Abstract: Cancer is fundamentally a loss of control in a complex biological system, as the tightly regulated rate of cell division breaks down. In this talk, we demonstrate how an interdisciplinary approach synthesizing developmental biology, engineering feedback control, and mathematical modeling can help to determine the control processes operating within an individual tumor. Such information can both provide insight into how different types of tumors develop, as well as patient-specific prognosis of the effects of therapy.
Bio: Prof. Lowengrub holds appointments with the Departments of Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering,and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine. His research interests include microstructured materials, such as emulsions and polymer blends, crystals, thin films and metallic alloys, and blood and biological tissues. Prof. Lowengrub is a recipient of a Sloan Fellowship, a McNight Professorship, and the APS Frenkiel Award.
Host: Prof. Eckart Meiburg
***Please note the room change to ESB 2001***