Prof. Nicoleta Tarfulea, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Sciences at Purdue Univeristy Northwest, will give a talk in the department colloquium on Friday, February 2.  Her title and abstract are below.

Colloquium meets at 3:30 p.m. in GEM 120.  All are welcome, whether you’re registered for colloquium or not.


Title: Research in math biology: Modeling the dynamics and evolution of HIV

 Abstract: A highly interdisciplinary area, mathematical biology is the application of mathematical modelling to solve problems in biology and physiology. It is one of the fastest growing research areas in mathematics that lies at the intersection of significant mathematical problems and fundamental questions in biology.  The construction and analysis of mathematical models of biological systems allows for the precise formulation of theoretical ideas, the testing of assumptions that may not be easily accessible experimentally, and the generation of novel predictions that can guide future research.

In this talk, we present math models to study the dynamics and evolution of HIV during initial stages of infection and during antiretroviral treatment.