Math Biology Seminar: Nilima Nigam

  • Date: 02/06/2014
  • Time: 15:00
Nilima Nigam (SFU)

University of British Columbia


A Mathematical Model of Bone Remodeling at the Cellular Level


    In this talk, we quickly review the physiological process of bone remodeling and some key characteristics of the process at the cellular level. We then construct a mathematical model which accounts for some of the observed features. We describe the (difficult) process of parameter estimation, and present some computational results. This is joint work with Prof. Svetlana Komarova (McGill) and Dr. Marc Ryser (Duke). We end by describing refinements and extensions of the model, including a model of bone metastasis. This latter work is by Prof. Komarova and Ryser.

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Location: ESB 2012