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Research Associates

​Research Associates are an important part of the scholarly activities of the Alliance. They play a vital role with their diverse expertise and backgrounds.


​​Diane Byers, Biology, Illinois State University

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​Evolutionary ecology, prairie habitat loss and fragmentation for the remaining native plants and their pollinators, community ecology, and quantitative and population genetics.


 
 
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Computational modeling of evolving systems. Research interests are directed toward understanding evolving biological systems, including chromosomal inversions and other mutations, using computational techniques and statistical mechanics. Interests also include the efficiency of evolutionary processes used to solve problems in a biological environment.


​​​​​​​​​​​​Eric Eager, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
tim.pngMathematical ecology and sociology, specifically population dynamics.  Modeling and analysis of populations using nonlinear and stochastic dynamical systems (difference, differential and integral equations) and individual-based approaches (branching processes and agent-based simulation models). Also interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning as it pertains to interdisciplinary courses in mathematical biology. 
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The Hammond Lab is primarily interested in an epigenetic process called meiotic silencing by unpaired DNA (MSUD) and a common phenomenon in fungi known as spore killing, as well as viruses of fungi and fungi that infect plants.



faculty_Heuett_William.jpgMathematical biology, computational systems biology, and molecular biophysics: using data-driven Bayesian analysis, statistical methods, optimization, and deterministic and stochastic models to investigate biologically related phenomena, such as the dynamics and regulation of metabolic networks, hormone secretion, and signaling pathways.


Qazi Khusro, M.D., Pekin Memorial Hospital
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Dr. Khusro is a practicing gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He also has additional expertise in endoscopic ultrasonography of the gastrointestinal tract. He has experience in teaching medical students and trainee physicians (interns and residents). His research interests are in the field of colon cancer screening. He is interested in evaluating factors that might influence patient uptake of various screening modalities.
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Dr. Ufuktepe's research interests and activities over the past 15 years have
mainly centered around four areas: Probabilistic Analysis, Time Scales, Computational Mathematics , and Biomathematics. In addition to these research areas, He is  also actively involved in methods of alternative effective mathematics education. More recently, he has started working in discrete dynamical systems, in particular modeling related to Host-Parasitoid and predator-prey systems.
Modeling and analysis of populations using nonlinear and stochastic dynamical systems (difference, differential and integral equations) and individual-based approaches (branching processes and agent-based simulation models).




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* Board of Directors member