- Instructor in the Department of Population Health Sciences
- Instructor in the Department of Mathematics (Joint)

**External address:**1021 Minerva Ave, Apt 2, Durham, NC 27701

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# Marc Daniel Ryser

**External address: **1021 Minerva Ave, Apt 2, Durham, NC 27701
### Research Areas and Keywords

##### Biological Modeling

##### Computational Mathematics

##### PDE & Dynamical Systems

##### Probability

##### Education & Training

### Selected Grants

## Pages

## Mathematics

## Academics

## Current Students

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- Instructor in the Department of Population Health Sciences
- Instructor in the Department of Mathematics (Joint)

cancer biology, cancer epidemiology, early carcinogenesis, Human papillomavirus, cancer evolution

cancer evolution

bone biology, pattern formation

cancer biology, cancer epidemiology, early carcinogenesis, Human papillomavirus, cancer evolution

**I am the recipient of the 2013 Doctoral Prize of the Canadian Mathematical Society..**

**Recently in the news: my HPV research.**

Currently, I am working on the following topics:

- Intratumor heterogeneity: spatial stochastic modeling
- HPV and cervical cancer: stochastic modeling at tissue-level
- Sexual networks and HPV vaccination: infectious disease dynamics on random dynamic graphs
- Synthetic biology: modeling of synthetically engineered bacterial cultures
- Bone remodeling: stochastic spatial models and evolutionary game theory

For a detailed description of past and current research projects, please visit http://www.math.duke.edu/~ryser/research.html

Areas of Expertise: Clinical Decision Sciences and Epidemiology

Ph.D., McGill University Faculty of Medicine 2011

Ph.D., McGill University (Canada) 2011

Mathematical Analysis of Spatial Cancer Models awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019

The Mathematics of Breast Cancer Overtreatment: Improving Treatment Choice through Effective Communication of Personalized Cancer Risk awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2018

In cancer treatment, metastatic tumors receive equal treatment. Patients are given the same aggressive therapies when abnormal clusters of cells are discovered early, even if they may be harmless. In research studies co-led by Duke's Marc Ryser... read more »

Kevin Murgas (Biomedical Engineering, Class 2017), started working on this project during a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in mathematical biology in the summer of 2015. Together with his research mentor, Dr. Marc Ryser, they... read more »

A mathematical model from Duke University mathematicians suggests more can be done to protect people from the human papilloma virus. HPV is associated with cervical cancer in women, but can also cause various cancers in men. Duke mathematician... read more »

Active surveillance could be a viable alternative to surgery and radiation for select patients with ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, according to a mathematical model developed by researchers at Duke University.... read more »

A new study adds to a growing conversation on the best way to treat women with stage 0 breast cancer http://time.com/4151717/dcis-breast-cancer-active-surveillance/ read more »

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