Assistant professor Shiv Karunakaran at the WSU Academic Showcase 2015


Assistant Professor Elissa Schwartz and Clinical Associate Professor Sergey Lapin Analyze the Numbers - Determine Best Way to Control H1N1 Influenza Virus

When the first cases of the H1N1 influenza virus hit WSU in 2009, assistant professor Elissa Schwartz was teaching her students about the behavior of epidemics in a closed population. Using real live data, they simulated transmission of the influenza virus to analyze its infection rate thereby determining the best way to contain it. The first author on this study was Lydia Miller (MS Math 2013), and co-authors are Clinical Associate Professor Sergey Lapin, Mindy Morgan (MS Math 2013), and School of Biological Sciences grad student, Therese Jones. Elissa presented the findings at the Society for Mathematical Biology annual meeting in Osaka, Japan, in July 2014.
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