We are excited to introduce Math ExpLR, a new program in mathematical biology for High School students taking place at UC Irvine, July 16 to August 24, 2018. Students will be paired up with undergraduates and work with a PI on a computational biology research project.  In addition, there will be weekly activities in skills development, including how to give presentations, or how to write math in the computer. By the end of the project all students will give a presentation about their research and submit an expository paper describing their work.
Participation in Math ExpLR will provide a window into mathematical research and university studies.
MetabolismTentative research projects for undergraduates:
• Metabolic Symbiosis in Tumors (Dr. John Lowengrub)
• Modeling of Chlamydia Cell Fate Regulation (Dr. German Enciso, Dr. Ming Tan)
• Size Control of Growing Tissues (Dr. Qing Nie, Dr. Arthur Lander, Dr. Anne Calof)
• Effect of Formin Dimerization on Actin Assembly (Dr. Jun Allard)
• Stochastic Models of Cardiac Development (Dr. Elizabeth Read, Dr. Timothy Downing, Dr. Anna Grosberg)
• Signal Transduction and Regulation in Skin Cells (Dr. Scott Atwood)
As a High School student, you will be expected to carry out a smaller related project of your own, related to one of topics above, with an emphasis on computational tools, thus contributing to the success of the project of your team.
The undergraduate students in your team will help you, and will mentor you on the material. You will also be meeting the professors who lead the projects.
If interested in participating in this program, please fill out this application form.
To obtain more information, please send an email to Dr. Alessandra Pantano (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dr. German Enciso. (Please include MathExpLR in the title.) We will implement a rolling window for consideration and acceptance into the program, so that you can make plans for your summer well ahead of time. If accepted, the program has no cost to the students.