The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is has announced that Anna Thomas, a mathematics and computer science dual major, has been selected for its highly competitive Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (SRE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT).
The NIMBioS SRE program includes 16 undergraduate students from universities across the United States, and participants receive a stipend of $2,000. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 program will be conducted entirely remotely and run from June 1-30. Participants work in teams with NIMBioS postdoctoral researchers and UT faculty on research at the interface of mathematics and biology. This year's projects range from modeling the influence of climate change velocity on species distributions, investigating co-evolutionary dynamics of quorum sensing and biofilms, understanding the effects of pathogenic bacteria on phytoplankton community mortality, and more.
NIMBioS is a National Science Foundation-supported initiative to foster interdisciplinary research at the interface between mathematical and biological sciences. Additional support includes the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.