Current students:

PhD
Diana White
September 2008 -
Research topic: Dynamics of microtubules in epithelial cells.
Jointly supervised with Dr. Adriana Dawes, Ohio State University.
MSc
Harun Kalayci
May 2010 -
Research topic: Mathematical analysis of Single-Particle Tracking (SPT) data.
This research is in collaboration with Dr. Chris Cairo, Department of Chemistry, and Dr. Gustavo Carrero, Centre for Science, Athabasca University.


Former students:

PhD
Raluca Eftimie
2002-2008 Thesis title: Modeling group formation and activity patterns in self-organizing communities of organisms.
Jointly supervised with Dr. Mark Lewis.
Currently: Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Dundee.

Gustavo Carrero
1999-2005
Thesis title: Quantifying and modelling the spatio-temporal dynamics of nuclear proteins.
Research in collaboration with Dr. Michael Hendzel, Department of Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute.
Currently: Tenure-track position, Centre for Science, Athabasca University.

MSc
Anastasia Lukyanova
2009-2011
Thesis title: Spatial modeling of the composting process.
Research in collaboration with Dr. Daryl McCartney, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta.

Rita Wong
2008-2010 Thesis title: Study of animal movement and group formation with a Lagrangian model.

Vishaal Rajani
2008-2010
Thesis title: Quantitative analysis of Single Particle Tracking experiments: Applying ecological methods in cellular biology.
Research in collaboration with Dr. Chris Cairo, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, and Dr. Gustavo Carrero, Centre for Science, Athabasca University.

Diana White
2006-2008
Thesis title: Modeling body composition with special attention to visceral adiposity.
Research supported by a MITACS Internship, and in collaboration with Dr. Kevin Hall, National Institutes of Health, USA, and Dan Holmes and Scott Lear, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC.

Andrew Beltaos
2004-2006
Thesis title: An introduction to discrete bursting.
Ozden Yurtseven
2004-2006
Thesis title: Effects of the cell cycle on the Tumor Control Probability (TCP) in radiation treatment and comparison of protocols.
Jointly supervised with Dr. Thomas Hillen.

Bettina Greese
2004-2005
Thesis title: Development, analysis and application of a nonlinear integro-differential equation.
Jointly supervised with Dr. Thomas Hillen.
Visiting student from the University of Greifswald, Germany, August-October, 2004, and April-December, 2005.

Chris Meyer
1999-2000
Thesis title: Mathematical models for vasomotion and the myogenic response.
Research in collaboration with Dr. Sandra Davidge, Departments of Physiology and Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Alberta.

Lisa Corscadden
1998-2000
Thesis title: Mathematical model of bursting electrical activity of pancreatic beta cells in response to glucose diffusion.
Undergraduate
Neil Borle
May-August 2011
Neil helped with the development and organization of pedagogical materials for the mathematics and computing science components of Science 100.

Dustin Chelen
July-August 2011
Dustin carried out special projects in support of my duties as Associate Chair (Undergraduate).

Rochelle Nieuwenhuis
May-August 2011
Research topic: Mathematical analysis of Single-Particle Tracking (SPT).
Jointly supervised with Dr. Gustavo Carrero, Centre for Science, Athabasca University.
[NSERC USRA student]

Cole Zmurchok
May-August 2010; May-August 2009
Research topic: Enriching the high school mathematics curriculum with applied content in the area of mathematical biology (CRYSTAL project).

William (Billy) Davis May-August 2009 Research topic: Various projects in mathematical biology.

Michael Chi May-August 2009 Michael helped with the development and organization of pedagogical materials for the mathematics component of Science 100.

David Galavan May-August 2009 David helped with the development and organization of pedagogical materials for the mathematics component of Science 100.

Drew Hanson 2006-2008 Research topic: Enriching the high school mathematics curriculum with applied content in the area of mathematical biology (CRYSTAL project).
Vishaal Rajani
May-August 2008; May-August 2007
Research topic: Mathematical analysis of Single-Particle Tracking (SPT).
Research in collaboration with Dr. Chris Cairo, Department of Chemistry, and Dr. Gustavo Carrero, Centre for Science, Athabasca University.

Pandora Lam
May-August 2006
Research topic: Numerical solutions of aggregation-reaction-diffusion equations.
[NSERC USRA student]

Robert Barrington-Leigh
May-August 2004
Research topic: Mathematical modelling of intraperitoneal cancer spread and radioimmunotherapy.
Jointly supervised with Dr. Thomas Hillen.

Andrew Beltaos
May-August 2004;
May-August 2003; May-August 2002
Andrew helped the mathematical biology group put together a manuscript for a textbook based on the teaching materials for the PIMS Mathematical Biology Summer Workshop.
Richard Kublik
May-August 2003
Research topic: Firing patterns in motoneurons.
Research in collaboration with Dr. Kelvin Jones, Department of Biomedical Engineering.
[NSERC USRA student]

Araya Ruangkittisakul
May-August 2001
Research topic: Modelling the metabolic and hormonal control of K(ATP) channel activity in pancreatic beta cells.
Research in collaboration with Dr. Peter Light, Department of Pharmacology.
[AHFMR undergraduate summer student]

Patricia Taylor
May-August 2001
Research topic: Emergent bursting with synaptic coupling.
[NSERC USRA student]

Tijan Watt
1996
Research topic: Numerical bifurcation analysis of models of bursting electrical activity.
High school


Emma McDonald July-August 2010 Research topic: Developing mathematical outreach activities for middle and high school students.
[WISEST summer intern]

Nadia Shardt July-August 2010
Research topic: Developing mathematical outreach activities for middle and high school students.
[WISEST summer intern]

Aala Abdullahi July-August 2009
Research topic: Developing mathematical outreach activities for middle and high school students.
[WISEST summer intern]

Carmen Rygh July-August 2009
Research topic: Developing mathematical outreach activities for middle and high school students.
[WISEST summer intern]

Rachel Peredery July-August 2006 Research topic: Developing a simulation of periodic drug dosing.
[WISEST summer intern]