The Lecture Series is presented by the Environmental
Science Institute and the Jackson School of Geosciences
UT Campus, Welch Hall 2.224
5:45-7 - Pre-lecture Fun
7-8 - Lecture
8-8:30 - Q & A Session
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In the News:
Professor uses a new math to predict disease spread
Austin American Statesman - If pandemic flu strikes, will Austin be ready?
Hi international (2005), Controlling Epidemics
MIT Technology Review (2004), TR100: Top 100 Global Innovators Under Age 35
Newsweek (2003), The battle against bugs gets serious
Friday, April 7, 2006 - 7 PM CDT
Archived Webcast Available Soon
Fighting Deadly Diseases: Strategies for Prediction and Containment
by Dr. Lauren Ancel Meyers
Assistant Professor, Section of Integrative Biology, UT-Austin
What is the Lecture About?
Lauren Ancel Meyers is an assistant professor in integrative biology at UT-Austin. She was named as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators under the age of 35 in 2004 in the MIT Technology Review. Recent awards and honors from UT include the 2005-2006 Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology Fellowship and the 2005 College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award.
Her research involves using a combination of theory, simulation, and microbial experimentation, to work on problems at the interface of evolution and epidemiology. The Lauren Ancel Meyers Research Group applies network theory, agent-based simulation, and other quantitative tools to study the interplay between infectious disease transmission dynamics and the evolution of pathogens. In May 2003, she began collaborating with researchers at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control to develop mathematical models of the transmission of SARS coronovirus, and to use these models to predict its spread and determine effective interventions strategies in urban settings and hospitals, as well as across larger geographic scales.
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The Hot Science - Cool Talks Outreah Lecture Series is sponsored by the AT&T Foundation and ConocoPhilips.
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