# Biological Modeling

In recent decades, an explosive synergy between biology and mathematics has greatly enriched and extended both fields. Indeed, given its ability to reveal otherwise invisible worlds in all kinds of biological systems, mathematics has been called the "new microscope in biology." In turn, biology has stimulated the creation of new realms of mathematics. Duke's Mathematics Department has a large group of mathematicians who work on specific biological and medical applications and as well as the development of new applied mathematical techniques and new mathematical theorems inspired by biological applications. The range of applications is large and the mathematical techniques diverse, including dynamical systems, partial differential equations, stochastic dynamics, fluid dynamics, geometry, topology, and algebra.

## Faculty

#### Ingrid Daubechies

###### James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering

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shape space

#### Richard Timothy Durrett

###### James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Mathematics

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population genetics, selective sweeps, stepping stone models, interacting particle systems, contact processes, spatial ecological models, cancer modeling, tumor heterogeneity

#### John Harer

###### Professor of Mathematics

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Gene Regulatory Networks, Network Inference

#### Gregory Joseph Herschlag

###### Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

**Keywords in this area**

biological modeling

#### Alexander A. Kiselev

###### William T. Laprade Distinguished Professor of Mathematics

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Chemotaxis, enhancement of biological reactions

#### David P. Kraines

###### Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

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Prisoner's dilemma, sequestering CO2

#### Jonathan Christopher Mattingly

###### James B. Duke Distinguished Professor

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Stochastic and Random PDEs, Stochastic Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Ecology and Evolution, Metabolic and Cellular modeling, Out of equilibrium statistical mechanics

#### Sayan Mukherjee

###### Professor of Statistical Science

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quantitative genetics, statistical genetics

#### James H. Nolen

###### Associate Professor of Mathematics

**Keywords in this area**

asymptotic analysis

#### Amanda Randles

###### Alfred Winborne and Victoria Stover Mordecai Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences

#### Marc Daniel Ryser

###### Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences

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cancer biology, cancer epidemiology, early carcinogenesis, cancer evolution

#### Stephanos Venakides

###### Professor of Mathematics

#### Hau-Tieng Wu

###### Associate Professor of Mathematics

**Keywords in this area**

physiological time series, multimodal time series