I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at University of Louisville. I received my MA in Mathematics from the City College of New York, CUNY, my PhD in Mathematics from University of Florida under the supervision of Sergei S. Pilyugin and was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Arizona State University. Prior to beginning my graduate studies at CCNY, I worked in the Actuarial Consulting and Corporate Actuarial departments at Mutual of America.
My research interests lie at the intersection of the area of Mathematics known as deterministic and stochastic dynamical systems and Biology, broadly construed. I view myself as both a mathematician and a scientist, developing and applying sophisticated mathematical techniques to answer critical questions in ecology, epidemiology, oncology and medicine. My work to date has touched on how the structure of populations can affect the dynamics of disease spread, how the immune system can be excited to promote its ability to destroy the cancer cells associated to melanoma, and the paradox of biodiversity. Mathematically, I am interested in how our knowledge of deterministic dynamical systems, such as systems of ordinary differential equations, can be leveraged to understand related stochastic dynamical systems.