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Mathematical bio major tapped for selective research program

June 15, 2011

Student among 16 selected for summer research at National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) has announced that Yang Yang'12, a student in mathematical biology at Beloit College, has been selected for its highly competitive Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Housed at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, NIMBioS is an National Science Foundation-sponsored initiative.

NIMBioS' Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is an eight-week program. Participants live on campus and work in teams with NIMBioS postdoctoral researchers and UT faculty on research at the interface of mathematics and biology. The six research projects for the 2011 program are modeling feral cat populations, modeling E. coli in cattle, investigating the maternal investment in the offspring of bird species, modeling intracellular movements in plants, modeling the effect of essential oils on a biocontrol fungus, and modeling the early dynamics of simian immunodeficiency virus.      

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