Tuesday, July 11

Mathematical Models for Physiology

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Rio Mar 10

This minisymposium presents a collection of works on mathematical models for physiology. The speakers will discuss the development of models as well as their mathematical analysis and computational aspects. They will present research on spectral analysis for the model equations of a particular renal mechanism, parallel algorithms for solving model equations that describe the mammalian kidney, a fluid-mechanical model of the mobility of microorganism, and the mathematical processing of diffusion tensor magnetic images.

Organizers: Mariano Marcano-Velázquez
University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Raymond Mejia
National Institutes of Health, USA
10:30-10:55 An Integrative Model of Internal Axoneme Mechanics and External Fluid Dynamics in Ciliary Beating
R. Dillon, Washington State University, USA; and Lisa Fauci, Tulane University, USA
11:00-11:25 Irregular Oscillations in Kidney Nephron Flow May Be Mediated by Tubuloglomerular Feedback (TGF)
Harold E. Layton, Duke University, USA; A. W.-Y. Tam, University of Toronto, Canada; and L. C. Moore, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA
11:30-11:55 The Mathematical Processing of Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Images
Akram Aldroubi, Peter Basser, and Sini Pajevic, Vanderbilt University, USA
12:00-12:25 Mathematical Models of Renal Concentrating Mechanism: Algorithms and their Implementation
Reginald P. Tewarson, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA

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