Associate Professor

The College of New Jersey

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Science Complex P247

Phone: 609-771-3314

Email: gevertz {at} tcnj {dot} edu

Curriculum Vitae

About Me

My research interests are primarily in the field of mathematical oncology. This is a subfield of mathematical biology in which tools from applied and computational mathematics are used to understand cancer initiation, progression and treatment. I also have a strong interest in deeply engaging undergraduate mathematical biology experiences, both in the classroom and in intensive research experiences.

I received my undergraduate degree in Mathematics with a minor in Biology from Rutgers University. My Ph.D. in Applied and Computational Mathematics was done under the supervision of Dr. Salvatore Torquato at Princeton University.

Publications

- J.L. Gevertz, 2016. Microenvironment-Mediated Modeling of Tumor Response to Vascular-Targeting Drugs, chapter X of Systems Biology of Tumor Microenvironment: Quantitative Modeling and Simulations, (ed. K.A. Rejniak), Springer, pp. 191-208.
- J. Perez-Velazquez, J.L. Gevertz, A. Karolak and K.A. Rejniak, 2016. Microenvironmental Niches and Sanctuaries: A Route to Acquired Resistance, chapter VIII of Systems Biology of Tumor Microenvironment: Quantitative Modeling and Simulations, (ed. K.A. Rejniak), Springer, pp. 149-164.
- A.B. Shah, K.A. Rejniak and J.L. Gevertz, 2016. Limiting the development of anti-cancer drug resistance in a spatial model of micrometastases. Mathem. Biosci. Eng. 13: 1185-1206.
- J.L. Gevertz, P.S. Kim and J.R. Wares. Mentoring undergraduate interdisciplinary mathematics research students: junior faculty experiences. In press at Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies (accepted May 2016).
- J.L. Gevertz and C. Wang, 2016. Finding causative genes from high-dimensional data: an appraisal of statistical and machine learning approaches. Stat. Appl. Genet. Mol. Biol. 15: 321-347.
- J.R. Wares, J.J. Crivelli, C.O. Yun, I.K. Choi, J.L. Gevertz and
P.S. Kim, 2015. Treatment strategies for combining immunostimulatory
oncolytic virus therapeutics with dendritic cell injections. Mathem. Biosci. Eng. 12: 1237-1256.

- J.L. Gevertz, Z. Aminzare, K. Norton, J. Perez-Velazquez, A.
Volkening and K.A. Rejniak, 2015. Emergence of anti-cancer drug resistance:
Exploring the importance of the microenvironmental niche and tumor
heterogeneity through a spatial model. In "Applications of Dynamical Systems in Biology and Medicine”, IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, vol 158, Springer-Verlag, A. Radunskaya and T. Jackson (Eds.).

- J.C. Beier, J.L. Gevertz and K.E. Howard, 2015. Building context with tumor growth modeling projects in differential equations. PRIMUS 25: 297-325.

(If you don't have access to PRIMUS, clicking here will get the first 50 individuals a free copy of the paper) - J.L. Gevertz, 2012. Optimization
of vascular-targeting drugs in a computational model of tumor growth.
Phys. Rev. E 85: 041914.

- J. L. Gevertz,
2011. Computational
modeling of tumor response to vascular-targeting therapies: I.
Validation. Comp.
Math. Meth. Med. 2011: 830515.

- J.L. Gevertz and S. Torquato,
2009. Growing
heterogeneous tumors in silico. Phys. Rev. E 80:
051910.

- J.L. Gevertz and S. Torquato,
2009. Mean
survival
times of absorbing triply periodic minimal surfaces.
Phys. Rev. E 80: 011102.

- J.L. Gevertz, G. Gillies and
S. Torquato, 2008. Simulating
tumor
growth in confined heterogeneous environments.
Phys. Biol. 5: 036010.

- J.L. Gevertz and S. Torquato,
2008. A
novel three-phase model of
brain tissue microstructure. PLoS
Comput. Biol. 4:
e1000152.

- J.L. Gevertz and S. Torquato,
2006. Modeling
the
effects of vasculature evolution on early brain tumor growth.
J. Theor. Biol. 243: 517-531.

- J.L. Gevertz, S. Dunn and C.M.
Roth, 2005. Mathematical
models of real-time PCR kinetics. Biotech. Bioeng.
92:
346-355.

- J. Gevertz, H.H. Gan and T. Schlick, 2005. In vitro RNA random pools are not structurally diverse: a computational analysis. RNA 11: 853-863.

Conferences & Workshops I've attended or will be attending

- MathFest in Columbus OH, August 3-6, 2016
- SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences in Boston MA, July 11-14, 2016
- Workshop on Mathematical Oncology VI at Fields Institute, Toronto Canada, April 10-13, 2016
- Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle WA, January 6-9, 2016

- Mathematical Methods in Systems Biology at University College Dublin, Ireland, June 15-18, 2015
- AIM Workshop of Tumor-Immune Dynamics, at the American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose CA, January 5-9, 2015

- MBI Workshop on
Cancer and the
Immune System at The Ohio State University in Columbus OH,
November
17-21, 2014

- 9th European Conference on
Theoretical
and Mathematical Biology in Gothenburg, Sweden, June 15-19,
2014

- 6th International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research at Marymount University in Arlington VA, October 11-13, 2013
- WhAM!
A Research
Collaboration Workshop for Women in Applied Mathematics at
the
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of
Minnesota, Minneapolis MN, September 9-13, 2013

- Society for Mathematical Biology Conference inTempe AZ, June 10-13, 2013
- Association for
Women in
Mathematics Research Symposium at Santa Clara University in
Santa
Clara CA, March 16-17, 2013

- SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences in San Diego CA, August 7-10, 2012
- MBI
BioSciences
Problem-Solving Workshop at The Ohio State University in
Columbus
OH, July 16-20, 2012

- Joint
Mathematics Meetings in Boston MA, January 4-7, 2012

- International Congress on
Industrial
and Applied Mathematics in Vancouver British Columbia, July
18-22,
2011

- Joint
Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans LA, January 6-9, 2011

- MathFest 2010
in Pittsburgh
PA, August 5-7, 2010

- Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco CA, January 13-16, 2010
- MathFest 2009 in Portland OR, August 6-8, 2009
- International Conference on Mathematical Biology in Vancouver British Columbia, July 27-30, 2009
- Joint Mathematics Meetings in Washington DC, January 5 - 8, 2009
- Society for Mathematical Biology Conference in Toronto CA, July 30 - August 2, 2008
- SIAM Conference on Mathematics for Industry in Philadelphia PA, October 9 - 11, 2007
- 2007 Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology in Columbus OH, March 12-15, 2007
- DIMACS Workshop on Computational Tumor Modeling in Piscataway NJ, August 3-4, 2006
- Sixth Annual Conference on
Systems Biology in Boston MA, October 19-24, 2005

- Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting in Philadelphia PA, October 13-16, 2004

Courses

- Fall 2016 - Mathematical Biology (MAT 330): The course website can be found on Canvas
- Spring 2015 - Calculus B (MAT 128): The course website can be found on Canvas
- Fall 2014
- Differential Equations (MAT 326): The course website can be found on Canvas
- Mathematical Biology (MAT 330): The course website can be found on Canvas
- Spring
2014 - Differential Equations (MAT 326): The course website can be
found on Canvas

- Fall 2013 - Numerical Methods (MAT 331): The course website can be found on SOCS
- Spring 2013 - Calculus B (MAT 128): The course website can be found on SOCS
- Fall 2012
- Topics in Mathematics: Mathematical Biology (MAT 370): The course website can be found on SOCS
- Differential Equations (MAT 326): The course website can be found on SOCS
- Spring 2012 - Calculus B (MAT 128): The course website can be found on SOCS
- Fall 2011 - Differential Equations (MAT 326): The course website can be found on SOCS
- Spring 2011
- Differential Equations (MAT 326) : The course website can be found on SOCS
- Calculus B (MAT 128): The course website can be found on SOCS
- Fall 2010 - Calculus A (MAT 127): The course website can be found on SOCS
- Spring 2010
- Linear Programming (STA 317) : The course website can be found on SOCS
- Calculus
B
(MAT 128): The course website can be found on SOCS

- Fall 2009 - Calculus A (MAT 127): The course website can be found on SOCS

Links for Students

- My first experiences with mathematical biology research were during my undergraduate years. There are some great research opportunities out there for those interested in mathematical biology.
- TCNJ students can consider participating in the MUSE program in the summertime, and can also conduct research during the academic year. If you are interested in performing mathematical biology research, please feel free to contact me about this!
- All
students can apply for external research opportunities. The
following link gives a noncomprehensive list of some mathematics
research opportunities: Summer
Undergraduate Research Programs in Mathematics.

- Wondering what wonderfully cool and excting things you can do with a major in mathematics? Click here!
- Or if you're more the type that wonders how math could ever be useful to you, you may find the following site informative.