Two NIMBioS researchers traveled across the country in February to NIMBioS minority-serving institution partners to share their enthusiasm about research at the interface of mathematics and biology
NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Gesham Magombedze spoke on “Transmission and persistence of Johne’s disease: “The ‘Iceberg phenomenon’ and prediction of disease prevalence” in a colloquium talk to the mathematics department at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He also visited and spoke to an undergraduate class.
NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Amiyaal Ilany traveled to University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) to give a talk, “Modeling animal social networks,” to a graduate class. Amiyaal also visited with students and faculty during his stay.
The researchers let those they talked to know about the many opportunities for research, education and collaboration at NIMBioS. NIMBioS enjoys partnerships with both UTEP and Howard, as well as three other minority-serving institutions. NIMBioS has signed joint agreements with these institutions to foster collaboration in areas of research, science and education. The partnerships’ primary goal is to cultivate a more diverse group of researchers capable of conducting research at the math/biology interface.