News

2019

Sha He, a PhD student from Shaanxi Normal University, is visiting the group and will stay for two years

Boya Yang joined the group as a PhD student

Libin Rong gave lectures in the CIMPA Summer School of Mathematical Biology at Kathmandu, Nepal, June 17-26

Tyler Smith joined the group as a PhD student

Libin Rong joins the Editorial Board of the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, the official journal of The Society for Mathematical Biology

Libin Rong serves as the Associate Editor for the journal Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling, published by the BioMed Central (BMC)

 

2018

Call for papers for a special issue Non-smooth Biological Dynamical Systems and Applications, which will be published in Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering. Guest editors: Sanyi Tang, Yanni Xiao and Libin Rong

Ting Guo, a PhD student from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, is visiting the group and will stay for one year

Professor Zhipeng Qiu from Nanjing University of Science and Technology visited the group

Ryan Nikin-Beers joined the group as a Visiting Assistant Professor

Shasha Gao and Luc Olivier joined the group as PhD students

Disease by the Numbers, by Rachel Wayne, Ytori Magazine, Spring 2018

 

2017

A group of faculty and graduate students from Xinyang Normal University and Ningxia University are visiting Rong’s group

A paper modeling HIV drug pharmacodynamics is published on SIAM Applied Math. It is a joint work with Naveen Vaidya.  Check the Research Nuggets on SIAM News: Mathematically Modeling HIV Drug Pharmacodynamics, by Karthika Swamy Cohen

Several positions are available in Rong’s group. See positions

Libin Rong moved from Oakland University to The University of Florida

 

2016

A paper studying the HIV dynamics under treatment with different classes of drugs was published in Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. The first author is Xia Wang, who visited Oakland in 2015

Libin Rong is taking sabbatical and visiting Los Alamos National Lab in Spring 2016

 

2015

A paper explaining why CD4+ T cells are slowly depleted during HIV infection was published in PLoS Computational Biology

PhD student Areej Alshorman has graduated and taken a post-doc position in University of Louisiana at Lafayette

A paper studying the control of the Ebola virus infection was published in Scientific Reports

Libin Rong joins the Editorial Board of the journal Mathematical Biosciences

Dr. Xia Wang will visit the group from Xinyang Normal University, Henan, China

There will be a special issue of the Journal of Coupled Systems and Multiscale Dynamics. Eddie Cheng, Libin Rong, and Anna Spagnuolo are the guest editors

STEM Workshop: Best Practices in Scientific Writing. Libin Rong is one of the panelists

Meiqi Song joined the group as an undergraduate research assistant

 

2014

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics will organize a one-day Applied Mathematics Conference on September 13, 2014. Libin Rong is one of the organizers

Libin Rong will give lectures in the Summer School of Mathematical Biology at Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, in July, and give a talk in the Annual Meeting of the SMB (Society of Mathematical Biology) in Osaka, Japan, in August

High school student Daniel Lin received an internship this summer to work at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a United States Department of Energy National Laboratory operated by Stanford University

Libin Rong received the 2014 Marian P. Wilson Award, which “honors a meritorious book or article written by one or more faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences at Oakland University”

Libin Rong received the NSF CAREER Award, which “offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization”

High school student Daniel Lin attended the 57th Annual Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit 2013-2014. He got the 3rd place in the Intel Michigan State Fair

Libin Rong is an invited speaker of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

Graduate student Gregory Mink passed the oral exam required for obtaining his Master Degree at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Graduate student Gregory Mink gave a presentation in the 2014 Conference of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters

A special issue on Modelling in Infectious Diseases has been published by Journal of Biological Systems. Maia Martcheva and Libin Rong are the guest editors

 

2013

Former PhD student Kasia Pawelek is on TV  and in local news for her research in the control of mosquitoes and related diseases in South Carolina

Libin Rong was interviewed by news outlet Dugdug which “brings cutting edge research to the mainstream audience”

Areej Alshorman joined the group as a PhD student

High school student Daniel Lin is selected to attend The Rockefeller University Summer Science Research Program (SSRP)

Math professor to present work at conference in China, OU News

Commentary on the PNAS article: Mathematical modeling: A tool for selecting agents with complementary modes of action?, Journal of Hepatology

The PNAS article, Modeling shows that the NS5A inhibitor daclatasvir has two modes of action and yields a shorter estimate of the hepatitis C virus half-life, has been selected for F1000Prime

Graduate student Chathuri Samarasinghe won the Graduate Research Assistant Tuition (GReAT) award

Former PhD student Kasia Pawelek and her students are in the media of South Carolina for their research in the control of West Nile virus and influenza

Libin Rong will organize a session Viral Dynamics and Drug Treatment in The Fourth Conference on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics (CMPD4), Taiyuan, China

Undergraduate student Michael Joseph ‘Joey’ Meyer has chosen the University of Virginia for his graduate study and he will focus on quantitative Psychology

Undergraduate student Michael Joseph ‘Joey’ Meyer won the Lou Bragg Award

Gregory Mink joined the group as a graduate research assistant in summer 2013

Undergraduate student Michael Joseph ‘Joey’ Meyer was selected to be a student speaker at the commencement ceremony

Libin Rong won the 2013 New Investigator Research Excellence Award, which “recognizes one junior faculty member (non-tenured) for the significant achievements at Oakland University”

Libin Rong was awarded the CBR Research Excellence Fund to support graduate students

New study on hepatitis C drug treatment in vivo and in vitro, Science Daily

Two papers studying hepatitis C were published in PNAS and PLoS Computational Biology

 

2012

OU professor recognized for postdoctoral physics work, OU news

Libin Rong received the 2012 Leon Heller Postdoctoral Publication Prize in Theoretical Physics, which is “a biennial prize sponsored by Leon Heller and Los Alamos National Laboratory, awarded for the best article in theoretical physics”

Chathuri Samarasinghe joined the group as a graduate student

PhD student Kasia Pawelek accepted a tenure-track position at University of South Carolina Beaufort

Giao Huynh published a paper studying Epstein-Barr virus dynamics in Journal of Theoretical Biology

Libin Rong gave lectures in the Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium Summer School at University of Wyoming

A paper studying combination therapy for flu was published in Journal of Infectious Diseases

Pawel Marcinek joined the group as a graduate research assistant in summer 2012

Both innate and adaptive immune responses are critical to the control of influenza, Science Daily

Kasia Pawelek and Giao Huynh published a paper studying influenza virus dynamics in PLoS Computational Biology

 

2011

Libin Rong is awarded NSF grant to study HIV

Kasia Pawelek won the best poster award in Sigma Xi/Center for Biomedical Research Festival

Undegraduate Joey Meyer joined the group as an undergraduate research assistant in summer 2011

Kasia Pawelek won the best poster award in the 2011 SIAM Great Lakes Section Spring Meeting

Libin Rong received a subcontract award from Harvard Medical School to study SIV persistence

Kasia Pawelek won two University Research Committee Student Research Awards

Libin Rong was profiled in OU College of Arts and Sciences

 

2010

Giao Huynh joined the group as a Post-doctoral Research Associate

A paper studying HIV was published in PLoS Computational Biology

Marc Ratajczak joined the group as an undergraduate research assistant in summer 2010

Rong’s numbers: accelerating progress in HCV therapeutic research, Science Translational Medicine

Hepatitis C resists Vertex drug needs cocktails, Bloomberg Businessweek

Combination of direct antivirals may be key to curing hepatitis C, Science Daily

A paper studying hepatitis C was published in Science Translational Medicine

Kasia Pawelek joined the group as a PhD student

Libin Rong was featured in OU Research Magazine

Libin Rong has moved from Los Alamos National Lab to Oakland University in Michigan