My Research
My
primary research interest is mathematical biology, which means I use
theoretical tools to answer questions about biological
phenomenon. Mathematical biologists aim to transform our
understanding of biology in a similar way that mathematical physicists
have transformed our understanding of physics. The majority of my
research focuses on using tools from applied and computational
mathematics to understand cancer progression. In particular, I
use multiscale modeling techniques to explore various forms of
intratumor and tumorhost feedback. If you are interested in
seeing an example of the results my models can produce, you can watch
the following video. The movie shows
a simulation of a tumor growing as it evolves with its
vasculature. A more detailed description of my research can be
found here.
My first experiences
researching in the field of mathematical biology were during my
undergraduate years. There are some great summer research
programs out there for undergraduates interested in mathematical
biology. The following link gives a noncomprehensive list of some
opportunities undergraduates can consider: Summer
Undergraduate Research Programs in Mathematical Biology (courtesy
of Laura
SontagKleiman).
Undergraduate
research does not have to be limited to summer programs outside of
TCNJ. TCNJ does offer a summer research experience called MUSE, and research can
even be conducted during the academic year. Students interested
in potentially performing mathematical biology research should feel
free to speak to me about this.
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Publications:
1.
J.L. Gevertz, 2012. Optimization
of vasculartargeting drugs in a computational model of tumor growth.
Phys. Rev. E 85: 041914.
2.
J. L. Gevertz, 2011.
Computational
modeling of tumor response to vasculartargeting therapies: I.
Validation. Comp.
Math. Meth. Med 2011: 830515.
3.
J.L. Gevertz and S. Torquato, 2009. Growing
heterogeneous tumors in silico. Phys. Rev. E 80: 051910.
4.
J.L. Gevertz and S. Torquato, 2009. Mean survival
times of absorbing triply periodic minimal surfaces. Phys. Rev. E 80: 011102.
5.
J.L. Gevertz, G. Gillies and S. Torquato, 2008. Simulating
tumor
growth in confined heterogeneous environments. Phys. Biol. 5: 036010.
6.
J.L. Gevertz and S. Torquato, 2008. A
novel threephase model of
brain tissue microstructure. PLoS
Comput. Biol. 4(8):
e1000152.
7.
J.L. Gevertz and S. Torquato, 2006. Modeling the
effects of vasculature evolution on early brain tumor growth.
J. Theor. Biol. 243(4): 517531.
8.
J.L. Gevertz, S. Dunn and C.M. Roth, 2005. Mathematical
models of realtime PCR kinetics. Biotech. Bioeng. 92(3):
346355.
9.
J. Gevertz, H.H. Gan and T. Schlick, 2005. In
vitro
RNA random
pools are not
structurally diverse: a computational analysis.
RNA 11(6):
853863.
**My full
Curriculum Vitae can be found here for those who are interested**
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Conferences & Workshops I've attended
or will be
attending:
 6th International
Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research at
Marymount University in Arlington VA, October 1113, 2013
 Society for Mathematical Biology
Conference inTempe AZ, June 1013, 2013
 Association for Women in
Mathematics Research Symposium at Santa Clara University in Santa
Clara CA, March 1617, 2013
 SIAM Conference on the Life
Sciences in San Diego CA, August 710, 2012
 MBI BioSciences
ProblemSolving Workshop at The Ohio State University in Columbus
OH, July 1620, 2012
 Joint
Mathematics Meetings in Boston MA, January 47, 2012
 International Congress on Industrial
and Applied Mathematics in Vancouver British Columbia, July 1822,
2011
 Joint
Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans LA, January 69, 2011
 MathFest 2010 in Pittsburgh
PA, August 57, 2010
 Joint Mathematics
Meetings in San Francisco CA, January 1316, 2010
 MathFest 2009 in Portland OR,
August 68, 2009
 International
Conference on Mathematical Biology in Vancouver British Columbia,
July 2730, 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
1215, 2007
 DIMACS
Workshop on Computational
Tumor Modeling in Piscataway NJ,
August 34, 2006
 Sixth Annual Conference on
Systems Biology in Boston MA, October 1924, 2005
 Biomedical
Engineering
Society Annual Fall Meeting in Philadelphia PA, October 1316, 2004
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Courses
 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
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Links for Students
 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.
