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Juan B. Gutierrez, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics
Institute of Bioinformatics
University of Georgia

Role in MaHPIC

Investigator, Mathematical Modeling and Computational Analysis Team


Phone: 706-542-2609

Personal Statement

I am an associate professor at the University of Georgia with dual appointments in the Department of Mathematics and the Institute of Bioinformatics. I envision research in biomathematics as a constant exchange of ideas with experts in biological sciences; this conversation enriches biology with the insight provided by mathematics, and it enriches mathematics with the demands of complex problems originated in biology. Joel Cohen put it succinctly and brilliantly in a 2004 PLOS Biology article: "mathematics is biology's next microscope, only better; biology is mathematics' next physics, only better''. My doctoral training and postdoctoral experience were focused in the mathematical modeling of ecological interactions between and within species. I also have over a decade of industry experience in management of complex and large data sets. In the context of the MaHPIC project I study, via mathematical models, the dynamics of interactions between the malaria parasite, the immune system, and the general physiological response of the host.