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Henry Seely White Lecture, Suzanne L. Weekes, WPI

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019

Time: 3pm

Location: Rockefeller Hall 300

Title:  "Mathematical Modeling in Cancer Research"

Cancer research is not solely the domain of biologists, oncologists, and other physicians and scientists. Mathematicians use modeling and computer simulation to further the understanding of these diseases by developing quantitative descriptions to biological theories at various scales. The analytical and numerical results of these models can be compared to clinical and laboratory data to gain further insights. Results from these models can also be used to drive the design of in vitro or in vivo experiments and are used to develop new paradigms or to challenge existing theories.  


In this talk, Professor Weekes will give a taste of some mathematical and computational models used by quantitative scientists working to understand the biology and dynamics of cancer.