Hwayeon Ryu gives MathBio Seminar talk virtually at Virginia Tech

The assistant professor of mathematics discussed multistability results in a model of macrophage polarization during MathBio Seminar talk at Virginia Tech.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Hwayeon Ryu recently gave MathBio Seminar talk virtually at Virginia Tech in April 2022.

This seminar series typically attract a mix of faculty and master’s, doctoral and undergraduate students at Virginia Tech, in which the topics of talks fall under the broad umbrella of mathematical biology.

In her talk, she presented a mathematical model for polarization of a single macrophage which, despite its simplicity, exhibits complex dynamics in terms of multistability. At the end, numerical results were presented, which helped formulate hypotheses that could be further investigated by laboratory experiments to deepen our understanding of macrophage polarization.