Curriculum Vitae

MIRANDA I. TEBOH-EWUNGKEM

Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics Office Phone: (610) 330 5328

**Pardee Hall, 225A FAX: (610) 330 5721**

Lafayette College Email: tebohewm@lafayette.edu

Easton, PA, 18042 URL: http://sites.lafayette.edu/tebohewm

Country of Citizenship: USA

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### RESEARCH INTERESTS

#### Mathematical Biology, Perturbation Techniques, Differential Equations, Statistical methods

My interest is in the development of models applicable to transport phenomena from capillaries to tissues. Extensions to this research area exits, including unsteady flow for dosage therapy, and drug administration to tumor growth in cancer chemotherapy, and I am interested in these applications. The mathematics involve solving partial differential equations and also using asymptotic and perturbation techniques in analyzing partial differential equations.

I am also interested in the use of either ordinary or partial differential equations or both, and statistical methods to model the dynamics and transmission of infectious diseases. My primary focus so far has been on modeling the disease Malaria, with focus on malaria control.

I also have interest in the mathematics that deals with chronic skin inflammation, a process by which dendritic cells (DCs) are constantly sampling antigen in the skin and migrating to lymph nodes where they induce the activation and proliferation of T cells. The T cells then travel back to the skin where they release cytokines that induce and maintain the inflammatory condition. This process is cyclic and ongoing. In the case of chronic inflammation, the desire is to interrupt this DC migration.

### EDUCATION

**Ph.D.**in Math/Applied Mathematics, May 2003, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, 18015

Advisor: Prof. Eric P. Salathe,**Dissertation: Mathematical analysis of oxygen and substrate transport within a multicapillary system in skeletal muscle;***GPA 3.84/4.0.*

**M. S.**in Statistics, January 2003, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, 18015,*GPA 4.0/4.0.*

**M.S.**in Mathematics, July 1998, University of Buea, S.W.P, Cameroon**.**

Thesis:*Mathematical Analysis of the Dynamics and Transmission of Malaria*Advisor: Dr. Ngwa Gideon Akumah;

*GPA 3.75/4.00, Approximately equivalent to 4.00/4.00 American Standard.*

**B.S.**in Mathematics, July 1996, University of Buea, S.W.P, Cameroon.

GPA 3.60/4.00 Approximately equivalent to 3.97/4.00 American Standard.

**Minor**in Computer Science, University of Buea, S.W.P, Cameroon.

### POSITIONS HELD** **

**Assistant Professor**, Lafayette College, July 2006-present.**Visiting Assistant Professor**, Department of Mathematics, University of Buea, May 1^{st}-July 31^{st}, 2009.**Taught: Math 606 (Graduate Course):**Mathematical Ecology and Biology,*Spring 2009***Guest Researcher**, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD 20892, January 2009.**Visiting Assistant Professor**, Lafayette College, August 2004-June 2006.**Visiting Post-Doc**, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, July 2004.**Hsiung Visiting Assistant Professor**, Lehigh University, August 2003-August 2004.**Instructor**, Moravian College, Summer 2003.**Teaching Assistant**, Lehigh University, Fall of 1999-Spring of 2002.**Dean’s Fellow,**Lehigh University, Fall of 1998-Spring of 1999.**Teaching Assistant**, University of Buea, Fall 1997-Spring 1998.

### HONORS/AWARDS

- Best Professor, Summer Excel program, Lehigh University, Summer 2003
- Best University Student Award, Best Graduate Student Award and Best Mathematics Student Award, with the highest GPA in the entire University, University of Buea, Cameroon, 1998
- Best Undergraduate and Graduate Mathematics Student Award, University of Buea-Cameroon, 1996 and 1998 respectively.
- Top three female Award, University of Buea-Cameroon, 1996
- Dean’s list award for seven semesters, University of Buea, Cameroon
- Member of the Honor Society for International students and Scholars-Beta Pi Chapter of Phi Beta Delta (Inducted in 2000)
- Recipient of the Dean’s Fellowship, Lehigh University, 1998
- International Commonwealth Scholarship Recipient, August, 1998

### PUBLICATIONS

**Peer Refereed Research Papers**

- C.A. Ngonghala,
and G. A. Ngwa.**M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**,**Submitted 2013.** - C.A. Ngonghala,
and G. A. Ngwa.**M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**,**Submitted 2013.** **M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem,**Editorial: Malaria Models,*Mathematical Population Studies*,**To Appear**.**M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem,**G. A. Ngwa and C.A. Ngonghala, Models and Proposals for Malaria: a Review,*Mathematical Population Studies*,**To Appear**.**M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**and M. Wang*, Male fecundity and optimal gametocyte sex ratios for*Plasmodium falciparum*during incomplete fertilization,*J. Theor. Biol.***307,**183–192**(**2012**). DOI:**10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031.- C.A. Ngonghala, G. A. Ngwa and
**M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem,**Periodic Oscillations and Backward Bifurcation in a Model for the Dynamics of Malaria Transmission.*Mathematical Biosciences***. 240**: 45-62 (2012). - S. Nourridine
**, M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**, G.A. Ngwa, A mathematical model of the population dynamics of disease transmitting vectors with spatial consideration,*Journal of Biological Dynamics,***5(**4): 335-365 (2011). **M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**and T. Yuster, A within-vector mathematical model of*Plasmodium falciparum*and implications of incomplete fertilization on optimal gametocyte sex ratio,*J. Theor. Biol.*264(2): 273-86 (2010).**M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem,**C. N. Podder and A. B. Gumel, Mathematical study of the role of gametocytes and an imperfect vaccine on malaria transmission dynamics,*Bull. of Math. Biol. (BMB)*,**72**(1): 63-93 (2010)*.***M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**, T. Yuster and N. H. Newman*****, A mathematical model of the within – vector dynamics of the*plasmodium falciparum*protozoan parasite, In*Infectious Disease Modelling Research Progress*, (J.M. Tchuenche and C. Chiyaka, eds), Nova Science Publishers, pp. 177-199 (2010).- A. H. Lin Erickson, A. Wise, S. Fleming, M. Baird, Z. Lateef, A. Molinaro,
**M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**, and L. De Pillis,**A preliminary mathematical model of skin dendritic cell trafficking and induction of T cell immunity.***Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems- Series B (DCDS B)***,****12**(2): 323 – 336 (2009). **M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**,*Advances in Disease Epidemiology*, (J.M. Tchuenche and Z. Mukandavire, eds), Nova Science Publishers, pp. 103-140 (2009).- T. Contenza, M. Cox, J. Novak,
**M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**, M. Vanderschoot, Teaching Module-Modeling Biological Populations,**[1]***DIMACS Educational Module Series*,**8 (**4**):**1-27 **M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**, The Mathematics of Oxygen and Substrate Diffusion: Mathematical Analysis of Oxygen, Myoglobin-Facilitated Oxygen and Substrate Diffusion within an Interacting Multi-capillary System in Skeletal Muscle. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, ISBN 978-3-639-09777-1, (2008), 156 pages.**M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**and E. P. Salathe. The role of counter-current exchange in preventing hypoxia in skeletal muscle,*Bull. of Math. Biol.*,**68**(8): 2191-2204 (2006).**M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**and E. P. Salathe. Substrate diffusion from an array of capillaries with co-current and counter-current flow*, Mathematical and Computer Modelling,***42:**

[1]Names are arranged alphabetically

**Other Articles**

- Buea International Conference on Mathematical Science,
*The Society of Mathematical Biology (SMB) Newsletter*,**23**:**3**(September 2010) - Report on the International Conference on Differential Equations and Applications in Mathematical Biology,
*The Society of Mathematical Biology (SMB) Newsletter***17: 3**(September 2004).

**Conference Abstracts/Proceedings**

2013

- (
**Keynote Speaker**)**2013 Annual PASSHEMA Conference**, Clarion University, PA, USA, April 20th 2013.

**Talk Title-**To be updated.

2012

- (Invited Speaker at 2 different sessions)
**9th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications**, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 1 – 5, 2012.

Heterogeneity in the infectiousness of humans in the dynamics of malaria transmission and control.**Special Session-Modeling and Dynamics of Infectious Diseases:**Talk Title-

Optimization of**Special Session-****Mathematical Models in Biology and Medicine: Talk**Title-*P. falciparum*gametocyte sex ratios via competitive and non-competitive strategies: the evolutionary implications.

2011

**ICIAM 2011:**, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July, 18-22, 2011.**7th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics****Title**:**.**- (Invited Speaker)
**CAARMS17 and IPAM**: 17th Annual Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Science, IPAM, Los Angeles, June, 1-4, 2011. Title: Hopf and Backward Bifurcations in a new SIS Malaria Model. - (Contributed Speaker)
**AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings**, AMS book of Abstracts, [abstract: 1067-92-735] , New Orleans, LA, pp 254-255, January 6-9, 2011. Talk Title: A mathematical model to highlight the importance of vector demography in malaria dynamics and control.

2010

- (
**Keynote Speaker)****SAMSA (Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association) conference,**Gaborone, Botswana, November 29, 2010. Talk Title: A new way to model the dynamics of malaria transmission showing natural occurring oscillations. - (
**Invited Speaker)****Blackwell-Tapia Conference 2010,**MBI, Ohio State University, Ohio, November 6, 2010. Talk Title: A new SIS malaria model with vector demography showing natural occurring oscillations.

2009

- Thomas Yuster
**, M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**, Nathan Newman, A Mathematical Model of the Within – Vector Dynamics of the*Plasmodium Falciparum*Protozoan Parasite, 2009 International Conference on Mathematical Biology and Annual Meeting of the Society of Mathematical Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, July 27-30, 2009. **(Presenter of talk) M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**, Tom Yuster, Nathan Newman, A Mathematical Model of the Within -Vector Dynamics of the*Plasmodium Falciparum*Protozoan Parasite, 2009 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN09), Denver, July 6-10, 2009.**(Presenter of talk) M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**, Mathematical Model to Quantify the Impact of the Recovery Rate on the Dynamics and Transmission of Malaria in a Changing Population: Case of Cameroon, AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings,*AMS book of Abstracts*, [abstract: 1046-92-714] , Washington, DC,**pp 254-255**, January 5-8, 2009*.*http://www.ams.org/amsmtgs/2110_abstracts/1046-92-714.pdf

2008

- M. Baird, L. De Pillis, A. H. Lin Erickson, S. Fleming, Z. Lateef , H. Maurer, A. Molinaro,
**M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**, and A. Wise, An Introductory Mathematical Model of Chronic Skin Inflammation, 7th AIMS International Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, Book of Abstract, University of Texas Arlington,**pp 209**, May 18-21, 2008*.*

2006

**(Presenter of talk) M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**, A uniformly valid composite solution for oxygen distribution, in skeletal muscle, within multiple capillaries and axial diffusion effects,*AMS book of Abstracts-NAM session*, San Antonio, January 12-15, 2006.

2005

**(Presenter of talk) SIAM Annual Conference**,*Book of Abstract*, New Orleans, pp 107, July 11-15, 2005. Talk Title: Effects of Axial Diffusion (Diffusion in the tissue in the direction parallel to the capillaries) on several interacting capillaries in skeletal muscles.

**(Presenter of talk) M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**, Applying a multiple capillary substrate and oxygen transport model to drug targeting strategies for cancer chemotherapy,*CAARMS11 and IPAM***:**11th Annual Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Science, IPAM, Los Angeles, June, 21-24, 2005.

2004

**(Presenter of talk) M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**, Co-current and Counter current flow of oxygen and substrate transport from capillaries to tissue,*International Conference for Mathematics in Biology and Medicine, Book of Abstracts*, Ann Arbor,**pp 41**, July 2004.**(Presenter of talk) M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**, Mathematical Analysis of Co-current and Counter current flow in Tissue Capillary Exchange, International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Applications in Mathematical Biology, Book of Abstracts and also Conference Proceedings, Nanaimo, British Columbia,**pp 27**, July 2004.

2003

**(Presenter of talk) M. I. Teboh-Ewungkem**, Mathematical Analysis of Oxygen and Substrate Transport in a Multi-capillary System, in Skeletal Muscle, International Conference on Mathematical Biology Book of Abstracts, Dundee, Scotland,**pp 126**, August 2003.

**SELECTED PROJECTS IN PROGRESS**

- Stability Analysis of the NNT-E SIS model showing backward bifurcation, coauthor: Gideon Ngwa and Calistus Ngonghala.
- The role of NOs in within-vector malaria parasite dynamics, with Miao Wang
- Heterogeneity in infections in malaria model, with Abba Gumel
- Drug resistance in malaria dynamics, with Gideon Ngwa
- Mathematical modeling of the within-vector dynamics of
*Plasmodium falciparum*parasite with mixed strains and possible vaccine therapy, coauthor: Ellis McKenzie

### INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND OTHER TALKS

**Major Speaker (1 hour Long)**

**(Shapiro Speaker)**A within-mosquito mathematical model of the malaria parasite*Plasmodium falciparum*and some implications for malaria control, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, March 2^{nd}2010.**(Guest Speaker)**My Rotary Funded Visit to the University of Buea, Cameroon during May-July 2010, March 18 2010**(Seminar Speaker)**Mathematical modeling of the within-vector dynamics of*Plasmodium falciparum*: single and mixed strains, NIH (National Institute of Health) Scientific Seminar series, Bethesda, MD, January 27, 2009**Guest Speaker at Kutztown University****Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day, Part 1 (30 minutes):**Mathematics: How females fare and how determination and hard work can overcome obstacles encountered**, Part 2 (30 minutes): “**A Mathematical Model to Study the Impact of the Recovery Rate on the Dynamics and Transmission of Malaria in a Changing Population: Case of Cameroon”, January 11, 2008, Kutztown, University**Guest Speaker: Morgan State University Seminar Series, “**A Mathematical Model to Study the Impact of the Recovery Rate on the Dynamics and Transmission of Malaria in a Changing Population: Case of Cameroon”, Dixon Research Center, Room 125, Morgan State University, March 1, 2007.**Invited Speaker**: BioConnections, Lafayette College, “A Mathematical Model of a vector-borne infectious disease – Malaria”, October 30, 2006, noon — Kunkel 102.**One of the Main Invited Speakers: CAARMS11 and IPAM,**11th Annual Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Science, IPAM, Los Angeles, California, “Applying a multiple Capillary Substrate and Oxygen Transport Model to Drug Targeting Strategies for Cancer Chemotherapy “, June 21-24, 2005.**Guest Speaker: University of Virgin Islands, St. Thomas,**“The Dynamics and Transmission of malaria” (August 2001).

**Contributed Sessions (15-30 Minutes)**

**Under Conference Abstracts**

**Poster Session**

**IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications) Career Workshop on Minorities and Applied Mathematics**, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, “Oxygen distribution in multiple capillaries in skeletal muscles with axial diffusion”, April 22-24, 2005.

**Other University Talks**

**Lafayette****College**, Easton, PA, “The Mathematics of an Infectious Disease in a Changing Population-Malaria”, February 2006.**College****of New Jersey,**Ewing, NJ, “The Mathematics of an Infectious Vector-Borne Disease in a Changing Population-Malaria”, February 2006.**Jackson State University, Jackson, MI,**“Co-current and Counter current flow of Oxygen and Substrate Transport in a Multi-capillary system in Skeletal Muscles”, June 2004.**Rochester****Institute of Technology**, Rochester, NY, “Co-current and Counter current flow of Oxygen and Substrate Transport in a Multi-capillary system in Skeletal Muscles”, April 2004.**Lafayette****College**, Easton, PA, “Counter-current and Co-current flow of Oxygen and Substrate Transport in a Multi-capillary system in Skeletal Muscles”, January 2004.**University of Michigan**,**Ann Arbor**,**MI,**“Counter-current and Co-current flow of Oxygen and Substrate Transport in a Multi-capillary system in Skeletal Muscles”, January 2004.**Lehigh****University**, Mathematical Biology colloquium, “Malaria dynamics in an endemic region”, December 2003.**Lehigh****University**, Mathematical Biology (Math 207) class, A one hour lecture on Malaria Epidemics, Spring 2003, Spring 2004.**Moravian****College****Seminar**, Malaria Epidemics, May 2003.**Lehigh****University**, Graduate Student colloquium, “Transport of oxygen and substrate with and without the inclusion of a facilitator across the capillary in the microcirculation” (January 2002).

**INVITED WORKSHOPS**

- National Science Foundation (NSF) Regional Workshop presented by Dr. Stephen Cooper, Program Director, Division of Undergraduate Education at the NSF, Lehigh Carbon Community College, May 29, 2008.
- Workshop on: The Application of Mathematics to Biomedical Problems, University of Otago, New Zealand, December, 17-19, 2007.
- Workshop on: Opportunities in Mathematical Biology for Under-represented Groups, Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) facilities, The Ohio State University campus, Columbus, Ohio, March 23-25, 2007.
- Reconnect Satellite Conference 2006 at Morgan State University: Simple and Complex Discrete-time Population Models in Ecology and Epidemiology, Morgan State University, MD. A workshop on Integration of Research and Education, http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/reconnect/Morgan/ , July 9 – 15, 2006.
- Workshop on: The Modeling of Cancer Progression and Immunotherapy, American institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California,
`http://www.aimath.org/ARCC`, December 12-16, 2005.

**PANELIST/DISCUSSANT**

- Panelist: Kutztown University Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day, Kutztown, January 11, 2008
- Panelist: AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting: Mathematical Association of America Panel Discussion on “Mathematics and Mathematicians in Emerging Nations”, New Orleans, January 5, 2007.
- Discussant: Was one of 25 invited discussants at the American Mathematical Society’s (AMS) Committee on Meetings and Conferences (CoMC) Focus Group, AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA, January 5-8, 2007.

**ORGANIZER**

** Conference**

**Third Buea International Conference on the Mathematical Science**, Cameroon, University of Buea, Cameroon, April 30-May 3rd, 2013.**First Buea International Conference on the Mathematical Science**, Cameroon, University of Buea, Cameroon, May 12-14, 2009.

**Workshops/Summer Schools**

**School on Stochastic Analysis, Financial and Actuarial Mathematics with Applications,**University of Buea, Cameroon, April 22-May 3rd, 2013.**(1 of 5 Co-Organizers)****Malaria Modeling and Control**, NIMBioS (National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis), Tennessee,**USA**, June 15-17, 2011.**(1 of 3 Co-Organizers)****First Cameroon Based International Workshop on Mathematical Biology**, University of Buea,**Cameroon**, May 15-17, 2009.**(1 of 2 Co-Organizers)**

** Minisymposium**

**Minisymposium**:The Society for Mathematical BiologyAnnual Meeting and Conference, Tennessee, USA, July 25-28, 2012.**Epidemiology of multi-host pathogens: Math and biology perspectives 1 and 2**,**Minisymposium**:**Recent Challenges in Malaria Dynamics,**2009 SIAM Annual Meeting, Denver, USA, July 6-10, 2009.**Minisymposium**:**Recent Progress and Challenges in Malaria Modeling,**2009 Annual Meeting of the Society of Mathematical Biology (SMB) held in conjunction with an International Conference on Mathematical Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 27-30, 2009.

### OTHER CONFERENCES ATTENDED (not yet mentioned above)

- AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting, Boston, January 6, 2012.
- AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting, New Orleans Marriott and Sheraton, January 5, 2007.
- AMS Conference, Baltimore Convention Center, MD, January 2003.
- MAA Fall Meeting (EPADEL), Lehigh University, October 2001.
- The African Mathematical Union (AMU) conference on the applications of mathematics, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon, 1997.

### GRANTS

**NSF**DMS – Mathematical Biology, 2012,**PI, Pending.****NSF**10-578 Grant (conference proposal 1261662), 2012,**Funded,**for $40,004, PI.**NIMBioS**(National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis), Workshop Grant “Malaria Modeling”, June 2011**, PI**(with two other Co-PI’s),**Funded.****AWM-NSF**Travel Grant, December 2010,**Funded**: $2000.**NSF**04-035 Grant (OISE-International Plan and Workshop), 2009, $40,535**SMB**World Outreach (WOC) Financial Support of Other Meetings Organized by World SMB Members, 2009, $3000.**Rotary Grant for University Teachers**, 3 months grant, to be a guest Lecturer at the University of Buea (May to early July), 2009, $13,000.**African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative**(AMMSI) grant, 2009, $4000.**Lindback Foundation Career Enhancement Minority Junior Faculty Grant**, 2009, $14,911.- Mobile Telephone Network (MTN) Cameroon, May 2009, approx. $8,693 (which was 4,000,000.00 CFA) and Internet Service, to sponsor the conference and workshop.
- ARC Advanced Study Grant, Lafayette College, 2009 ($978).
- Awarded an Academic Research Committee (ARC) Advanced Study Grant, Lafayette College, January of 2009, $1400: To be a short term guest researcher at the National Institute of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, MD, January 5-31, 2009.
- ARC Advanced Study Grant, Lafayette College, December 2007, To attend a Mathematical Biology workshop in New Zealand. ($2100).
- NSF-AWM Mentoring Travel Grant, July 2004, $4000
- SMB Travel Grant to other Conferences, 2004, $500
- Reidler Grant, Lehigh University, 2003, $1,300
- SMB Landahl Student Travel Grant, 2003, $1000
- Travel Grants: Lafayette College Travel Grants, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009; Lehigh University Graduate Student Travel Grant, 2002.

### PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

#### Memberships (Past and Present)

- Member of the Association for Women in Mathematics, AWM.
- Member of the American Mathematics Society, AMS.
- Member of the Society for Mathematical Biology, SMB.
- Member of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematicians, SIAM.
- Member of the Mathematical Association of America MAA.
- Member of the Honor Society for International students and Scholars-Beta Pi Chapter of Phi Beta Delta

**Peer Reviewer**

- Electronic Journal of Differential Equation
- Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering
- Mathematical Biosciences
- African Diaspora Journal of Mathematics
- International Journal of Applied Mathematics & Statistics (IJAMAS)

**Grant Reviewer**

**(Invited) National Science Foundation (NSF)**Division of Mathematical Sciences: 2010 NSF Conferences and Workshops in the Mathematical Sciences Grant Reviewer, August-October 2010.**(Invited) National Science Foundation (NSF)**Math Bio Panel**(Invited) National Science Foundation (NSF)**Math Bio Panel

#### Editor/Referee

- Associate Editor: International Journal of Applied Mathematics & Statistics (IJAMAS) 2006-present.
- Assistant Editor and Referee: International Journal of Applied Mathematics & Statistics (IJAMAS) 2005-2006.

### RESEARCH ACTIVITIES INVOLVING STUDENT

**EXCEL STUDENTS**

- Ha Nguyen (‘13), EXCEL Student, Lafayette College, Summer 2011, Fall 2011, Interim 2012, Spring 2012

Poster presentations and Talks by Ha Nguyen**Talk: 2012 JMM Meeting**, AMS Special Session on Undergraduate Research, Worcester, MA, April 9, 2011; Title: Optimization of*P. falcipalrum*gametocyte sex ratios via competitive and non-competitive strategies: The evolutionary implications.**Poster: Interdisciplinary Research Talk Series by students & for students**, Lafayette College, September 8, 2011, Gametocyte sex ratio determination strategies and evolutionary implications.

- Miao Wang (‘12), Lindback/EXCEL Student, Lafayette College, Interim 2009, 2010, Summer 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2010, 2011

Talks by Miao Wang

**2011 Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting**, AMS Special Session on Undergraduate Research, Worcester, MA, April 9, 2011; Title: A Mathematical Perspective: How male fecundity affects the Optimal Gametocyte Sex Ratio of Plasmodium Falciparum during incomplete fertilization,**Interdisciplinary Research Talk Series by students & for students**, Lafayette College, November 17, 2010, Title: A Mathematical Perspective: How male fecundity affects the Optimal Gametocyte Sex Ratio of Plasmodium Falciparum during incomplete fertilization.**WITS**(What I did This Summer), Lafayette College Mathematics department seminar series, fall 2010, Title: A Mathematical Perspective: How male fecundity affect the Optimal Gametocyte Sex Ratio of*Plasmodium Falciparum*during incomplete fertilization.

- Nathaniel H. Newman (’09), Excel Student,

Talks by Nathaniel Newman

**WITS**(What I did This Summer), Lafayette College Mathematics department seminar series, Fall, fall 2008, Title: A Mathematical Model of the Sporogony Cycle of Plasmodium*falciparum*to Determine Malaria Infectivity of Mosquitoes.

**HONORS THESIS STUDENT**

**Jiaqi Li (’12),**Fall 2011-Spring 2012Survival Analysis: A Theoretical Understanding and its Application to Breast Cancer

Thesis Title:

**Honors Thesis Committee member**

- Lafayette College, for Martha Osier, Lafayette College, 2006: Thesis title: Debt relief in Africa.

### LEADERSHIP/TEAMWORK

- Leadership team chairperson, Presbyterian Secondary School (PSS), Mankon, class of 1991 yahoo groups leadership team committee, 2007-present.
- Moderator/Founder, PSS Mankon class of 1991 yahoo groups, 2001-present.
- Assistant Senior Prefect (Female leader, assisting the male leader, of about 600 students), PSS Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon, 1990-1991.
- Class Leader,PSS Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon, 1989-1990.

[1]Lafayette Undergraduate Excel student

[2]Names are arranged alphabetically