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Mathematical Immunology

Working Group Leader: Tanya Miura

Group members: Esteban Hernandez Vargas, Rodolfo Blanco Rodriguez

Originated: November 8, 2022

Description:

The Mathematical Immunology Working Group will develop mathematical models to explain the roles of immune responses during respiratory viral infections.

PIPP Molecular Modeling (MoMo)

Working Group Leader: Marty Ytreberg

Group Members: Jonathan Barnes, Jagdish Patel, America Chi

Originated: December 15, 2022

Description:

MoMo will brainstorm ideas to participate in the pandemic preparedness proposal that will be led by University of Texas, Austin.

Drug Discovery

Working Group leader: Marty Ytreberg

Group members: Matthew Bernards, Patrick Hrdlicka, Jagdish Patel, Paul Rowley, Kris Waynant, Jonathan Barnes, Brenda Schroeder, Suki Li

Originated: February 2021

Description:

We will be brainstorming ideas on how the U of I can build a center that has a focus on drug discovery. Discussion includes possible focus areas, current expertise, gaps in knowledge/expertise and funding mechanisms.

Working Group on Belief Formation

Working Group leader: Holly Wichman

Group members: Jeff Bailey, Bert Baumgaertner, Jim Bull, Traci Craig, Florian Justwan, Craig Miller, Dilshani Sarathchandra

Originated: January 2021

Description:

Working Group on Belief Formation explores how beliefs and opinions are formed. This is approached from a multidisciplinary perspective. One goal is to foster logical thinking in our students.

GeoHealth

Working Group leader: Alan Kolok

Group members: Naveen Joseph, Erik Coats, Russell Baker, Chantal Vella, Helen Brown, Erich Seamon, Karen Hume, Dan Strawn

Originated: January 2021

Description:

This group is focused upon evaluating the relationship between water quality in surface and groundwater and its links to adverse human health impacts, particularly cancer.