About Bill

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Broadly I am interested in the application of quantitative, computational, and mathematical methods to describe and study problems stemming from life and social sciences. My PhD work involved the study of fluid / solid interactions in human hearing (Cochlear function to be more specific). These days I work at the interface of cellular systems biology and mathematics. Broadly, I work to detail and understand the mechanisms responsible for highly choreographed spatio temporal regulation of cellular processes such as chemotaxis (movement of a cell in response to a chemical gradient), cytokinesis (cell division), wound regeneration, and embryonic development. In short, this work boils down to constructing descriptive models (typically ODE, PDE, or discrete stochastic models) of biological processes, studying their properties, and connecting results of those investigations to the motivating systems to suggest targeted experiments and hopefully provide new insights.

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