Calistus N. Ngonghala

Calistus N. Ngonghala, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, NIMBioS

Contact Information

National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
1534 White Ave., Blount Hall, Suite 400
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-1527
Phone: (865) 974-9195
Fax: (865) 974-9300


Ph.D. Mathematics, West Virginia University, 2011.
Areas of specialization: Mathematical biology, economic epidemiology and dynamical systems
Thesis title: Mathematical modeling/analysis of epidemiological and chemical systems
Advisors: Kenneth Showalter and Mary Ann Clarke

Masters of Science in Mathematics, University of Buea, Cameroon

Bachelor of Science Honours degree in mathematics with a minor in Computer science, University of Buea, Cameroon

Research Interests

Mathematical modeling of biological and epidemiological systems, mathematical modeling of feedbacks between disease and income and dynamical systems
Mathematical modeling of biological/epidemiological systems (applying deterministic, stochastic, network, and agent-based modeling techniques to investigate the dynamics of infectious diseases and other biological and epidemiological processes.)
Mathematical modeling of feedbacks between disease and income (applying mathematical, statistical and computational techniques to model the interplay between disease and income and to determine optimal economic development and health intervention measures)
Dynamical Systems (applying the theory of dynamical systems, applied nonlinear analysis, and numerical methods to study extreme multistability involving the co-existence of an infinite number of attractors in coupled biological, chemical and physical systems.)

Current research topic: Modeling the immunological host-pathogen interaction of Johne's disease to understand its pathology and treatment.


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