Program Schedule

The following is a tentative program schedule for the minisymposium. Please check back here for the most up-to-date information.

In order to help participants find the Biology building (which is where all in-person talks will take place), please see this map. For further clarity, see the map below (which has the biology building highlighted).

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Friday, August 20, 2021 [Location: BIOL 101 and 102]

1:15 - 1:25 PM
Welcome and opening remarks
1:30 - 2:20 PM
Alun Lloyd — Stochasticity and Heterogeneity in the Aedes aegypti/Dengue Transmission System: Implications for Spread and Control of Infection
Slides: PDF file
2:30 - 3:20 PM
Christina Edholm — Heterogeneity in Transmission for Superspreaders
3:30 - 5:30 PM
In-person poster session

Saturday, August 21, 2021 [Location: BIOL 101 and 102]

8:30 - 9:20 AM
Spencer Hall — Heterogeneity in food web modules of disease: a look at infection classes and resources, host evolution and resources, and stage-structure and predators
9:30 - 10:20 AM
Jude Kong — Phytoplankton competition for nutrients and light in a stratified lake: a mathematical model connecting epilimnion and hypolimnion
Slides: PDF file
10:30 - 11:00 AM
Break
11:00 - 11:50 AM
Mark Lewis — Mathematical Analysis of Animal Movement Patterns
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Lunch break
1:30 - 2:50 PM
Joel Brown — Using Evolutionary Game Theory to Model, Understand and Treat Cancer
3:00 - 3:50 PM
Elizabeth Hobson — The evolution of decision-making, social cognition, and complex sociality
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Remote poster session

Registered Participants

The following is a list of registered participants for the minisymposium. Those who are presented posters have their titles and abstracts listed, as well.

Participant

Poster Title and Abstract (if applicable)
Odelola Veronica Abimbola
Osun State University



Abdulakeem Adams
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria

Antifungal activities of Wood Ash extract of Delonix regia and Mangifera indica against selected fungal plant pathogens

Adeola Adeboje
University of Kansas



Samuel Adeniyi Adeleye
Rutgers University, New-Brunswick

Title (TBA)

Bukola Muibat Adenuga
University of Ibadan

Modeling the Growth of Four Rabbit Breeds

Akande Oluwatosin Adetoye
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, Nigeria



Joshua Oluwasegun Agbomola
Tai Solarin University of Education

Bifurcation analysis and dynamical behavior of an Ebola virus model with Saturated incidence

Linda J. S. Allen
Texas Tech University



Elena Aruffo
York University



Mohammed Althubyani
York University



Lale Asik
University of the Incarnate Word
Email: asik@uiwtx.edu
Poster: PDF file

Elements of disease in a changing world: modelling feedbacks between infectious disease and ecosystems

Oladejo Ayobukola
Federal University of Technology, Akure

Salmonella Infections: The Increased Incidence of Foodborne illness outbreak, Antimicrobial-Resistance, Effects on the economy and Prevention

Bamigbade Gafar Babatunde
Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

Antifungal Activities of Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated during Fermentation of Cassava

Harsimran Bains
Texas Tech University



Mathew Beauregard
Stephen F. Austin State University



Ohiocheoya Benjamin
University of Benin



Zac Bergeron
Kansas State University
Email: zac7@ksu.edu
Presentation: Link to recording

Basic Proof of Finite Speed of Propagation in One Dimensional Degenerate Einstein Brownian Motion Model

Jordan Bramble
University of Kansas
Email: missylink@ku.edu
Presentation: Link to recording
Poster: PDF file

Stochastic Modelling of Event-Based SARS-CoV-2 Superspreading

Gillian Carr
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Email: glcarr@smcm.edu
Presentation: Link to recording
Poster: PDF file

Traveling Band Model for E. coli Transport in the Presence of Limited Immovable Food using the Einstein Paradigm of Brownian Motion

Nydia Chang
Rutgers University



Mohammad Mihrab Uddin Chowdhury
Texas Tech University
Email: MU.Chowdhury@ttu.edu
Presentation: Link to recording

Mitigating the Losses of COVID-19 variants breakthrough following vaccination

Pauline Clin
Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes, France
Email: clin.pauline@gmail.com
Presentation: Link to recording
Poster: PDF file

Immune priming and the limited diversity of resistance genes in host mixtures

Hunter Covey
Texas Tech University



Jared Cullingford
Texas Tech University
Email: Jared.Cullingford@ttu.edu
Presentation: Link to recording
Poster: PDF file

Peaceman Model for Well-Block and Steady-State Einstein Paradigm of Brownian Motion

Olanrewaju Dada
Mountain Top University, Makogi



Sachith Eranga Dassanayaka
Texas Tech University



Jummy David
York University

The effect of human mobility on the spatial spread of airborne diseases: an epidemic model with indirect transmission

Leif Ellingson
Texas Tech University



Rebecca Everett
Haverford College
Email: reverett@haverford.edu
Poster: PDF file

Stoichiometric regulation of immune responses in primary producers

Godservice Eziefule
University of Port Harcourt



Amos Tochukwu Ezeh
University of Ilorin



Tao Feng
Yangzhou University



Khaled Furati
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals



Daozhou Gao
Shanghai Normal University
Email: dzgao@shnu.edu.cn
Presentation: Link to recording
Poster: PDF file

Effects of Asymptomatic Infections on the Spatial Spread of Infectious Diseases

Shasha Gao
University of Florida
Email: shashagao@ufl.edu
Presentation: Link to recording
Poster: PDF file

HPV vaccination strategy: modeling and implications

Srijana Ghimire
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Email: srijana.ghimire1@louisiana.edu
Presentation: Link to recording
Poster: PDF file

Competition and Cooperation on Predation: Bifurcation Theory of Mutualism

Maya Gong
Haverford College
Email: mgong@haverford.edu
Poster: PDF file

Simplified Stoichiometric Model of Nutrient-Mediated Pathogen Dynamics

Nora Heitzman-Breen
Virginia Tech University
Email: norab@vt.edu
Presentation: Link to recording
Poster: PDF file

Mathematical models of Usutu virus infection

Isanka Garli Hevage
Texas Tech University
Email: Isankaupul.Garlihevage@ttu.edu
Presentation: Link to recording
Poster: PDF file

Einstein Brownian Motion with Singularity and Fractional Laplacian on the Boundary

Matthew Hogan
Texas Tech University



Karen Hwang
University of British Columbia
Email: karen.hwang@ubc.ca
Poster: PDF file

Exploring the Contribution of “Silent Spreaders” to COVID-19 Disease Dynamics in British Columbia, Canada

Wisdom Hyginus
Federal University of Technology Owerri



Ifeanyi Ijeomah
Abia State University, Uturu



Saddam Muhammad Ishaq
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences



Md Rafiul Islam
Iowa State University
Email: rafiul@iastate.edu
Poster: PDF file

COVID-19 Vaccination Priority in the United States via Public Health's Multi-objectives Under the CDC Allocation Framework

Rahnuma Islam
Texas Tech University
Email: Rahnuma.Islam@ttu.edu
Presentation: Link to recording
Poster: PDF file

A Nonlinear Einstein Paradigm for Brownian Motion in Chemotactic model exhibiting traveling band in abundant of chemical substrate

Sophia Jang
Texas Tech University



Thilini Jayasinghe
Texas Tech University



Chuseh Ahmadu John
University of Abuja, Nigeria



Christopher Johnson
Texas Tech University



Hussaini Joshua
University of Abuja



Idemili Chidumebi Judith
Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Smart and sustainable technologies: New solutions to Nigeria cum Africa challenges

Mehrdad Kazemi
York University



Abdul Khaliq
Middle Tennessee State University



Peter Kim
University of Sydney



Jasen Lai
The Ohio State University
Email: lai.474@buckeyemail.osu.edu
Presentation: Link to recording
Poster: PDF file

Greedy Algorithm for Solving PDEs

Amanda N. Laubmeier
Texas Tech University



Saheed Lawal
Federal University of Technology, Akure



Anthia Le
The University of Queensland
Email: anthia.le@uq.net.au
Presentation: Link to recording
Poster: PDF file

The Evolution of Menopause

Olotu Titilayo Mabel
Adeleke University, Ede

In silico comparative analysis of BRCA2 gene in some selected animal species in Africa

Joshua C. Macdonald
University of Louisiana
Email: joshua.macdonald1@louisiana.edu
Poster: PDF file

Deciphering the Role of Immune Responses & the Route of Infection In-Host Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) Progression

Thilini Mahanama
Texas Tech University
Email: Thilini.V.Mahanama@ttu.edu
Presentation: Link to recording
Poster: PDF file

Integrating Adverse Outcome Pathways for Drug-Induced Liver Injury

Anay Mehta
Haverford College
Email: aomehta@haverford.edu
Poster: PDF file

Simplified Stoichiometric Model of Nutrient-Mediated Pathogen Dynamics

Christopher Mitchell
Tarleton State University



Okeh Mmaduabuchi
Federal university of technology Owerri



Dike Monalisa
University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria



G M Fahad Bin Mostafa
Texas Tech University
Email: Fahad.Mostafa@ttu.edu
Poster: PDF file

Machine Learning Approaches for Binary Classification to Discover Liver Diseases using Clinical Data

Quiyana Murphy
Virginia Tech University
Email: qmurphy@vt.edu
Presentation: Link to recording

Modeling Testing Strategies to Reduce SARS-COV-2 Transmission

Rabiu Musa
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Email: rabiumusa003@gmail.com
Presentation: Link to recording

Assessing the impact of adherence to Non-pharmaceutical interventions and indirect transmission on the dynamics of COVID-19: a mathematical modeling study

Zahra Movahedi Nia
York University



Kaniz Fatema Nipa
University of Georgia



Ikenna Nometa
University of Hawaii at Manoa



Obed Onyekachi Nwachukwu
University of Uyo



Kayode Daniel Olumoyin
Middle Tennessee State University
Email: Kayode.Olumoyin@mtsu.edu
Poster: PDF file

Data-driven deep learning algorithm for Asymptomatic COVID-19 model with varying mitigation measures and transmission rate

Aurod Ounsinegad
Tarleton State University
Email: aurod.ounsinegad@go.tarleton.edu
Poster: PDF file

Dynamics of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Infection Rates: A Mathematical Approach

Joshua Lee Padgett
University of Arkansas



Angela Peace
Texas Tech University



Logan Post
Haverford College
Email: lpost@haverford.edu
Poster: PDF file

Simplified Stoichiometric Model of Nutrient-Mediated Pathogen Dynamics

Zhuolin Qu
University of Texas at San Antonio



Johnny Rajala
University of Maryland: College Park
Email: johnny.rajala.2019@gmail.com
Poster: PDF file

Tick-mouse Lyme disease models with seasonal variations in the tick and mouse populations

Tedi Ramaj
Western University

A Mathematical Model of Melanoma Treatment via Oncolytic Virotherapy

Akaniro Ifunanya Rejoice
University of Nigeria
Email: ifunanya.akaniro.pg01847@unn.edu.ng
Presentation: Link to recording

Comparative study of copper(II) biosorption by Streptomyces species using four existing models

Chathuri Sandamali
Texas Tech University
Email: Chathuri.T.Sandamali@ttu.edu
Presentation: Link to recording

Modelling and Analysis of Low Persistent ZIKV Dynamics with Sexual Transmission

Kenneth Schmidt
Texas Tech University



Akshay Sharma
Swinburne University of Technology
Email: akshaysharma@swin.edu.au
Presentation: Link to recording
Poster: PDF file

Bistability and noise-induced transient behaviour of steady states in a cancer network with the regulation of microRNA

Qin Sheng
Baylor University



Sherif Eneye Shuaib
York University



Chengjun Sun
Kunming University of Science and Technology



Iroro Tanshi
Texas Tech University



Rebecca Terry
St. Lawrence University



Magdalena Daniela Toda
Texas Tech University



Thomas Kofi Torku
Middle Tennessee State University

Data-driven deep learning algorithms for COVID-19 vaccination model

EmmaLi Tsai
Texas Tech University



Oyita Udiani
Virginia Commonwealth University



Catherine Wakeman
Texas Tech University



Hao Wang
University of Alberta



Xiang-Sheng Wang
University of Louisiana at Lafayette



Curtis Wesley
LeTourneau University



Boya Yang
University of Florida
Email: boya.yang@ufl.edu
Presentation: Link to recording
Poster: PDF file

A unified mathematical model of thyroid hormone regulation and implication for personalized treatment of thyroid disorders

Poroshat Yazdanbakhshghahyazi
University of Central Florida
Email: poroshat@ucf.edu
Presentation: Link to recording

The Impact of Network Heterogeneity on the Spread of Infectious Diseases

Glenn Young
Kennesaw State University



Wenjing Zhang
Texas Tech Universtiy
Email: Wenjing.Zhang@ttu.edu
Poster: PDF file

An Investigation of Tuberculosis Progression Revealing the Role of Macrophages Apoptosis via Sensitivity and Bifurcation Analysis

Collin Zheng
The University of Sydney
Email: collin.zheng@sydney.edu.au
Presentation: Link to recording
Poster: PDF link

Mathematical model for delayed responses in immune checkpoint blockades