# Team

**Director**

#### **Mette Olufsen**

Professor

Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, Roskilde University, 1998

**Faculty Members**

**Mansoor Haider**

Professor

Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1996

**Radmilla Sazdanovic**

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Mathematics, George Washington University, 2010

**Graduate Students**

**Michelle Bartolo**

Ph.D. Student -- Biomathematics

M.S. Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University, 2021

B.S. Applied Mathematics, Marist College, 2019

**Megan Chambers**

Ph.D. Student -- Applied Mathematics

M.S Mathematics, North Carolina State University, 2017

B.S Mathematics, Youngstown State University, 2015

### Amanda Colunga

Ph.D. Student -- Applied Mathematics

M.S. Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University, 2018

B.S. Applied Mathematics, Florida State University, 2016

**Justen Geddes**

Ph.D. Student -- Biomathematics

M.S. Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University, 2020

B.A. Mathematics, SUNY Geneseo, 2018

**Chris Schell**

Ph.D Student -- Biomathematics

B.S. Mathematics, North Carolina State University, 2020

**Alyssa Taylor-LaPole**

Ph.D. Student -- Biomathematics

B.S. Biology and Mathematics, Virginia Wesleyan University, 2019

**Kristen Windoloski**

Ph.D. Student -- Applied Mathematics

M.S. Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University, 2020

B.S. Mathematics, Fitchburg State University, 2018

**Undergraduate Students**

- Ruixuan Shang (North Carolina State University)
- Natalie Johnston (Vassar College)
- Mariam Kharbat (North Carolina State University)
- Ian Livengood (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)
- Miya Spinella (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)
- Perry Beamer (University of Maryland)
- Nicole Gallegos (Boston University)
- Caroline Hammond (University of Delaware)
- Teresa Jones (Virginia Wesleyan University)

**Visiting Scholars**

- Martín Miranda (March 2 -- July, 2022)

Ph.D. Student, School of Biological and Medical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile - Mihaela Paun (July 24 -- August 31, 2018)

Ph.D. Student, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow - Jay Mackenzie (February 24 -- March 17, 2020)

Ph.D. Student, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow

**High School Students**

- Shruthi Kunjur (Enloe High School, 2021)
- Robert Sternquist (Enloe High School, 2020-2021)
- Pratyush Seshadri (Raleigh Charter High School, 2019-2021)
- Medha Rao (MSBA-ENOLE intern, 2018)
- Shreyasi Mukherjee (MSBA-ENOLE intern, 2017)

**Collaborators**

- Daniel Beard, Ph.D.

Carl J. Wiggers Collegiate Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology

Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology

- Ronan Berg, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

- Brian Carlson, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor

Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan

- Naomi Chesler, Ph.D.

Professor, Director of The Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology

Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine - Atanaska Dobreva, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics, Augusta University

- Laura Ellwein, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Mathematics, Virginia Commonwealth University

- Nick Hill, Ph.D.

Simson Professor of Mathematics

School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow

- Dirk Husmeier, Ph.D.

Professor

School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow

- Jesper Mehlsen, M.D.

Director, Klinik Mehlsen

Research Scientist, Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet

- Johnny Ottesen, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University

- Charles Puelz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Pediatrics-Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine

- Sudar Rajagopal, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Co-director of Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Division of Cardiology, Duke University School of Medicine

- Justin Weigand, M.D.

Assistant Professor

CHSA Pedi-Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine

**Past Members**

- Mitchel Colebank, Ph.D.

Current: Postdoctoral researcher and computational scientist at University of California, Irvine

NCSU: Ph.D. Biomathematics, 2021

- Steven Gilmore, Ph.D.

NCSU: Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, 2021

- Atanaska Dobreva, Ph.D.

Current: Assistant Professor at Augusta University

NCSU: RTG Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020

- Nicholas Randolph

Current: Ph.D. Student, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

NCSU: B.S. Applied Mathematics and Chemical Engineering, 2020

- Matt Sheldon

NCSU: B.S. Applied Mathematics, 2020

- Umar Qureshi, Ph.D.

Current: Eva Garland Consulting

NCSU: Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014 - 2019

- Ben Randall, Ph.D.

Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan

NCSU: Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, 2019

- Payton Woodall

Current: Programming Specialist at Nuventra, Durham, NC

NCSU: B.S. Mathematics, 2018

- Anna Yarbrough

Current: Associate Technical Training Consultant at SAS Institute, Cary, NC

NCSU: B.S. Applied Mathematics, 2018

- Andrea Arnold, Ph.D.

Current: Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

NCSU: RTG Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014 - 2017

- Renee Brady, Ph.D.

Current: Postdoctoral Fellow at Moffitt Cancer Center

NCSU: Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, 2017

- Greg Mader, Ph.D.

Current: Senior Research Health Economist at RTI-HS

NCSU: Ph.D. Biomathematics, 2016

- Andrew Marquis

Current: Ph.D. Student, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan

NCSU: B.S. Applied Mathematics, 2016

- Francis Polakiewicz

Current: Associate Scientist at PPD, Richmond, VA

NCSU: M.S. Biomathematics, 2016

- Christina Battista, Ph.D.

Current: Scientist II at DILIsym Services Inc., RTP NC

NCSU: Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, 2015

- Adam Mahdi, Ph.D.

Current: Research Fellow, University of Oxford, UK

NCSU: Research Assistant Professor, 2012 - 2014

- Christian Olsen, Ph.D.

Current: Senior Statistical Programmer at Novo Nordisk, Denmark

NCSU: Ph.D. Biomathematics, 2014

- Jacob Sturdy

Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

NCSU: M.S. Biomathematics, 2014

- Nakeya Williams, Ph.D.

Current: Assistant Professor at United States Merchant Marine Academy

NCSU: Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, 2014