Agent-based model for Johne’s disease dynamics in a dairy herd. Society of Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting. Knoxville, TN. July 25-28, 2012. [Online abstracts]

Virus Group (2012):

Presentations:

Schaefer K. 2012. Modeling of Early SIV/HIV Infection. Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship, Valparaiso University. Paper 112.

Hennessey K, Mutambuka V, Rhoads A. 2012. Estimating rates of HIV recombination during first months post infection. University of Tennessee STEM REU Symposium. Knoxville, TN. July 20, 2012. [Online program]

Hennessey K, Mutambuka V, Rhoads A. 2012. Estimating rates of HIV recombination during first months post infection. Society of Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting. Knoxville, TN. July 25-28, 2012. [Online abstracts]

Cells Group (2011):

Presentations:

Yang Y. 2011. Statistical Tracking of Fast Movements of Organelles. Oral Presentation. Undergraduate Research Symposium at Washington University (WUSTL) in the Biological Sciences and Psychology. Midstates Consortium for Math and Science. St Louis, MO. October 28-29, 2011.

Blankenship T and Yang Y. 2011. Oral Presentation. Statistical Tracking of Fast Movements of Organelles. Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics, Knoxville, TN. October 21-22, 2011. [Online abstracts]

Manuscripts:

Yang, Y. 2011. The Kalman Filter Combined With Hungarian Algorithm Successfully Tracked Fast Moving Peroxisomes. Senior Thesis. The Beloit Biologist. Beloit College, Beloit WI. Submitted December, 2011.

Blankenship T, Tisdale C, Yang Y. 2011. Statistical Tracking of Fast Movement of Organelles. Involve, A Journal of Mathematics (submitted)

Cats Group (2011):

Presentations:

Lee L and Nguyen A. 2011. Oral Presentation. Modeling feral cat population dynamics in Knox County, TN. Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics, Knoxville, TN. October 21-22, 2011. [Online abstracts]

Lee L and Nguyen A. 2012. Poster. Modeling feral cat population dynamics in Knox County, TN. MAA Undergraduate Poster Session at the Joint Mathematics Meeting, Boston, MA. January 6, 2012.

New J, Lee LE, Nguyen ATN, Lenhart SM, Robl N, Bugman AM, New JC Jr., Lammers B, Jennings TL, Weimer H. 2011. Modeling feral cat population dynamics in Knox County, TN. Conference of Research Workers in Animal Disease. Chicago, IL, December 6, 2011.

Lee L and Nguyen A. 2012. Oral Presentation. Modeling feral dynamics. University of Tennessee Third Annual Honors Symposium, Knoxville, TN. March 2012. [Honors Program]

Lee L and Nguyen A. 2012. Poster Presentation. Modeling feral dynamics. 15th Annual Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) at University of Tennessee (EURēCA), Knoxville, TN. March 2012.

Birds Group (2011):

Presentations:

Botesteanu D, Goglio F, Yong Y. Oral Presentation. 2011. How does the effort a mother bird expends on her offspring depend on the attractiveness of her mate? Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics, Knoxville, TN. October 21-22, 2011. [Online abstracts]

Botesteanu D. Poster. 2012. How does the effort a mother bird expends on her offspring depend on the attractiveness of her mate? Undergraduate Poster Session at the Joint Mathematics Meeting, Boston, MA. January 6, 2012.

Virus Group (2011):

Presentations:

Schaefer K. 2012. Modeling the First 7 days of HIV Infection. NCUR, National Conference of Undergraduate Researchers, Ogden, UT. March 29-30, 2012.

Noecker C, Schaefer K, Zaccheo K. 2011. Oral Presentation. Modeling the First 7 days of HIV Infection. Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics, Knoxville, TN. October 21-22, 2011. [Online abstracts]

Manuscripts:

Noecker C, Schaefer K, Zaccheo K, Yang Y, Day J, Ganusov VV. 2015. Simple Mathematical Models Do Not Accurately Predict Early SIV Dynamics. Viruses. 2015 Mar 13;7(3):1189-217. [Online]

Plants Group (2011):

Chitrakar R and Shrestha S. 2011. The Effect of Borneol on the Germination and Growth of the fungus Beauveria bassiana. Oral Presentation. Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics, Knoxville, TN. October 21-22, 2011. [Online abstracts]

Biodiveristy Group (2010):

Presentations:

Bulger D, Geyer K, Trask J. 2010. Biodiversity in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Past and Present Measures. Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics, Knoxville, TN. November 17-18, 2010. [Online abstracts]

Ant Group (2010):

Presentations:

Collins J and Thai N. 2010. Oral Presentation. Two Ant Species Competition and Climate Change. Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics, Knoxville, TN. November 17-18, 2010. [Online abstracts]

Plant Group (2010):

Presentations:

Liu W. 2011. Oral Presentatation. Cymene inhibition of Beauveria bassiana spore germination Phytopathology 101:S109. Joint Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society and the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences, Honolulu, HI. August 6 -10, 2011. [Online abstracts]

Keleman R. 2010. Oral Presentation. Modeling the effects of cymene on the distribution of germination and growth of Beauveria bassiana. Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics, Knoxville, TN. November 17-18, 2010. [Online abstracts]

Johne's Group (2010):

Presentations:

Massaro T and Yang G. 2010. Using a system of difference equations to examine the relative effectiveness of a test and cull management strategy with the new EVELISA testing versus commercial ELISA testing. Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics, Knoxville, TN. November 17-18, 2010. [Online abstracts]

Manuscripts:

Massaro T, Lenhart S, Spence M, Drakes C, Yang G, Agusto F, Johnson R, Whitlock B, Wadhwa A, Eda S. 2013. Modeling for cost analysis of Johne's disease control based on EVELISA testing. Journal of Biological Systems, 21(4): 1340010. [Online]


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