Dr. Deitmar Oelz, research associate at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, the fourth and final candidate for the open Missouri S&T mathematics position, will give a talk titled Mathematics of the Cytoskeleton, on Thursday, March 3, from 4 to 5:15 p.m., G5 Rolla Building.
Oelz received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Vienna University in 2007. Since then, he has held academic positions at the Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina (2007), Wolfgang Pauli Institute in Vienna (2007-2008), University of Vienna (2009-2010), Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, Vienna (2010-2013), and University of California-Davis (2013-2014). Since 2014, Dr. Oelz has has been a member of the Courant Institute at New York University as a research associate. Dr. Oelz’s research focuses on the identification and description of complex processes in cell biology by mathematical models, their evaluation based on numerical simulation and mathematical analysis, and the validation of such models against experimental data
In the speech, Oelz will give a short overview of how a mathematical foundation is used in ongoing and future research projects on cytoskeleton dynamics in neuron cells and on the contraction of the cellular cortex.