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Department Chair

Sinsheimer - {position}

Janet S. Sinsheimer

  • Homepage

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  • Position

    Professor

  • Appts

    Biostatistics; Human Genetics

  • Email

    janet@mednet.ucla.edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Biomathematics), UCLA, 1994

  • Expertise

    Statistical models of molecular evolution and genetics.

Faculty

Bell - {position}

Douglas Bell

  • Homepage

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  • Position

    Professor in Residence

  • Appts

    General Internal Medicine

  • Email

    dbell@mednet.ucla.edu

  • Degree

    MD, Harvard Medical School, 1990; PhD, UCLA, 2000

  • Expertise

    Medical informatics and health services research.

Chou - {position}

Tom Chou

  • Homepage

    Biomath profile, Personal homepage

  • Position

    Professor

  • Appts

    Mathematics

  • Email

    tomchou [at] ucla.edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Physics), Harvard, 1995

  • Expertise

    Stochastic processes, theoretical biophysics, transport, viral entry and dynamics.

D’Orsogna - {position}

Maria D'Orsogna

  • Homepage

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  • Position

    Adjunct Associate Professor

  • Email

    dorsogna [at] csun.edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Physics), UCLA, 2003

  • Expertise

    Collective behavior, stochastic processes, nucleation and growth, viral dynamics.

Elashoff - {position}

Robert M. Elashoff

  • Homepage

    Biomath profile, Personal homepage

  • Position

    Professor

  • Appts

    Biostatistics

  • Email

    relashof [at] biomath.medsch.ucla.edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Statistics), Harvard, 1963

  • Expertise

    Markov renewal models in survival analysis, random coefficient regression models.

Elashoff - {position}

David Elashoff

  • Homepage

    Biomath profile, Personal homepage

  • Position

    Adjunct Professor

  • Appts

    Biostatistics

  • Email

    delashoff [at] mednet.ucla.edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Statistics), Stanford University, 2000

  • Expertise

    Statistical genetics, analysis high-throughput microarray and proteomic data, design and analysis of cancer biomarker studies.

Engel - {position}

Eli Engel

  • Homepage

    Biomath profile

  • Position

    Adjunct Associate Professor

  • Degree

    MD, Buffalo, 1951; PhD (physiology), UCLA, 1975

  • Expertise

    Mechanisms for acid neutralization in gastric mucus, facilitated transport of oxygen, theory of intracellular microelectrodes.

Lange - {position}

Kenneth L. Lange

  • Homepage

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  • Position

    Professor

  • Appts

    Human Genetics

  • Email

    klange [at] ucla.edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Mathematics), MIT, 1971

  • Expertise

    Statistical and mathematical methods for human genetics and population growth, image reconstruction algorithms.

Levine - {position}

Alex Levine

  • Homepage

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  • Position

    Professor

  • Appts

    Chemistry & Biochemistry

  • Email

    alevine [at] chem.ucla.edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Physics), UCLA, 1996

  • Expertise

    Statistical mechanics, continuum mechanics, theoretical biology, cell membranes and cytoskeleton.

Li - {position}

Gang Li

  • Homepage

    Biomath profile, Personal homepage

  • Position

    Professor

  • Appts

    Biostatistics

  • Email

    vli@ucla.edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Statistics), Florida State University, 1992

  • Expertise

    Survival analysis, nonparametric and semiparametric inference, clinical trials, high dimensional data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, analysis of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves, Bayesian analysis, and statistical methods and applications in cancer research.

Li Ning - {position}

Ning Li

  • Homepage

    Biomath profile

  • Position

    Adjunct Associate Professor

  • Email

    nli [at] biomath.ucla.edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Biostatistics), UCLA, 2005

  • Expertise

    Longitudinal analysis, missing data in longitudinal studies, joint modeling of longitudinal and time-to-event data.

Lloyd-Smith - {position}

James Lloyd-Smith

  • Homepage

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  • Position

    Associate Professor

  • Appts

    Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

  • Email

    jlloydsmith [at] ucla.edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Biophysics), Berkeley, 2005

  • Expertise

    Ecological, evolutionary and epidemiological dynamics of infectious diseases; cross-scale models of pathogen emergence; model-based inference from epidemiological, immunological and sequence data.

Phelps - {position}

Michael E. Phelps

  • Homepage

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  • Position

    Professor

  • Appts

    Molecular & Medical Pharmacolgy

  • Email

    mphelps [at] mednet.ucla.edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Nuclear Chemistry), Washington (St. Louis), 1970

  • Expertise

    Positron emission tomography (PET), tracer kinetic modeling of biochemical and pharmacokinetic processes; biological imaging of human disease.

Piantadosi - {position}

Steven Piantadosi

  • Homepage

    Biomath profile

  • Position

    Professor

  • Degree

    PhD (Biomathematics), University of Alabama, 1982; MD, North Carolina, 1977

  • Expertise

    Clinical trials methodology, adaptive designs, translational and dose-finding studies in cancer.

Qu - {position}

Zhilin Qu

  • Homepage

    Biomath profile, Personal homepage

  • Position

    Professor

  • Appts

    Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

  • Email

    ZQu@mednet.ucla.edu

  • Degree

    Ph.D. (Physics), Beijing Normal University 1994

  • Expertise

    Mathematical modeling and computer simulation of cardiac arrhythmias, cell cycle control, and biological signaling; multi-scale and population-based computational modeling of biological systems; theoretical and computational biology; nonlinear dynamics.

Roper - {position}

Marcus Roper

  • Homepage

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  • Position

    Associate Professor

  • Appts

    Mathematics

  • Email

    mroper [at] math [dot] ucla [dot] edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Applied Math), Harvard, 2007

  • Expertise

    Mathematical modeling; fluid dynamics, fungal biology, asymptotic methods.

Savage - {position}

Van M. Savage

  • Homepage

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  • Position

    Associate Professor

  • Appts

    Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

  • Email

    vsavage [at] ucla.edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Physics), Washington (St. Louis), 2001

  • Expertise

    Physiological models of vascular systems, sleep, tumor growth; allometric scaling; ecological interactions and biodiversity.

Sehl - {position}

Mary Sehl

  • Homepage

    Biomath profile, Personal homepage

  • Position

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Appts

    Hematology & Oncology

  • Email

    msehl [at] mednet.ucla.edu

  • Degree

    MD Brown Univ., 2001; PhD (Biomathematics), UCLA, 2009

  • Expertise

    Stochastic simulation, cancer stem cell population dynamics and niche regulation, cancer epigenetics.

Suchard - {position}

Marc Suchard

  • Homepage

    Biomath profile, Personal homepage

  • Position

    Professor

  • Email

    msuchard [at] ucla.edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Biomathematics), UCLA, 2002; MD UCLA. 2004

  • Expertise

    Evolutionary reconstruction, sequence analysis, medical time series and biocomputing.

Lecturers

Gornbein - {position}

Jeffrey Gornbein

  • Homepage

    http://gornbein.bol.ucla.edu/

  • Position

    Lecturer

  • Email

    gornbein [at] ucla.edu

  • Degree

    DrPH (biostatistics), UCLA, 1987

  • Expertise

    Repeated measure analysis, clinical trial design, receptor binding models, survival analysis.

Professors Emeriti

Afifi - {position}

Abdelmonem A. Afifi

  • Homepage

    http://www.biostat.ucla.edu/people/afifi

  • Position

    Professor Emeritus

  • Email

    afifi [at] ucla.edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Statistics), Berkeley. 1965

  • Expertise

    Multivariate statistical analysis, with applications to biomedical and public health problems.

Huang - {position}

Henry Huang

Jennrich - {position}

Robert I. Jennrich

  • Homepage

    http://www.stat.ucla.edu/~rij/

  • Position

    Professor Emeritus

  • Email

    rij@math.ucla.edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Mathematics), UCLA, 1960.

  • Expertise

    Statistical methodology, computational algorithms, nonlinear regression, factor analysis, compartment analysis.

Landaw - {position}

Elliot M. Landaw

  • Position

    Professor Emeritus

  • Email

    elandaw [at] biomath.ucla.edu

  • Degree

    PhD (Biomathematics), UCLA, 1980; MD, University of Chicago, 1972

  • Expertise

    Kinetic analysis, binding studies, nonlinear estimation, and optimization in pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) and compartmental modeling; clinical applications in experimental design, PK analysis, and optimization/ individualization of therapeutic regimens.

Postdocs

Jason Xu - {position}

Jason Xu

  • Position

    Postdoc

  • Email

    jqxu [at] ucla.edu

  • Degree

    Ph.D. (Statistics), University of Washington 2016

  • Expertise

    Statistics, Stochastic processes, Machine Learning, Biological Modeling, Epidemiology

Students

Xu - {position}

Song Xu

  • Email

    sxu11 [at] ucla.edu

  • Expertise

    Stochastic process, evolution, stem cell biology, biomedical data analysis, machine learning.

Wasiolek - {position}

Rory Wasiolek

  • Email

    redw16 [at] gmail.com

  • Expertise

    Computational Statistics and genomics, haplotype and genotype imputation.

Tian - {position}

Yuxi Tian

  • Email

    yuxitian [at] gmail.com

  • Expertise

    I am interested in developing methods to analyze large-scale observational health datasets in order to benefit drug safety, comparative effectiveness, and health policy research.

Tekin - {position}

Elif Tekin

  • Email

    elifgurdogan [at] gmail.com

  • Expertise

    Mathematical modeling of optimal branching angles and asymmetric branching in vessel lengths in vascular networks. Methods to measure emergent multiway interactions with application to consumer-resource interactions in food webs and combinations of antibiotics used to treat bacteria and slow antibiotic resistance.

Stutz - {position}

Timothy Stutz

  • Email

    stutztim [at] ucla.edu

  • Expertise

    I develop methods for stochastic simulation, specifically higher order extensions of tau-leaping for chemical systems. I am also interested in stochastic calculus, specifically jump processes, asymptotics, and their applications in population models in biology.

Riley - {position}

Lindsay Riley

  • Email

    lindsayriley [at] ucla.edu

  • Expertise

    Mathematical modeling of wound healing.

Mistry - {position}

Bhaven Mistry

  • Homepage

    http://www.bhavenmistry.com

  • Email

    bamistry [at] ucla.edu

  • Expertise

    Agent-based modeling, collective behavior, transport, viral dynamics, molecular evolution.

Mason - {position}

Christian Mason

  • Homepage

    http://ctmason.bol.ucla.edu/

  • Email

    ctmason [at] ucla.edu

  • Expertise

    Understanding pathogen evolution and emergence across multiple scales of selection.

lin - {position}

Tianyun (Jason) Lin

landeros - {position}

Alfonso Landeros

Landaw - {position}

Julian Landaw

  • Email

    jlandaw [at] mednet.ucla.edu

  • Expertise

    Physiologically relevant mathematical models and computational approaches to cardiac arrhythmia dynamics.

Kim - {position}

Lae Kim

  • Homepage

    http://lukim.bol.ucla.edu

  • Email

    laekim [at] gmail.com

  • Expertise

    Mathematical models of neuroendocrine dynamics to provide better understanding of the mechanisms underlying stress disorders.

fisher - {position}

Alex Fisher

  • Email

    alexanderfisher [at] ucla.edu

Cruz Loya - {position}

Mauricio Cruz Loya

  • Email

    mcruzloya [at] ucla.edu

  • Expertise

    Mathematical and Computational approaches to understand the effects on bacterial antibiotic resistance when combinations of multiple antibiotics are employed.

chu - {position}

Ben Chu

  • Email

    benchu99 [at] Hotmail.com

Staff

Lucas - {position}

Mark Lucas

  • Position

    Chief Administrative Officer

  • Email

    mlucas [at] mednet.ucla.edu

Riemer - {position}

Martha Riemer

  • Position

    Administrative Analyst

  • Email

    mriemer [at] ucla.edu

Tomita - {position}

David Tomita

  • Position

    Student Affairs Officer

  • Email

    dtomita [at] biomath.ucla.edu