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NMSU to host talk on mathematics in biology

The New Mexico State University Department of Biology will host a talk titled ?Some mathematical models in biology? at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in Foster Hall, Rm. 231.

This event, which is part of a weekly biology lecture series, features Jianjun Paul Tian of the NMSU Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Tian uses applied mathematics in his research to study biological problems. He uses stochastic processes to model genetic and evolution problems, as well as computational statistics to analyze biological data, and develops statistic methods for inverse problems in mathematical biology.

Using several examples of his current work, Tian will offer an overview of how mathematics can help answer biological questions. Those examples include mathematical models about brain tumor virotherapy, stem cell regulation and spread of infectious diseases.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information on Tian?s research, visit math.nmsu.edu/~jtian/.

The next talk in this series will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in Foster Hall, Rom. 231, and will feature Ian Wallace of the University of Nevada, Reno.