Classes

FRS 191 (QR). The Equations of Life

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017
How can mathematical modeling help illuminate biological processes? This freshman seminar examines major topics in biology through the lens of mathematics, focusing on the role of models in scientific discovery. Students will learn how to build and analyze models using a variety of mathematical tools. Topics will be organized under three modules: I. Evolution and Behavior (major transitions; evolution of cooperation from bacteria to humans; self-organization and collective behavior; evolutionary game theory); II. Ecology (species interactions; networks; regular patterns); III. Virus Dynamics... Read more about FRS 191 (QR). The Equations of Life

EEB 325. Mathematical Modeling in Biology and Medicine

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

How can mathematical modeling help to illuminate biological processes? This course examines major topics in biology through the lens of mathematics, focusing on the role of models in scientific discovery. Students will learn how to build and analyze models using a variety of mathematical tools. Particular emphasis will be placed on evolutionary game theory. Specific topics will include: the evolution of cooperation and of social behavior from bacteria to humans; the evolution of multicellularity; the somatic evolution of cancer; virus dynamics (within host and...

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EEB 507. Recent Research in Population Biology

Semester: 

Fall

Systematic reviews of recent literature in areas of ecology, evolution, and animal behavior. The general survey of literature is supplemented with detailed discussion of selected research papers of unusual importance and significance. (This is a core graduate course.)