Dr. Carlos Castillo-Chávez
Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Professor on Mathematical Biology and a Distinguished Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University, founding director of the Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center .His research interests as a mathematical epidemiologist, are related to the mechanisms underlying the spread of disease, and their containment and elimination. He is often described as one of the most prominent mathematicians in the USA being also an expert in epidemiological modelling.
Arthur Edison Ph.D.
Art Edison received his Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he developed and applied NMR methods for protein structural studies under the supervision of John Markley and Frank Weinhold. In 1993, Dr. Edison joined the laboratory of Antony O. W. Stretton at the University of Wisconsin as a Jane Coffin Childs postdoctoral fellow, where he investigated the role of neuropeptides in the nervous system of the parasitic nematode Ascaris suum. He joined the faculty at the University of Florida and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in 1996. He has had a productive research program discovering elements of chemical communication in nematodes for the past decade. Dr. Edison was the founding PI and Director of the NIH-funded Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics, and his research focuses on the role of small molecules in biology and disease. He was also a UFRF professor from 2012-2014. After 19 years at the University of Florida, Dr. Edison moved August 2015 to the University of Georgia as a Professor and GRA Eminent Scholar in NMR Spectroscopy, where he is a member of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, the Institute of Bioinformatics, and the Departments of Genetics and Biochemistry.
Dr. Zhilan Feng
Dr. Feng got a Ph.D. on Applied Mathematics at Arizona State University in 1994. She has been part of Cornell University, Princeton University and Purdue University, in which she remains nowadays. She has been awarded with the Spira Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching in 2015, teaching for Tomorrow Award, Purdue University in 1998 and Showalter Trust Award in 2004. Dr. Feng is currently working on Mathematical Biosciences and other fields relating to it.
Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer
Professor of Mathematical Sciences at George Mason University and serves as the Director of the STEM Accelerator Program in the College of Science as well as the Director of COMPLETE (Center for Outreach in Mathematics Professional Learning and Educational Technology) at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. His research interests are in the broad areas of computational mathematics, scientific computing, computational biomechanics and STEM education. Dr. Seshaiyer is currently serving as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation.