UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
OPPORTUNITY
IN MATHEMATICAL
BIOLOGY
Applications are
solicited by undergraduate
students interested in research experience in mathematical biology.
Priority will be given to students with a strong interest and
background in mathematics and in biology. Students in their Junior or
Senior years are welcome to apply. A stipend of $6,000/year will be
offered to the best qualified candidates.
The areas of
focus are
 Mathematics for
cardiovascular interventions (mentors: Prof. Canic,
Mathematics, UH, and Prof. Rosenstrauch, M.D. with expertize in
molecular biology, the Texas Heart Institute), and
 Mathematical
neuroscience (mentors: Prof. Josic, Mathematics, UH,
and Prof. Colbert, Biology, UH).
The students in
this program will
 receive handson mathematical research
experience by working on projects assigned at the beginning of the
program,
 actively participate in experiments at the
Molecular Biology Laboratory at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston,
or participate in experiments and develop numerical models of neurons
based on experiments conducted in the Neuroscience Laboratory in the
Department of Biology and Biochemistry at UH, and
 take elective courses in Biology, Biomedical
Engineering and Mathematics that will enhance their interdisciplinary
exposure and prepare them for interdisciplinary graduate studies.
Participants
will be provided office and computer laboratory space. Contact:
math for
cardiovascular interventions:
mathematical neuroscience:
This program is funded by the National
Science Foundation.

Vascular graft inside abdominal
aneurysm

See examples of
research projects.
