Dr. Bob Palais | March 8, 2012 12:00 - 12:50 | UVU Library LI 120

Dr. Bob Palais, Mathematics and Molecular Medicine, Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Mathematics is becoming increasingly useful in modern molecular medicine. We will present examples in which math was used to develop a rapid and economical test for organ transplant compatibility; to identify a broken genetic pathway that could be treated to suppress lymphoma tumor growth; and to detect, identify and quantify pathogens or genes associated with disease. These collaborations also lead to novel mathematical problems, and we will show that they can often be solved using methods from the undergraduate curriculum!

~Dr. Palais