I am an applied mathematician who works on interdisciplinary projects that are motivated by underlying biological questions. In my work, I build tractable mathematical models that still capture the underlying biological processes. To gain insights into unanswered biological questions, I use a wide variety of applied mathematics tools such as dynamical system and bifurcation theory, stochastic processes, and simulations. I am fortunate that applied mathematics has opened up venues for many collaborations on problems as varied as the generation of cardiac arrhythmias, regulation of cancer motility, and spatial ecology of foraging.

Opportunities for students:

* Mathematical Modeling Competition (COMAP MCM/ICM)

** Currently recruiting students for Spring 2015 competition! **

* Undergraduate research in math biology

* Applying to graduate school in applied mathematics/math biology

## Nessy Tania

Assistant Professor*address*:

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Smith College

Clark Science Center, 44 College Lane

Northampton, MA 01063

*office*: Burton 312

*phone*: (413)585-3590

*e-mail*: ntania (at) smith (dot) edu