Feedback, Lineages and Cancer

Start: 05/02/2012 - 1:15pm
End  : 05/02/2012 - 2:15pm

Applied Math Seminar

John Lowengrub (University of California, Irvine)


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.

RN 103