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Women in Mathematical Biology

Research Collaboration Workshop, NIMBioS, Knoxville, June 2015

  • Anita T. Layton
  • Laura A. Miller
  • Offers an introductory glimpse at recent research in mathematical biology

  • Includes research and review articles on a wide range of topics and applications

  • Perfect for students interested in doing research in quantitative modeling and analysis in the life sciences

Conference proceedings

Part of the Association for Women in Mathematics Series book series (AWMS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Megan Hastings Hagenauer, Jennifer A. Crodelle, Sofia H. Piltz, Natalia Toporikova, Paige Ferguson, Victoria Booth
    Pages 1-21
  3. Jennifer A. Crodelle, Sofia H. Piltz, Victoria Booth, Megan Hastings Hagenauer
    Pages 23-48
  4. Natalia Toporikova, Megan Hastings Hagenauer, Paige Ferguson, Victoria Booth
    Pages 49-62
  5. Maria-Veronica Ciocanel, Tracy L. Stepien, Aurélie Edwards, Anita T. Layton
    Pages 75-100
  6. Ioannis Sgouralis, Anita T. Layton
    Pages 101-113
  7. Arietta Fleming-Davies, Sara Jabbari, Suzanne L. Robertson, Tri Sri Noor Asih, Cristina Lanzas, Suzanne Lenhart et al.
    Pages 137-161
  8. Kimberly S. Sheldon, Longhua Zhao, Angela Chuang, Iordanka N. Panayotova, Laura A. Miller, Lydia Bourouiba
    Pages 163-178
  9. Longhua Zhao, Iordanka N. Panayotova, Angela Chuang, Kimberly S. Sheldon, Lydia Bourouiba, Laura A. Miller
    Pages 179-210
  10. Nicholas A. Battista, Andrea N. Lane, Laura A. Miller
    Pages 211-231
  11. Anita T. Layton, Laura A. Miller
    Pages E1-E1
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 251-252

About these proceedings


Inspired by the Research Collaboration Workshop for Women in Mathematical Biology, this volume contains research and review articles that cover topics ranging from models of animal movement to the flow of blood cells in the embryonic heart. Hosted by the National Institute for Mathematics and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), the workshop brought together women working in biology and mathematics to form four research groups that encouraged multidisciplinary collaboration and lifetime connections in the STEM field. This volume introduces many of the topics from the workshop, including the aerodynamics of spider ballooning; sleep, circadian rhythms, and pain; blood flow regulation in the kidney; and the effects of antimicrobial therapy on gut microbiota and microbiota and Clostridium difficile. Perfect for students and researchers in mathematics and biology, the papers included in this volume offer an introductory glimpse at recent research in mathematical biology. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anita T. Layton
    • 1
  • Laura A. Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Mathematics and BiologyUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

About the editors

Anita Layton is the Robert R. and Katherine B. Penn Associate Professor of Mathematics at Duke University. She is the author, along with Aurelie Edwards, of the Lecture Notes on Mathematical Modeling in the Life Sciences volume Mathematical Modeling of Renal Physiology (2013). Her research focuses on mathematical physiology, multiscale numerical methods, and numerical methods for immersed boundary problems.

Laura Miller is Associate Professor of Biology and Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also serves as Principal Investigator of the Mathematical Physiology Group. Her research examines the developmental and evolutionary significance of fluid dynamic forces in biological systems, particularly how biological structures have evolved to increase fluid transport and locomotion efficiency, the way fluid forces constrain biological design, and the influence of fluid scaling effects during animal development.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Women in Mathematical Biology
  • Book Subtitle Research Collaboration Workshop, NIMBioS, Knoxville, June 2015
  • Editors Anita T. Layton
    Laura A. Miller
  • Series Title Association for Women in Mathematics Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Association for Women in Mathematics Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) and the Association for Women in Mathematics 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-60302-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86831-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-60304-9
  • Series ISSN 2364-5733
  • Series E-ISSN 2364-5741
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 252
  • Number of Illustrations 43 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Physiological, Cellular and Medical Topics
    Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics
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