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National Science Foundation GRANT
Collaborative Research: Modeling Immune Dynamics of RNA Viruses In Reservoir and Nonreservoir Species


Investigators at Texas Tech University:

  • Linda JS Allen, Texas Tech University
  • Alex Trindade, Texas Tech University


  • Colleen Jonsson, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis TN
  • Michele Kosiewicz, University of Louisville

Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows at Texas Tech University

  • Krystin E Steelman Huff, PhD student, Graduated May 2018
  • Aadrita Nandi, PhD student
  • William Tritch, MS student, Graduated Fall 2016
  • Manjari Dissanayake, PhD Student, Graduated December 2018
  • Annabel Offer Meade, MS Student, Graduated Summer 2017
  • Fan Bai, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016-2018.

  • DG Goodin, CB Jonsson, LJS Allen, and RD Owen. 2018. Integrating landscape hierarchies in the discovery and modeling of ecological drivers of zoonotically transmitted disease from wildlife. In: The Connections Between Ecology and Infectious Disease, Book Series: Advances in Environmental Microbiology. C J. Hurst (Ed.) Springer
  • W Tritch and LJS Allen. 2018. Duration of a minor epidemic. Infectious Disease Modelling. 3: 60-73.
  • W Zhang, S Jang, C Jonsson, and LJS Allen. 2018. Models of cytokine dynamics in the inflammatory response in viral zoonotic infectious diseases. Mathematical Medicine and Biology. Accepted. doi: 10.1093/imammb/dqy009
  • F Bai, KES Huff, and LJS Allen. 2018. The effect of delay in viral production in within-host models during early infection. Journal of Biological Dynamics. Accepted. doi: 10.1080/17513758.2018.1498984
  • F Bai and LJS Allen. 2018. Probability of a major infection in a stochastic within-host model with multiple stages. Applied Mathematics Letters. Accepted. DOI: 10.1016/j.aml.2018.07.022
  • A Nandi and LJS Allen. 2018. Stochastic two-group models with transmission dependent on host infectivity or susceptibility. Journal of Biological Dynamics.https://doi.org/10.1080/17513758.2018.1538462

  • A Meade. Within-Host Models for Hantavirus Immune Response. Master's Report, TTU, M.S. August 2017.
  • KES Huff. Modeling the Early Stages of Within-Host Infection and Clinical Progression of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. PhD. May 2018.
  • M Dissanayake. An Empirical Saddlepoint Approximation Method for Smoothing Survival Functions Under Interval-Censoring and Classification of C Elegans using Functional Data Analysis Methods. PhD. December 2018.

  • Poster: "Modeling Innate Immune Response: Hantavirus in Reservoir/Nonreservoir Hosts". A Offer-Meade. Xth International Conference on HFRS, HPS, and Hantaviruses, Fort Collins, CO, May 31-June 3, 2016.
  • Presentation: "Duration of a Minor Epidemic Near the Critical Threshold of R_0=1". LJS Allen. Joint Mathematics Meetings, Session: Advances in Mathematics of Ecology, Epidemiology and Immunology of Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, Georgia, January 5-7, 2017.
  • Presentation: "Modeling the Early Stages of a Within-Host Viral Infection". KE Steelman. 97th Annual Meeting of the MAA Texas Section, Texas A&M University-Commerce, March 31-April 1, 2017.
  • Presentation: "Modeling the Early Stages of a Within-Host Viral Infection". KE Steelman. West Texas Applied Math Graduate Minisymposium, Texas Tech University, April 28, 2017.
  • Presentation: "Environment, Host and Pathogen Diversity on Probability of Disease Extinction". LJS Allen, BAMM 2017, Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, May 18-20, 2017.
  • Presentation: "Mathematical Modeling of Viral Zoonotic Infectious Diseases". LJS Allen. University of Kelaniya, Mathematics Colloquium, Sri Lanka, July 14, 2017.
  • Poster: "Within-host Mathematical Models for Orthohantavirus Infections". A Adams, O Dougherty, Q Murphy. MBI Summer Undergraduate Capstone Conference, Ohio State University, August 7-11, 2017.
  • Presentation: "Probability of Outbreak and Time to Outbreak in Viral Zoonotic Infectious Diseases". LJS Allen, PIMS-UVic Distinguished Lecture. University of Victoria, September 21, 2017.
  • Presentation "The Duration of a Minor Epidemic in Stochastic Models of Infectious Diseases". LJS Allen, ICMA VI, University of Arizona, October 20, 2017.
  • Presentation: "Stochastic Models on the Emergence of Disease in Viral Zoonoses". LJS Allen, Biomathematics Seminar, Arizona State University, October 19, 2017.
  • Presentation: "The Effect of Delay in Viral Production in Within-Host Models during Early Infection". F Bai, ICMA VI, University of Arizona, October 21, 2017.
  • Poster: "Modeling the Early Clinical Progression of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome". KES Huff, ICMA VI, University of Arizona, October 20, 2017.
  • Presentation: "Stochastic Models of Within-Host Viral Infection". KES Huff, Joint Math Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 12, 2018.
  • Presentation: "Probability of a Major Infection in a Stochastic Within-Host Model for a Viral Infection with Multiple Latent and Infectious Stages". F Bai. Frontiers in Mathematical Biology, May 2-4, 2018.
  • Presentation: "The Probability and Duration of Epidemic in Stochastic MultiStage and MultiGroup Models". LJS Allen, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, Ecological and Biological Systems Workshop, June 4-8, 2018.

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